Colorado Driving & Highway Guide

Driving in Colorado is not like driving in any other state. There are beautiful scenic highways through the high mountains, routes that close for the winter season, and regular snowy conditions that drivers need to be prepared for. Use the resources here to explore, learn, prepare, and make your journey safer.

All truckers should be prepared for traveling over mountain passes with steep descents. You will need to descend slowly in low gear to keep your brakes from overheating.

Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnel

Commonly referred to as the Eisenhower Tunnel, this pair of tunnels takes commuters through the Continental Divide. The actual name of the tunnel is the Eisenhower–Edwin C. Johnson Memorial Tunnel. The Eisenhower Tunnel travels east to west and the Johnson Tunnel travels the opposite direction.

eisenhower tunnel eastern side
loveland pass winter driving

Winter Driving Safety in Colorado

How can you stay safe during the winter months while driving in Colorado? Start here. This page includes driving tips, winter vehicle checklists and driver info.

Pikes Peak

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has helped to make this mountain famous. Pikes Peak is located in Colorado Springs, and the road that ascends this mountain is a popular tourist attraction.

Pike's Peak Highway Road
Glenwood Canyon elevated interstate with Colorado River flowing below

Interstate 70

Find photos, driving info, and historical information about I-70 through Colorado here.

Google Map of Colorado