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2021 Colorado Byways Symposium

2021 Byways Symposium

30 Years of Scenic Vistas & History One Mile at a Time

May 5-7, 2021
Location: Carbondale & Glenwood Springs, Colorado

We are planning to hold a limited, in-person and virtual Colorado Byways Symposium in May 2021.

The Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways program is celebrating more than 30 years of excellence. The program has helped guide the development of the state's roadways that have exceptional scenic, ecological, cultural and historic attributes.

"Over the span of three decades, some byway names have become legendary, such as the San Juan Skyway, Alpine Loop, and the Highway of Legends," said Lenore Bates, CDOT's Colorado Byways program manager. "The initial byways roster envisioned between 15 and 20 routes but the Scenic Byways Commission settled in with 26 of them. They are truly the best of Colorado."

We will include our sponsors and partners in the program schedule. We hope you will join us for this recognition and celebration of arguably, the best network of scenic byways in the nation. For more information, please contact our team.


2021 Colorado Byways Symposium Registration

Tentative Schedule

Events/times are subject to updates until the schedule is final and confirmed.

Tues. May 4, 2021

  • Self-guided Pre-Tour (Day 1)

Wed., May 5, 2021 - Carbondale (Sustainable Settings)

  • Complete Self-guided Pre-Tour (Day 2)
  • 2 p.m. - Check into hotel
  • 3 p.m. - Registration, Reception & Welcome Remarks
  • 5 p.m. – Dinner On Your Own
  • 8 p.m. – Optional Evening Presentation & Networking

Thurs., May 6, 2021 - Glenwood Springs (Morgridge Commons Meeting & Conference Center)

  • 8 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 9 a.m. - Speaker
  • 10 a.m. - 1st Sessions
  • 11:15 a.m. - 2nd Sessions
  • 12:30 p.m. - Lunch & Speaker
  • 1:45 p.m. - 3rd Sessions
  • 3 p.m. - 4th Sessions
  • 4-5:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks/Reception/Speaker
  • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Dinner (TBA)
  • 7:30 p.m. – Social Event

Fri., May 7, 2021

  • 7-8 a.m. - Coffee on Your Own (Rally for Post-Tours)


Lodging and special conference rates are available from several hotels in Glenwood Springs. Click on the link below for information and rates for this year's event.

Symposium Lodging Information & Rates

Sponsorship Information

Copper Sponsor - $500
Silver Sponsor - $1,000
Gold Sponsor - $2,000
Palladium Exclusive Lunch or Reception Sponsor - $3,000
Platinum Exclusive Dinner Sponsor - $5,000

Sponsorship Levels & Information

2020 Sponsorships & Contributions

Gold Level:
Colorado Tourism Office Logo 

Silver Level:
Bureau of Land Management logo

Copper Level:
Elevation Outdoors logo  Western Colorado logo

Special Conference Contributors:

  Grand Mesa National Scenic and Historical byway  Travel Story's logo Pedal the Plains logo   Denver Post Ride the Rockies    Scenic Byway Hokkaido logo

Colorado Detours logo  Hotel Denver logo  Morgridge Commons logo  Sustainable Settings logo

West Elk Loop logo  Colorado preservation Inc  Scenic America logo

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