DATA TABLES: Q15. Which statement best describes your reason for traveling on this Scenic Byway? (Choose only one)

For Question 15, respondents were asked to choose the statement that best describes your reason or traveling this Scenic Byway. For all eight byways combined, as shown in a pie chart, most survey respondents (n=360) said the statement that best described their reason for traveling on the Scenic Byway was that it was “on the way to their destination.” This was the most selected response for each individual byway as well. One-hundred seventy respondents said that “designation was one of many reasons” they were traveling on one of the eight routes. For 126 respondents, Scenic Byway designation was the “main reason” they traveled the route.

For Dinosaur Diamond travelers during the survey period, 36 respondents said their main reason for traveling the route was that it was on the way to their destination, while 12 said designation was one of many reasons and 5 said it was the main reason.

Just over half (n=54) of those traveling the Frontier Pathways who responded to Question 15 said that their main reason for traveling the route was that it was on the way to their destination, while 28 said it was one of many reasons and 16 said it was the main reason.

Forty-three respondents on the Gold Belt Byway reported that their main reason for traveling this route was that it was on the way to their destination. For 35 respondents designation was one of many reasons and for 21 respondents it was the main reason.

 

Almost half of Grand Mesa respondents (n=62) were on the route because it was on the way to their destination, 28 said designation was one of many reasons and 42 said designation was the main reason.

 

The Santa Fe Trail had the highest portion of respondents (n=71) who were on this route because it was on the way to their destination (which for many travelers was Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site). Twenty-two people said designation was one of many reasons they were on the route, and 8 said designation was the main reason.

A total of 34 people on the San Juan Byway during the survey period were there because it was on the way to their destination. For another 26 respondents, designation was one of many reasons they were on the byway, and for 14 people designation was the main reason they were on the route.
A large majority of respondents (n=35) on the Top of the Rockies reported that the main reason they were on the byway was because it was on the way to their destination. Another ten said designation was one of many reasons they were traveling there, and six respondents reported that designation was the main reason they were on that route.

Just over half (n=25) of Trail Ridge Road respondents indicated that their main reason for traveling that route was that it was on the way to their destination. For nine respondents designation was one of many reasons they were on the route, while 14 respondents said that designation was the main reason they were on the route.

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