Top of the Rockies

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Top of the Rockies
Major junctions
South end SH 82 in Aspen
North end I-70
Highway system
Colorado State Highways

Top of the Rockies is the name of a National Scenic Byway in Colorado, in the Western United States. Most of the byway is above 9,000 ft (2,700 m) and thus the name of the byway is Top of the Rockies. The byway goes over Tennessee Pass to the mining town of Leadville, Colorado.

Route description[edit]

The byway starts in Aspen, traveling on SH 82 east over Independence Pass and near the Twin Lakes to just north of the town of Granite. The route then continues north on US 24 through Leadville to Interstate 70 (I-70). A spur of the byway continues along the entire length of SH 91 from Leadville to Copper Mountain, through Fremont Pass.[1]

Historic downtown Leadville

Points of interest[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

Main route[edit]

PitkinAspen0.00.0 SH 82 west
Lake US 24 southByway continues on US 24 north
Leadville SH 91 north
EagleMinturn I-70 / US 6 – Denver, Grand JunctionWestern terminus of US 24
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Fremont Pass route[edit]

Lake0.0000.000 US 24
Summit22.60536.379 I-70Interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Staff. "Top of the Rockies – CDOT". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 30, 2013.

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