- South Central
Length: 103 miles
Driving time: 3.5 hours
The name of the byway sums it up perfectly. This old frontier zone south of the Arkansas River marked the intersection of Native American, Spanish, French, and American territories. Thousands left their footsteps in this much traveled corridor-first the Ute Indians, then Spanish and American explorers, and finally traders, fur trappers, homesteaders, ranchers, and gold prospectors. Those bygone travelers viewed the same snow-capped mountains, jagged canyons, carpeted meadows, and aspen-covered hillsides that we marvel at today, and the signs of their passage remain. Historic buildings line the route, bearing witness to long-lost cattle empires, mining operations, and Victorian towns. Let this be your pathway to adventure.
Frontier Pathways was designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation as a National Scenic Byway in 1998. It is one of 11 America's Byways® designated in Colorado.
- Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
- Designated a National Scenic Byway
- El Pueblo Museum (Pueblo)
- International Dark Sky Community
- Lake Beckwith State Wildlife Area
- Lake Pueblo State Park
- MyScenicDrives Road Trip Map
- Pueblo Hatchery
- San Isabel National Forest
Local Chamber(s) of Commerce
- Greenhorn Valley Chamber of Commerce
- The Cliffs Main Street Program
- Pueblo Creative Corridor
Byways Corridor Management Plan
- Program Contacts
- Lenore C. Bates
Colorado Scenic Byways Coordinator
4201 E. Arkansas Ave.
Denver, CO 80222
- Colorado Tourism Office
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