A nice, scenic drive, especially if you like seasonal colors. There is a campground available as well as some great camping spots along the South Fork of South Platte River and Big Union Creek.
In the 1860s and 1870s, Weston Pass was a busy toll road for freight wagons and stagecoaches. At its peak, the road was used by hundreds each day. When the railroads reached Leadville in the early 1880s, use of the road declined rapidly. The numbered wagon-wheel signs along the road are part of an auto tour. A flyer for the tour can be picked up at forest ranger stations in Fairplay and Leadville or download from the Forest Service website.