The Flat Tops Scenic Byway will make you GASP in the fall. It is by far the most scenic drive in Colorado I have driven thus far. While other roads let you glimpse Aspens, this road lets you wallow up to your neck in Aspens. After a couple of hours driving, you will run out of explicatives and just start grunting, moaning, and hyperventilating. And that is just the start. This was an all day drive. My destination was Trappers Lake. I had so many photos it was hard to decide on which ones to post. Unfortunately, I was shooting with the sun high in the sky, which is not the best.
This is the route I took...
- From Yampa go north on County Road 17, which becomes County Road 19.
- Turn left onto County Road/State Highway 132, which becomes County Road 8
- From County Road 8 turn south onto County Road 8a/Trappers Lake Road/Colorado Hwy 155
Looking west from a vista point. This road leads to Meeker. I would cross it going towards Trappers Lake