Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway

National Scenic BywayColorado

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  • Cripple Creek Scenic Overlook

    The site offers a sweeping panoramic view of Cripple Creek, Mt. Pisgah, and the Sawatch, Sangre de Cristo and Wet Mountain ranges.

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  • Florissant Heritage Museum

    The Florissant Heritage Museum occupies the historic Florissant schoolhouse, a schoolhouse from 1887 to 1960. Today, the museum interprets the history of the area beginning with the Ute Indians. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Westcliffe Information Center in May

    During the Creole Nature Trail Tour, the staff visited the Westcliffe Information Center.

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  • Dedication Group at El Pueblo Museum

    Gathered for the dedication of the El Pueblo Museum, this group includes the state coordinator and representatives from all three byways.

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  • Inside the El Pueblo Museum

    The Frontier Pathways Byway Information Center is located in the El Pueblo Museum's interior.

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  • Kiosk at the El Pueblo Museum

    This new new kiosk, located at the El Pueblo Museum, describes the three scenic byways in the area (Frontier Pathways, Gold Belt Tour, and Highway of Legends).

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  • El Pueblo Museum Mural

    Hanging in the El Pueblo Museum, this mural depicts different themes from the three byways in the region (Frontier Pathways, Gold Belt Tour, and Highway of Legends).

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  • Cripple Creek District Museum

    From 1896 to 1949, this building served continuously as a railroad depot. In 1953, it was converted into a private, non-profit museum interpreting Cripple Creek's history.

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  • Frontier Pullout

    Backdropped by trees and brush, these interpretive signs offer information about Frontier Pathways.

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  • Bishop Castle

    Bishop Castle's towers peek up over the surrounding trees.

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  • Creole Trail

    Backdropped by a snow capped mountain range, visitors pose in front of an information kiosk on the Creole Trail in Colorado.

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  • El Pueblo Visitor Center

    Travelers rest at the El Pueblo Visitor Center.

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  • Westcliffe Information Center

    A traveler reads material at a kiosk outside of the bright yellow Westcliffe Information Center.

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  • Hispanic Street Signs

    Located in south Pueblo, these sign names serve as a reminder of the region's Hispanic heritage.

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  • Sangre de Cristos Along Highway 96

    Entering the valley on State Highway 96, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains come into view. Westcliffe sits at the end of the highway.

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  • Beckwith Ranch in Westcliffe

    The historic Beckwith Ranch is located in Westcliffe.

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  • Beckwith Ranch Entrance

    The entrance to Beckwith Ranch offers a great view of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

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  • Spanish Street Sign in Pueblo

    In 2000, Pueblo placed street signs in south Pueblo to mark the historic Hispanic street names.

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  • Group at Westcliffe Information Center

    A group poses in front of the Westcliffe Information Center, which serves as a visitor and interpretive center, focusing on the Byway’s railroad history.

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  • A Beautiful Day at Beckwith Ranch

    A brilliant sky and green grass surround the white buildings and add to the ambiance of the historic Beckwith Ranch.

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  • Ranchers at Historic Beckwith Ranch

    Local ranchers brand the concrete walkway at Beckwith Ranch. Eventually, the site will become a living history ranch.

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  • Restroom at Beckwith Ranch

    Due to a grant in 2000, Beckwith Ranch built a restroom on the grounds.

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  • Downtown Cripple Creek

    Cripple Creek was the financial and social hub of the Cripple Creek Mining District. Today, many buildings in Cripple Creek's business district have been renovated or restored.

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  • Beckwith Ranch in Winter

    A renovated Beckwith Ranch sits in front of the snowy Sangre de Cristo Mountain range.

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  • Outside View from Dock and Loading Side of the Westcliffe Station

    The All Aboard Westcliffe Interpretive Center houses a community room, a video screening theatre, and a room with information on the old narrow gauge train which ran to Westcliffe, along with various historical photographs and books. A visitor guide is usually available to discuss the center and the nearby engine house.

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  • Inside View of Engine House

    An engine house was used to maintain the narrow gauge train which used to run to Westcliffe. The yellow car was a Section Hand Car which was used by the workers to ride up and down the track to fix the rails.

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  • Outside Westcliffe Interpretive Center

    One side of the bright yellow interpretive center shows an old baggage cart and various historic items, such as a trunk and an engine to be shipped to a gold mine located in the Wet Mountains to the east of Westcliffe.

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  • Westcliffe Interpretive Center Video Theatre

    A group of people views historic photographs and a video about train history.

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  • Winged Eagle at Historic Hotel in Pueblo

    Hotel Vail stands majestically in Pueblo, Colorado.

  • Lake Isabel Path

    Two hikers walk the beaten path around Lake Isabel.

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