Colorado U.S. Route 50
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At this spot on U.S. 50, road trippers can take in a view of the Blue Mesa Reservoir and surrounding mountains. Colorado is long on scenic landscapes and this one is a standout. The reservoir, Colorado's largest body of water, is 20 miles long and a terrific windsurfing spot in the summer. Its size provides gawkers with the chance to watch clouds roll toward and crash over nearby peaks.

Road: U.S. Route 50
Pullout Coordinates: 38° 27.153', -107° 18.757'