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Frontier Pathways

Length: 103 miles Driving time: 3.5 hours

Wet Mountain ValleyFrontier Pathways MapThe 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 eleven America's Byways® designated in Colorado.

San Isabel National Forest
Lake Pueblo State Park
El Pueblo Museum (Pueblo)
Designated a National Scenic Byway
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
International Dark Sky Community
Pueblo Hatchery

Local Chamber of Commerce(s):
Greenhorn Valley Chamber of Commerce
The 'Cliffs Main Street Program
Pueblo Creative Corridor

Byways Corridor Management Plan:
Frontier Pathways Scenic and
Historic Byways Corridor Management
Plan - April 2010
Contact Information

El Pueblo Museum
Pueblo CO 


Program Contacts
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  • Lenore C. Bates
    Colorado Scenic Byways Coordinator
    4201 E. Arkansas Ave.
    Shumate Building
    Denver, CO 80222

  • Colorado Tourism Office
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2016 Partnerships

Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways 2016 partnerships

All-American Road Sponsor:

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Colorado Scenic Byway Sponsor:

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