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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

We are planning to hold a limited, in-person and virtual Colorado Byways Symposium in May 2021.

The Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways program is celebrating more than 30 years of excellence. The program has helped guide the development of the state's roadways that have exceptional scenic, ecological, cultural and historic attributes.

"Over the span of three decades, some byway names have become legendary, such as the San Juan Skyway, Alpine Loop, and the Highway of Legends," said Lenore Bates, CDOT's Colorado Byways program manager. "The initial byways roster envisioned between 15 and 20 routes but the Scenic Byways Commission settled in with 26 of them. They are truly the best of Colorado."

We will include our sponsors and partners in the program schedule. We hope you will join us for this recognition and celebration of arguably, the best network of scenic byways in the nation. For more information, please contact our team.


2021 Colorado Byways Symposium Registration

Virtual Guide

2021 Colorado Byways Symposium Virtual Guide


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


Lodging and special conference rates are available from several hotels in Glenwood Springs. Click on the link below for information and rates for this year's event.

Symposium Lodging Information & Rates

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
    Denver Post Ride the RockiesWilder 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

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