Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway
Length: 103.0 mi / 165.8 km
Time to Allow: Two hours to drive or four-eight hours to experience the byway
Mirroring the paths of Zebulon Pike, Charles Goodnight, Juan Bautista de Anza, Arthur Carhart, and Cuerno Verde, Frontier Pathways showcases rugged mountains, carpets of wildflowers, piñon-dotted foothills, and clusters of golden aspen. Visitors can experience the Sangre de Cristo Mountains -- 22 peaks over 13,000 feet.
Have you ever wondered what the West looked like back when it was really, truly wild? Have you dared to imagine trekking through the Rockies without a flashlight, matches, or even a map? Feed your imagination with a dose of tangible history on your visit to the Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway, where you’ll discover the lives and legacies of several of Colorado’s first explorers and trappers.
The Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway infuses history, nature, and recreation within its length. Stories of 19th Century people are scattered across the region and tell of survival and success. Follow in the footsteps of Native Americans, trappers, explorers, traders, miners, and farmers. Travel from place to place, allowing you to experience frontier life as they did.
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2-Day Trip: Frontier Pathways Old West Tour
Go back in time to experience life in the Old West. Visit museums, ghost towns, and restored nineteenth-century buildings; explore the San Isabel...