In response to this question, the vast majority of survey takers reported driving their own vehicle (62.6%) The next largest category was rented auto (9%). Relatively few respondents reported driving an RV (2.5%), and 5.3% were on motorcycles. Eight-tenths were on bus tours, and 1.6% reported using some other mode of travel. Most of the other responses were respondents who were driving a vehicle that was owned by some other entity such as a business or a church. One respondents mode of transportation was a train, one drove a school bus, a couple was on bikes and one was hitchhiking.
For this pie chart and others showing responses for Question 9, the largest
slice of pie is own vehicle on the bottom left with
979 responses, and the options shown in the legend move counter clockwise
with rented auto showing 140 responses for the eight
byways, RV with 39, tour bus with 13, etc.
On the Dinosaur Diamond, during the survey period, most respondents drove their own vehicle (70.8%) The next largest category was rented auto (12.4%). Almost 9% drove an RV, and 3.5% were on motorcycles. None reported being on bus tours, and 4.4% used some other mode of travel.
Frontier Pathways saw a very high percentage of their survey period travelers who drove their own vehicle (41.2%). Other categories were checked less often, with rented auto at 1.9%, RV at 1.4%, motorcycles with 2.5%, 1% on bus tours and less than 1% using some other mode of transportation.
On the Gold Belt Byway, 68.2% of respondents reported that they drove
their own vehicle. Just over ten percent drove rented autos, RVs were used
by 6.2%, and 4.3% were on motorcycles. Just over one percent reported being
on a bus tour and less than one percent used some other mode
Almost 72% of survey respondents on the Grand Mesa drove their own auto.
Just over 5% drove a rented vehicle, and about 3% drove an RV. No respondents
reported being on a bus tour, and almost 20% were traveling by motorcycle.
Along the Santa Fe Trail, over 70% of survey respondents drove their
own auto. Just over 5% were in a rented vehicle of some type, and less than
one percent were in an RV, on a bus tour or on a motorcycle. Just over 2%
were using some other mode of transportation.
The San Juan Skyway, like all the other byways, had a high percentage
of their survey period travelers driving their own vehicle (70.7%). Other
categories were checked less often, with rented auto at 12.1% and RV with
0%. There were a relatively high percentage of respondents on motorcycles
(11.4%), only about 2% on bus tours and almost 3% using some other
mode of transportation.
Respondents on the Top of the Rockies reported driving rented vehicles at higher rates (22.4%) than did those on almost all other byways. They mostly drove their own autos (62.5%), with few numbers traveling by RV (3.5%), none on bus tours, just over 1% on motorcycles, and 2.4% using other modes of transportation.
Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadows Road had the highest percentage of respondents who drove some type of rented vehicle at almost 30%. Just over 62% of survey respondents drove their own auto, none reported driving an RV, and none reported being on a bus tour. Just fewer than 4% were on motorcycles and 2.7 were using some other mode of transportation.
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