South Platte River Trail


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationCO
  • Length19 miles
Dedicated Byway Visitor Information
South Platte River Trail Scenic and Historic Byway
Statewide Byway Partners
Colorado Department of Transportation
Downloadable Colorado Byways Guide
South Platte River Trail


Take a trip to Colorado’s shortest byway, which derives its name from the river whose year-round source of water was a natural guide for settlers venturing west. Drive in a complete loop through some rich historical landmarks that truly showcase the grit of Western history. Visit the small towns of Julesburg and Ovid, where Colorado Pioneers of the 19th century used to trail in order to find wealth, land, and freedom!

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