DATA TABLES: Q11. Which of the following best describes your reasons for selecting this particular route? (choose all that apply)

When asked to select the response that best described their reasons for selecting the route they were on, for survey respondents on all eight byways combined, the most common response was “most scenic” (n=653), followed by “most direct” (n=371), “most interesting” (n=350), “fastest” (n=229), and “most familiar” (n=126). Respondents could choose more than one option.

For travelers on the Dinosaur Diamond during the survey period, most cited as the best description of the reason they selected that particular route was that it was “most direct”. Fifty-six respondents said it was “most scenic’, and fifty-two said it was the “fastest”.

Frontier Pathways travelers cited “most scenic” the highest number of times as the best description of the reason for traveling the route. Sixty survey respondents cited “most interesting”.


That it is “most scenic” best describes the reason 118 respondents chose to travel on the Gold Belt Byway. Other reasons were cited much less often, with “most interesting” being the second most cited descriptor of the reason they were on the route (n=38).

Grand Mesa survey respondents also selected “most scenic” (n=146) as the reason that best described their choosing to travel that route. Far behind was that the route is “most interesting” (n= 41).

During the survey period, travelers on the Santa Fe Trail said the best description for their reason to travel that route was that it was “most direct”. The second best description was that that it was “fastest”.

For survey respondents on the San Juan Skyway, 70 respondents said that “most scenic” best describes their reason for traveling this byway. Forty-seven respondents said that “most interesting” best describes their reason for traveling there.

On the Top of the Rockies, 38 people said that “most scenic” best describes their reason for traveling this byway. Thirty-one said it was “most direct” and 21 said it was “most interesting”.

According to survey respondents on Trail Ridge Road, “most scenic” best describes their reason for traveling this byway. Far behind were “most direct” and “most interesting” with 21 responses each.

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