An Adventurous Journey

through history, geology, culture, and nature awaits you on the Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic & Historic Byway (UTB).

The UTB is located in western Colorado, south of the city of Grand Junction. It extends from Whitewater, Colorado to Placerville, Colorado, passing through the communities of Gateway, Naturita, Redvale and Norwood. With short spurs off the Byway to Nucla, Bedrock/Paradox & Disappointment Valley. The Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway is a hidden gem in Colorado’s State Byway program, having characteristics and resources of regional, state, national and global significance. Passing through the spectacular canyon country of the Colorado Plateau, the Byway exposes travelers to the scenic, natural, geologic, historic and cultural treasures of the Byway corridor. The Byway corridor contains vast tracts of public land that provide unparalleled recreational opportunities that contribute to the local economies.


Heritage & Culture

Geology & Paleantology


Attractions & Activities


From beginning to end, discover all the sights and attractions, mile marker by mile marker. Your complete guide to the Unaweep-Tabequache Scenic & Historic Byway. 

Do the UTB Byway Photo Scavenger Hunt!

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UT Byway Committee: 

Acknowledgments & Partners

Rimrocker Historical Society
Bureau of Land Management
West End Colorado
West End Trails Alliance
Nucla-Naturita Area Chamber of Commerce
Norwood Chamber of Commerce

Chamber & tourist center addresses & contact

West End Visitors Center & UT Byway Interpretive Center 
230 W. Main Street, Naturita, Colorado: 970.865.2350

USFS Visitors Center, 1150 Forest St, Norwood: 970.327.4261

Lone Cone Library, 1455 S Pinion St, Norwood: 970.327.4833

Ball Park Campground, Uravan: Info Kiosk