Frontier Pathways Facts

PHONE: 719 -248-0263  You can find us at, 301 NORTH UNION AVE., inside El Pueblo History Museum Pueblo, Colorado, 81003.  Please call for our limited hours during this pandemic year.  Our office will be open again by mid-June.  Thank you.



We are a volunteer board of directors with a mission. We work to promote cultural history, historic preservation, land conservation, receational opportunities, and economic development, along the Frontier Pathways Byway. 



Frontier Pathways is one of twenty-six Colorado Byways and one of eleven NATIONAL BYWAYS in the state. The designation means our byway has features that do not exist elsewhere in the United States and we are unique and important enough to be a tourist destination unto ourselves 

 We are happy to help you plan your trip and answer your questions. We serve families, adventure seekers, and motor-coach tours. We also offer our own Heritage Tours of Sothern Colorado, an enterprise that supports our mission

Frontier Pathways is a Stakeholder of the campaign to help the City restore the 1870’s Goodnight Barn.

Frontier Pathways is an active member of Destination Pueblo, which promotes Pueblo as a travel destination. FP is a member of the Custer County Chamber of Commerce, the Pueblo Greater Chamber of Commerce and the Southern Rockies Crossroads of Cultures. FP is a partner with the Visitor Information Center at El Pueblo Museum.

Frontier Pathways has worked at preserving the Squirrel Creek Campground and Arthur Carhart’s legacy. The National Register of Historic Places was granted on March 28, 2005. (Carhart developed and designed the first campground for the U.S. Forest Service which has served as a model for campgrounds across the country.)

Frontier Pathways funded the Spanish Street Sign Historic District and the design and publication of the Pueblo Historic Loop Tour brochure along with several other publication related to the Byway.

Frontier Pathways is proud of the $320,000 of federal funds contributed to the construction of the El Pueblo History Museum. We are proud to have funded the Arthur Carhart Plaza, the lobby mural in the galleria, restrooms and the Byway Information Center. Also FP has contributed $90,000 to the All Aboard Westcliffe Museum and $40,000 to the improvements of the historic Beckwith Ranch.

Frontier Pathways is a wish-bone shaped route consisting of 103 miles on State Highway 96 and 165 from Pueblo to Westcliffe and back track through San Isabel to Colorado City. It runs through the counties of Custer and Pueblo.

Byways are designed to encourage people to get off the Interstate and past the strip malls to experience communities that offer a unique slice of America's character. It also opens up federal funds from the Federal Highway Administration to the communities along the Byway.

Frontier Pathways is 1 of 26 Scenic and Historic Byways in Colorado. It is 1 of 11 federally-designated scenic byways in the state of Colorado and is 1 of 96 federally-designated scenic byways (also known as America's Byways) in the country.

Board of Directors

William J. (Bill) Zwick

Board President

City of Pueblo Planning 


Robert (Bob) Fulton

Vice President

Restorations Again, Inc


Laurel Campbell


U.S. Forest Service San Isabel


Dorothy L Urban


Silver Cliff Museum Curator


Deborah Espinosa

Past President
Chairperson Bus Tour Committee


Ralph McPhearson


Volunteer Coordinator


Ralph McPherson

Bus Tour Committee



Lynn Attebery

Custer County Commissioner



Analee Beck




Byway Maps