Both Telluride and Silverton are rich in mining lore, and Cortez and Mancos stand at the entrance to perhaps the best Ancestral Puebloan site in the nation, Mesa Verde National Park.

On the San Juan Skyway you can ride on what’s known in Colorado as the “Million Dollar Highway.” This specific stretch runs from Ouray to Silverton.

Groves of pine trees first greet you on this section, but gradually give way once the timberline is breeched.

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Keep your eyes open for grazing elk, bighorn sheep and other animals — they're common visitors to the roadside and surrounding cliffs.

The ride combines straightaways with twists in the road that showcase all aspects of the park's beauty.

Tundra with brush no higher than a few feet is a contrast to the granite peaks of the Rockies that loom like immovable giants.

Distance: 48 miles (one way)Route: Estes Park to Grand Lake Travel time: 2–3 hours The original Santa Fe Trail carried pioneers and traders hundreds of miles over the prairie to points west during the 1800s.

We'll replay some of the most compelling personal journeys that made a real impact on Drew, interview a few authors we thought you might be interested in, talk about some current issues with some of Drew's buddies on an extended version of The Pub Crawl, play some Useless TV Trivia, and Drew will play you some incredible music from our LIVE on TDMS performers!

So here's the entire schedule for the month of July.

Originally built in 1833 as a trading post along the Santa Fe Trail, it became a cultural meeting place.

This route also takes you through the Comanche National Grassland, where the land still grows the original prairie that the pioneers saw when forging through the plains.

The trail is still in use today, but as the Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway, taking travelers through a history-laden slice of Colorado.