FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway Mountain Branch
Contact: Wyvonne Phillips, Byway Manager
135 W Main Street, Trinidad, CO 81082
August 28, 2003
Santa Fe Trail Mountain Branch Announce New Web Site and Interpretive Brochures
A web site which promotes the Santa Fe Trail Mountain Branch Byway communities, their sites
of interest, events, and their significant recreational, cultural, historic, scenic, natural, and
archaeological qualities is up and running. The web site
www.santafetrailscenicandhistoricbyway.org offers a virtual interpretive tour of the entire
Mountain Branch and many other nearby points of interest to assist in promoting increased
awareness and Santa Fe Trail traveling. The site also has links to cities, counties, and organizations
that partner with the Mountain Branch to promote the Scenic Byway. Future plans for the site
include the addition of music and a language translator to aid in increasing foreign travelers and
the addition of traveler information which will include restaurant and accommodation information
along the Byway. The Byway site will be regularly updated to maintain the promotion of current
events as they develop throughout the Byway.
Several projects including the design and distribution of a new Mountain Branch brochure
promoting the Mountain Branch have been underway. The brochures include an interpretation of
45 sites with historic significance and a detailed map with their locations along the Byway.
A press kit is being developed will include a CD containing images of the Mountain
Branch, an interpretive brochure with map, and press releases. The kit will be distributed to
news papers, vacation and travel publications and published on the Internet. The top ten
itineraries along the Mountain Branch are being developed and will be included in the kits.
Communities are encouraged to offer input to the Byway Manager via email on the web site.