If you love classic cars and American muscle, then we have a Colorado Auto Museum that you need to see. Some may not even know that it is hiding about an hour away near the breathtaking palisade near Gateway Canyon in Gateway, Colorado.

See the Gateway Canyon Auto Museum in Colorado

It's an absolutely beautiful drive down 141 to Gateway. It's only about 53 miles to the front door of the museum from Grand Junction, and inside are more than 50 reasons to come check this place out.

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The Drive to Gateway Colorado

I had never been down Colorado Highway 141 before and everything you read about it is true. It's one of the most scenic 50 miles of road I've seen so far and includes Nine Mile Hill that is part of the Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic Byway that will take you from Whitewater to Placerville.

The John Hendrix Collection at the Gateway Auto Museum

Believe it or not, the cars you are about to see are all part of the privately owned collection of cars that belong to John Hendrix. John's love for classic cars matched his love for Gateway Canyon, so he decided the museum there would be a great place to display his collection. We hope you enjoy the tour.

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On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.