2021 Colorado Byways Symposium

2021 Byways Symposium

30+ Years of Scenic Vistas & History One Mile at a Time

May 5-7, 2021
Location: Carbondale & Glenwood Springs, Colorado

The Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways program celebrated more than 30 years of excellence with a limited in-person, and virtual, Symposium. The program has helped guide the development of the state's roadways that have exceptional scenic, ecological, cultural, and historic attributes. Thank you for joining us for this recognition and celebration of arguably, the best network of scenic byways in the nation. Recorded events and presentations will be available for viewing. For more information, please contact [email protected].
Symposium 2021 SnapShot
  • In-Person - Approx. 55 (including participants from CA, DC, OH, MN)
  • Virtual - Approx. 33 (including participants from ID, NC, NE, UT & Japan)
  • 62 Tickets sold + 24 add-ons (speakers mostly)
  • 814 Pageviews
  • CDOT Executive Director Welcome Remarks & Public Recognition for 2 new America's Byways
  • 2 Welcome Remarks from Mayors
  • 3 Keynote Speakers (Recorded)
  • 17 In-person Presenters - 12 Presentations (Recorded)
  • Colorado Byways Poem Revealed
  • Hokkaido Japan Video, Q&A  & two gift bag giveaways
  • 1 HeidiTown Marketing Campaign Giveaway
  • 5 Awards (3 Colorado & 2 National)
  • 20 of 26 Byways Represented
  • 18 Sponsors 
  • 11 Special Conference Contributors
  • 4 Planning Team Members 


One Mile at a Time poem over a scenic sunset and roadway

Link to accessible PDF version of One Mile at a Time

Virtual Guide (PDF Version)

2021 Colorado Byways Symposium Virtual Guide (PDF)

Virtual Guide with Recordings

2021 Colorado Byways Symposium Virtual Guide

Note: Hyperlinks for each session recording have been added to the session schedule. 


Events/times are subject to updates until the schedule is final and confirmed.

Printable Schedule & Agenda

Wed., May 5, 2021 | 3-5 p.m. 
Carbondale, Colorado
Location: Sustainable Settings

  • 3 p.m. - Registration, Reception & Welcome Remarks
  • 5 p.m. – Dinner On Your Own

Thurs., May 6, 2021 | 8:15 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Location: Morgridge Commons Meeting & Conference Center

  • Symposium speakers, sessions and awards. See final schedule above for specific information.

Fri., May 7, 2021 | 10 a.m.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Glenwood Caverns

  • Continental Breakfast, Free Gondola Ride & Rally for Post-Tours

2021 Sponsorships & Contributions

Gold Level:
 Encompass Logo Bureau of Land Management logo
Colorado Creative Industries Logo Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Logo
Visit Glenwood Logo

Silver Level:

Colorado preservation Inc FHU Logo 
HeidiTown Logo  HC Black Logo 
SkyhookSolar Logo Western Colorado logo
Copper Level:
Care for Colorado Logo Colorado Mountain College Logo Dinosaur Diamond Grand Mesa National Scenic and Historical byway  National Scenic Byways Foundation Logo Pedal the Plains logo
    Wilder Logo

Special Conference Contributors:

Colorado Detours logo  Field to Fork Kitchen Logo Vaudeville Revue Logo  Local on Cooper Logo  Morgridge Commons logo     Scenic Byway Hokkaido logo Scenic America logo

  Sustainable Settings logo Hotel Denver logo    

West Elk Loop logo    Word Woman Logo