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Alpine Loop Back Country Byway: general information

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Alpine Loop Back Country Byway

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This is a spectaculair 65-mile tour winding through the alpine terrain of the San Juan Mountains. About two thirds of the route is dirt road suitable for 2-wheel-drive cars, so everyone can experience a portion of this scenic area.
More information on the Bureau of Landmanagement website:
(1) General Information
(2) Byways and National Trails
(3) Mountain Bike Trails
(4) Brochure
(5) Map  
This is a spectaculair 65-mile tour winding through the alpine terrain of the San Juan Mountains. About two thirds of the route is dirt road suitable for 2-wheel-drive cars, so everyone can experience a portion of this scenic area.
More information on the Bureau of Landmanagement website:
(1) General Information
(2) Byways and National Trails
(3) Mountain Bike Trails
(4) Brochure
(5) Map  

Alpine Loop Back Country Byway: nearby sleeping facilities

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10 preferred sleeping facilities (B&B's, inns, motels, etc.):

Alpine Inn
Rio Grande Southern Hotel
Elk Ridge Ranch
Dolores Mountain Inn
Canyon Creek Bed & Breakfast
French Country Inn B & B
Sundance Bear Lodge
Flagstone Meadows Ranch B & B
Black Canyon Motel
Be Our Guest Bed & Breakfast

Alpine Loop Back Country Byway: nearby destinations

50 Other parks or sites within 200km (125mi):

San JuanNational Forest - Colorado - 28km (18mi)
RidgwayState Park - Colorado - 29km (19mi)
San Juan Skyway National Forest Scenic BywayByways - Colorado - 42km (27mi)
CurecantiNational Recreation Area - Colorado - 57km (36mi)
Black Canyon Of The GunnisonNational Park - Colorado - 66km (42mi)
Fort Uncompahgre Living History MuseumPoints of Interest - Colorado - 96km (61mi)
Ute Council TreeLandmark - Colorado - 96km (61mi)
Ohio Creek Scenic DrivePoints of Interest - Colorado - 99km (63mi)
Mesa VerdeNational Park - Colorado - 111km (70mi)
Trail of the Ancients National Scenic BywayByways - Colorado - 111km (70mi)
Canyons of the AncientsNational Monument - Colorado - 112km (71mi)
Crested ButteNational Historic District - Colorado - 113km (72mi)
Yucca HouseNational Monument - Colorado - 119km (75mi)
Grand MesaNational Forest - Colorado - 123km (78mi)
Aztec RuinsNational Monument - New Mexico - 132km (83mi)
Red Stone Coke OvensPoints of Interest - Colorado - 137km (86mi)
West Elk Loop Scenic BywayByways - Colorado - 137km (86mi)
HovenweepNational Monument - Utah - 146km (92mi)
HovenweepNational Monument - Colorado - 146km (92mi)
Museum of the WestPoints of Interest - Colorado - 148km (93mi)
Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse RangeWild Horse Sanctuary - Colorado - 149km (94mi)
Independence Ghost TownPoints of Interest - Colorado - 151km (95mi)
Independence Pass Scenic BywayByways - Colorado - 152km (96mi)
Top of the Rockies National Scenic BywayByways - Colorado - 152km (96mi)
Three Kiva PuebloPoints of Interest - Utah - 154km (97mi)
Black Ridge CanyonsWilderness - Colorado - 158km (100mi)
ColoradoNational Monument - Colorado - 160km (101mi)
McInnis CanyonsNational Conservation Area - Colorado - 167km (105mi)
Four Corners MonumentLandmark - Utah - 168km (106mi)
Indian CreekState Park - Utah - 169km (107mi)
Dinosaur MuseumPoints of Interest - Utah - 171km (108mi)
Edge of the CedarsState Park - Utah - 171km (108mi)
Hotel ColoradoNational Historic Landmark - Colorado - 176km (111mi)
Indian Creek Corridor Scenic BywayByways - Utah - 178km (112mi)
White RiverNational Forest - Colorado - 182km (114mi)
Great Sand DunesNational Preserve - Colorado - 184km (116mi)
Great Sand DunesNational Park - Colorado - 184km (116mi)
Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric HighwayByways - Colorado - 186km (117mi)
Butler Wash Indian RuinPoints of Interest - Utah - 187km (117mi)
Fort BluffHistoric Site - Utah - 189km (119mi)
Trail of the Ancients National Scenic BywayByways - Utah - 190km (120mi)
ArchesNational Park - Utah - 191km (120mi)
Eagle County Regional AirportAirport - Colorado - 194km (122mi)
Mill Canyon Dinosaur TrailPoints of Interest - Utah - 194km (122mi)
Mule Canyon Indian RuinsPoints of Interest - Utah - 195km (123mi)
Sand Island PetroglyphsPoints of Interest - Utah - 195km (123mi)
Cedar MesaPoints of Interest - Utah - 196km (123mi)
Dead Horse PointState Park - Utah - 196km (123mi)
GoosenecksState Park - Utah - 197km (124mi)
Copper Ridge Dinosaur TrackwaysPoints of Interest - Utah - 197km (124mi)

81 Other parks or sites between 200km (125mi) and 400km (250mi):

Dead Horse Mesa Scenic BywayByways - Utah - 201km (127mi)
CanyonlandsNational Park - Utah - 208km (131mi)
Natural BridgesNational Monument - Utah - 214km (135mi)
Valley of the GodsPoints of Interest - Utah - 215km (135mi)
San Juan River BridgePoints of Interest - Utah - 221km (139mi)
Moki DugwayPoints of Interest - Utah - 221km (139mi)
Florissant Fossil BedsNational Monument - Colorado - 225km (142mi)
Muley PointPoints of Interest - Utah - 227km (143mi)
White River MuseumPoints of Interest - Colorado - 231km (145mi)
Canyon PintadoNational Historic District - Colorado - 235km (148mi)
Flat Tops Scenic BywayByways - Colorado - 236km (148mi)
Yampa-Egeria MuseumPoints of Interest - Colorado - 249km (156mi)
Trail of the Ancients National Scenic BywayByways - Arizona - 249km (156mi)
Monument ValleyPark - Arizona - 249km (156mi)
Gouldings Lodge and Historic Trading PostPoints of Interest - Utah - 255km (160mi)
Wolford Mountain Recreation AreaPoints of Interest - Colorado - 258km (162mi)
Tracks and Trails MuseumPoints of Interest - Colorado - 261km (164mi)
Hole In The RockNational Historic Trail - Utah - 263km (165mi)
RouttNational Forest - Colorado - 265km (167mi)
Canyon De ChellyNational Monument - Arizona - 267km (167mi)
Colorado Springs AirportAirport - Colorado - 267km (167mi)
Colorado River Headwaters BywayByways - Colorado - 270km (170mi)
BandelierNational Monument - New Mexico - 271km (170mi)
Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric HighwayByways - Utah - 276km (173mi)
DinosaurNational Monument - Colorado - 279km (175mi)
Fantasy CanyonPoints of Interest - Utah - 279km (175mi)
Yampa RiverState Park - Colorado - 280km (176mi)
Morrison-Golden Fossil AreasNational Natural Landmark - Colorado - 282km (177mi)
RockPark - Colorado - 283km (178mi)
NavajoNational Monument - Arizona - 298km (187mi)
Peak to Peak Scenic and Historic BywayByways - Colorado - 305km (191mi)
Notom Road Scenic BackwayByways - Utah - 307km (192mi)
Tour of the Tilted Rocks scenic driveByways - Utah - 307km (193mi)
DinosaurNational Monument - Utah - 311km (195mi)
Rocky MountainNational Park - Colorado - 312km (196mi)
Trail Ridge Road - Beaver Meadow RoadByways - Colorado - 313km (196mi)
Capitol ReefNational Park - Utah - 313km (196mi)
ArapahoNational Wildlife Refuge - Colorado - 314km (197mi)
Jones Hole Scenic BackwayByways - Utah - 317km (199mi)
Burr Trail Scenic BackwayByways - Utah - 317km (199mi)
Old Fall River RoadByways - Colorado - 318km (199mi)
Hole-in-the-Rock Road Scenic BackwayByways - Utah - 319km (200mi)
Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur QuarryNational Natural Landmark - Utah - 321km (201mi)
Utah Field House of Natural History MuseumState Park - Utah - 322km (202mi)
Fort UnionNational Monument - New Mexico - 323km (203mi)
Capitol Reef Country Scenic BywayByways - Utah - 323km (203mi)
PetroglyphNational Monument - New Mexico - 325km (204mi)
Denver International AirportAirport - Colorado - 325km (204mi)
El MalpaisNational Monument - New Mexico - 329km (206mi)
Red FleetState Park - Utah - 332km (208mi)
Moonshine archPoints of Interest - Utah - 332km (208mi)
College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric MuseumPoints of Interest - Utah - 333km (209mi)
El MorroNational Monument - New Mexico - 334km (209mi)
Indian Petroglyphs - Dry Fork CanyonPoints of Interest - Utah - 335km (210mi)
Albuquerque International SunportAirport - New Mexico - 336km (211mi)
Rainbow BridgeNational Monument - Utah - 338km (212mi)
Western Mining and Railroad MuseumPoints of Interest - Utah - 341km (214mi)
Indian Canyon Scenic BywayByways - Utah - 344km (216mi)
Browns ParkNational Wildlife Refuge - Colorado - 344km (216mi)
Capulin VolcanoNational Monument - New Mexico - 345km (216mi)
Red Cloud Loop Scenic BackwayByways - Utah - 348km (218mi)
Hell's Backbone Road Scenic BackwayByways - Utah - 350km (220mi)
AshleyNational Forest - Utah - 351km (220mi)
Flaming Gorge-Uintas National Scenic BywayByways - Utah - 352km (221mi)
Box Death HollowWilderness - Utah - 352km (221mi)
Browns Park and John Jarvie RanchPark - Utah - 353km (221mi)
Glen CanyonNational Recreation Area - Arizona - 353km (222mi)
Glen CanyonNational Recreation Area - Utah - 354km (222mi)
Scenic Byway 12Byways - Utah - 354km (222mi)
Escalante Petrified ForestState Park - Utah - 356km (223mi)
Posey Lake - Pine Creek Scenic BackwayByways - Utah - 357km (224mi)
Lake PowellPark - Arizona - 360km (226mi)
Grand Staircase EscalanteNational Monument - Utah - 364km (228mi)
Fishlake Scenic BywayByways - Utah - 364km (228mi)
Flaming GorgeNational Recreation Area - Utah - 370km (232mi)
Vermilion CliffsNational Monument - Arizona - 375km (235mi)
Sheep Creek and Spirit Lake Scenic BackwayByways - Utah - 377km (236mi)
Cottonwood Canyon Road Scenic BackwayByways - Utah - 384km (241mi)
Kodachrome BasinState Park - Utah - 391km (245mi)
Tuba City or Moenave Dinosaur Track SitePoints of Interest - Arizona - 391km (245mi)
Petrified ForestNational Park - Arizona - 393km (246mi)