San Juan Skyway, CO
From Telluride, head south on Hwy 145, stopping for a picnic at Lizard Head Pass, a 10,222-foot-high viewpoint. Three miles past the town of Dolores, make a detour on Hwy 184 to the Anasazi Heritage Center. The kid-friendly exhibits about ancient tribes of this area make an excellent introduction to the Mesa Verde National Park, just down the road. At the Cortez Cultural Center and Museum, just 15 miles south, your brood can whoop and holler during a Friendship Dance with Native American families.