San Juan Skyway
Length: 233 miles
Driving Time: All day
Route: Start in Durango, head west on State Highway 160, which will turn into State Highway 145, State Highway 62, and, eventually, State Highway 550.
Where to Stop: This road that snakes through the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado includes historic mining camps, mountain peaks, and plenty of climbs over 11,000 feet. Waterfalls? There's plenty of those, too, as well as mountain goats and black bears. Grab a sandwich at Brown Bag Telluride. Or grab a table on the patio of the Tomboy Tavern in Telluride.