The highways that go through Colorado contain some of the most beautiful views you will ever see from behind the wheel. Let's take a drive and look at five of them, and marvel at what we see.

Alpine Loop

This roadway connects the towns of Ouray, Lake City, and Silverton and is 65 miles long. The majestic beauty is amazing and you are going to want to stop often for pictures, making this highway one picturesque road indeed.

Flat Tops Trail

Starting in Yampa, you can make your way to Meeker along some of the prettiest scenery you will find. During the fall, the changing of the colors has to be experienced along this drive. Remember your fishing gear too, because there are plenty of places to stop to get the line wet. While cruising the Flat Tops Trail, make sure you check out what is known as the birthplace of the wilderness movement, Trapper's Lake.

Highway Of Legends

The area is replete with Native American history as well as the history of the Spanish explorers who fought with them. Take US Highway west from Walsenburg, then take Highway 12 to LaVeta. Along the way, you will see the majestic Spanish Peaks, which the natives held sacred as the birthplace of life.

The San Juan Skyway

Named in Travel and Leisure's 2012 edition as one of America's best spring drives, you find yourself traveling through places like Durango, Silverton, Telluride and Ouray, each with their own amazing views, this a must see when you travel Colorado.

Tracks Across Borders

I know that sounds like some sort of cause you can get behind, this one actually follows the historical significance of the Durango and Silverton narrow gauge Railroad. There are a number of places to shop and enjoy the scenery in one of those or other towns, and for the train lover in you, you can also get all aboard and ride the train to Silverton. The history you will become immersed in really does take you back.

Let's gas up, get road munchies and maps together and take a drive!