National Scenic Byway Designation Impacts Study
Colorado 2003


Visitor Survey (Part 2 of 2)


Introduction and Consent Survey Form (Part 2) #______


During a recent trip to a National Scenic Byway area in Colorado (shown on the Study Area map attached to your e-mail ), you indicated that you would participate in Part 2 of our Visitor Survey. Thank you again for helping with this study, conducted on behalf of the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Commission and the America’s Byways Resource Center. The information will help us understand the needs and experiences of travelers on our nation’s scenic byways. Your responses are voluntary and confidential; and will be considered your consent to participate. The survey results will be summarized in a report to the Colorado and National Scenic Byway Programs.
Because we are able to survey only a small fraction of travelers, your responses are very important. This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. See the accompanying map if necessary for any survey questions referring to the Study Area.
Please note: Please try to make sure that the same person who completed Part 1 of the Visitor Survey also completes this questionnaire.

Tell Us More About Your Trip

1. Who accompanied you on your trip through this Study Area? (Choose all that apply)
No one (traveling by myself) Family Business associates
Commercially-organized group (tour, outfitted) Friends
Other (specify)___________________

2. Indicate the activities in which at least one member of your travel party participated during your stay within the Study Area. (Choose all that apply)
Bicycling Boating/water sports
Camping Climbing/caving
Dining in restaurants Driving off-road/4WD vehicles
Fishing Gambling
Golfing Hiking/walking
Horseback riding Hunting
Picnicking Pleasure driving
Riding Motorcycles River rafting/kayaking/canoeing
Rock collecting Shopping for art, souvenirs, crafts, antiques, etc.
Shopping for other goods Sightseeing
Special event attendance Taking photographs
Viewing scenery/nature Visiting historic sites/museums
Other (specify)_______________________________________

3. How many days did you travel in the Study Area marked on the accompanying map? _____day(s)
4. Did you travel the whole scenic byway or just a segment of it?
Whole scenic byway Segment
5. What other location(s) in Colorado did you visit on that trip (if any)?

6. For your entire trip (including outside the Study Area), how many total nights were you away from home?
_____nights

Trip Spending

Please enter your best estimate of the total dollars spent by you/your travel party in the Study Area in each of the following categories.

Travel

7. Motels/hotel/cabins $_______
8. Campground/RV park fees $_______
9. Eating or drinking establishments $_______
10. Groceries $_______
11. Gasoline or motor oil $_______
12. Auto repair $_______
13. Travel: Car rental, airfare, rail, taxi, tour packages $_______

Entry Admission/Fees

14. Tour, exhibit, museum admission fees $_______
15. Park fees, recreation area and license fees $_______
16. Other amusement/entertainment fees $_______

Services

17. Recreation equipment rental (e.g., bike, Jeep) $_______
18a. Other retail purchase of services $_______
18b. Sporting goods, other recreation equipment purchases $_______
19. Retail purchase of souvenirs, art, crafts, antiques, etc. $_______
20. Other retail purchases $_______

Visitor Satisfaction with Important Byway Attributes

The following is a list of attributes important to some travelers on a route such as this National Scenic Byway. First, please rate the level of importance of these attributes to you during your travel along this byway. (Circle only one) Next, rate your level of satisfaction with these attributes during your travel along this Byway. (Circle only one)
Satisfaction 4 = Very Important 3 = Important 2 = Somewhat Important 1 = Not Important
Importance 4 = Very Important 3 = Important 2 = Somewhat Important 1 = Not Important

Roadways, Highway Signage, and Public Facilities

23. Good roadways (safe, well-maintained) 4 3 2 1 49. 4 3 2 1
24. Availability of restrooms and safe drinking water. 4 3 2 1 50. 4 3 2 1
25. Adequate scenic turnouts (frequency, safety). 4 3 2 1 51. 4 3 2 1
26. Availability of picnic tables or campgrounds. 4 3 2 1 52. 4 3 2 1
27. Absence of litter on roadways, shoulders, etc. 4 3 2 1 53. 4 3 2 1
28. Barrier-free access for disabled visitors, strollers 4 3 2 1 54. 4 3 2 1
29. Adequate recreational site parking. 4 3 2 1 55. 4 3 2 1
30. Clear directional or informational signs. 4 3 2 1 56. 4 3 2 1

Natural Environment

31. Natural resources in good condition (e.g., unpolluted water,
fresh air, untrampled vegetation, minimal erosion). 4 3 2 1 57. 4 3 2 1
32. Presence of wildlife in its natural habitat. 4 3 2 1 58. 4 3 2 1
33. Opportunity to be inspired by natural settings. 4 3 2 1 59. 4 3 2 1

Traveler Services

34. Reasonable prices for traveler services. 4 3 2 1 60. 4 3 2 1
35. Comfortable, good quality accommodations. 4 3 2 1 61. 4 3 2 1
36. Adequate trip planning information. 4 3 2 1 62. 4 3 2 1
37. Educational interpretation of area natural features. 4 3 2 1 66. 4 3 2 1
38. Availability of supplies 4 3 2 1 67. 4 3 2 1 (e.g., gasoline, food, other supplies).
39 Educational interpretation of area culture, 4 3 2 1 68. 4 3 2 1
customs, social events.
40. Helpful people serving travelers. 4 3 2 1 69. 4 3 2 1

Overall Experience

41. Getting away from crowds. 4 3 2 1 70. 4 3 2 1
42. Opportunities for preferred activities 4 3 2 1 71. 4 3 2 1
listed in Question 2.
43. Memorable scenic vistas. 4 3  2   1 72. 4 3 2 1
44. Doing something with my family. 4 3 2 1 73. 4 3 2 1
45. Getting away from the usual demands of life. 4 3 2 1 74. 4 3 2 1
46. Security of the area 4 3 2 1 75. 4 3 2 1
(e.g., absence of vandalism or social conflict).
47. Opportunities to learn about the people 4 3 2 1 76. 4 3 2 1
and places along the route.
48. Other (please specify)____________________ 4 3 2 1 77. 4 3 2 1
49. What is your level of overall satisfaction with your travel on this National Scenic Byway? 4 3 2 1
50. Would you recommend to a friend or relative that they travel on this National Scenic Byway?
Definitely recommend Recommend but with reservations
Would not recommend
51. If you have reservations or would not recommend this National Scenic Byway to others, please state your reasons:

Now, About Yourself

52. Are you the same person that completed Part 1 of this survey during your travel in the Study Area in Colorado?
Yes; my first name is___________.
No; but I’m very knowledgeable about the trip. Go to Question #82.
53. What is your age? 24 years or less 45-64 years
25-44 years 65 years or more
54. What is your gender?
Male Female
55. What level of education have you completed?
Some high school
High school graduate/GED
Some college, Associate/Vocational degree
College degree
Graduate degree

 

Conclusion

This concludes Part 2 of our Visitor Survey.
As a thank you for your time on this survey and for visiting this part of Colorado, we would like to offer you a complimentary gift certificate for $5 of gas. To receive your certificate please click below.

Take me to my free gas certificate
Your contact information will not be used for any purpose other than this study.
Thanks again for participating in our
National Scenic Byways Designation Impact Survey-Colorado, 2003!

This survey is being conducted by the Colorado Center for Community Development (CCCD) at the University of Colorado at Denver, on behalf of the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Program and the America’s Byways Resource Center; with support from the Federal Highway Administration’s National Scenic Byways Program. Any questions about this survey, or requests for a summary of survey results, may be directed to Mike Tupa (303-556-6658 or mail to: Michael.Tupa@cudenver.edu>) or to Jon Schler (970-248-7310 or schler@gj.net). National Scenic Byway Designation Impact Survey Part 1 Results

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