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Colorado Byway Highway Guide

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Junction
Junction of State Highway #149 with United States Highway #50, withint Curecanti National Recreation Area, on the Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado. This is where Silver Thread Scenic Byway starts it's journey through the colorful old mining camps of the Silver Thread scenic beauty. Byway passes by upper reaches of the Rio Grande, sparkling North Clear Creek Falls, the Slumgullion earth slide, and the shark-like fin of Uncompahgre Peak.
2.8
4.5
Blue Mesa Reservoir
Access from State Highway #149, to Blue Mesa Reservoir. Blue Mesa Reservoir is Colorado's largest body of water and largest Lake Trout and Kokanee salmon fishery in the United States. It is one of three reservoirs forming the Curecanti National Recreation Area, in Colorado.
3.8
6.1
Road Access
Road Access to Blue Mesa Reservoir, within Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado
17.0
27.3
Road Access
Road Access to, Powderhorn, Colorado, is a town in Gunnison County, Colorado,
17.9
28.8
County Road 29
County Road 29 to Powderhorn, Colorado, located in Gunnison County, Colorado
24.6
39.6
Gateview, Colorado
Blue Mesa Road, Community of Gateview, Colorado
34.0
54.7
Alpine Road
Alpine Road, winds into the forest off State Highway #149, Colorado
40.4
65.0
Lake Fork Road
Lake Fork Road,
45.4
73.1
Lake City, Colorado
Lake City, Colorado, is a town in Hinsdale County, Colorado, located on Colorado Highway #149
47.8
76.9
Road Access
Road Access to Lake San Cristobal, a lake located off State Highway #149 south of Lake City, Colorado
53.8
86.5
Viewpoint / Pullout
Viewpoint / Pullout, This location offers a spectacular view of Uncampahgre Peak, Lake San Cristobal and Slumgullion Pass,
54.7
88.0
Road to Cathdral, Colorado
Gunnison Avenue, Road to Cathdral, Colorado, Cebola Creek,
63.7
102.5
View Point / Road side Rest Area
View Point / Road side Rest Area, on State Highway #149, Colorado
69.2
111.4
Road Access
Road to North Clear Creek Falls, Colorado, Beaver Pond, Lakeman Lakes, Santa Maria Lake, located on U.S. Forest Service Road 509, off Colorado Highway #149, part of Silver Thread Scenic Byway, Colorado
70.3
113.1
View Point
View Point of Headwaters of Rio Grande, Brown Lakes, Rio Grande Pyramid, in Colorado
72.2
116.2
State Route #515
State Route #515, South Clear Creek, South Clear Creek Falls, lie on the east to the Colorado Highway #149
73.6
118.4
Access
Access Road to Forest Service Road 509, Bristol Head,
74.3
119.6
Spring Creek Drive
Spring Creek Drive, Bristol Head Drive,
74.7
120.2
Dabney Cut
Dabney Cut, State Route #520, Road Canyon Reservoir, Crooked Creek, located off State Highway #149, Colorado
77.8
125.2
Bristol Head Road
Bristol Head Road, Freemon's Guest Ranch,
79.0
127.2
Fern Creek Road
Fern Creek Road/ U.S.Forest Service Road 522,
89.4
143.8
Middle Creek Road
Middle Creek Road, view of Ivy of Mountain
90.5
145.6
Deep Creek Road
Deep Creek Road connects with State Highway #149 at another location near Saint Louis Valley, in Colorado
92.8
149.4
Miner's Creek Road
Miner's Creek Road, Community of Sunnyside, Colorado
94.1
151.5
Airport Road
Airport Road, Airport is located along the Silver Thread Scenic Byway, Colorado.
95.6
153.8
Creede, Colorado
Creede, Colorado, a historic Town, is located in Mineral County, Colorado, a mining district, Community of North Creede, Colorado, Bachelor Loop, Community of Weaver, Colorado, West willow creek, Colorado,
105.3
169.5
Lower Terrace Drive
Lower Terrace Drive, Stage Coach Road, traverse along Rio Grande, Colorado
113.7
182.9
Masonic Park
Masonic Park, located on State Highway #149, on the bank of the Rio Grande, Colorado
116.2
187.0
Baxterville, Colorado
Ponderosa Drive, Baxterville, Colorado, North River Road leads to Alpine, Colorado, a community located in Rio Grande County, Colorado.
116.9
188.2
Junction
Junction of State Highway #149 with United States Highway #160 at South Fork, Colorado, is a town in Rio Grande County, Colorado, The Riverbend Resort, located outside of South Fork, Colorado. This is where Silver Thread Scenic Byway ends.