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Get lost in the treasures of Colorado’s “Antique Capital” and absorbed by the artwork that fills the breathtaking Wet Mountain Valley.

This two-day/one-night itinerary offers the details you need to discover these wonders in Florence and Westcliffe, two Colorado towns with something unique and special to share.

Between them lies the Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway, where snowcapped mountains, jagged canyons, carpeted meadows, and aspen-covered hillsides make it one of the most stunning drives in Colorado.

An easy drive from Denver, Colorado Springs, or Salida, this itinerary starts in Florence or Westcliffe (that’s up to you), after which you’ll spend the night and then hop on the scenic byway the next morning and head toward the other destination.

Whichever direction you choose, your senses will be filled by scenic beauty, gorgeous and innovative artwork, and timeless treasures.

Florence Antiques Shops

Low rents on historic buildings have attracted a growing number of antique dealers who have helped the city boast the highest number of antique stores per capita in the state and garner the title, “Antique Capital of Colorado.”

Westcliffe Art Galleries

Join artists and art enthusiasts as they enjoy the string of galleries in downtown Westcliffe. In just a short stroll, you’ll discover how much the Wet Mountain Valley’s stunning landscape inspires visiting and local artists.

Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway

The 100-mile Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway runs from Westcliffe to Pueblo, with a second branch to Colorado City. Snowcapped mountains, jagged canyons, carpeted meadows, and aspen-covered hillsides make this one of the most stunning drives in Colorado. For this itinerary, you’ll travel along 26 miles of the Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway between Wetmore and Westcliffe.