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CDOT Unveils App To Receive Information About Scenic Byways

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DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado Department of Transportation has unveiled another way to receive interpretive information about Colorado’s Scenic and Historic Byways.

Stories from CDOT can now be accessed for all of the state’s 25 Scenic and Historic Byways in Tagwhat, a free mobile application on Google Androids and iPhones/iPads.

The application provides information about sites along each byway, such as its history, additional interpretation about the route or location, recent site restorations and upcoming improvements.

A variety of information is provided about each route – such as ghost towns on the Alpine Loop for example.

Other locations currently highlighted include:

• Silver Thread – North Clear Creek Falls near Creede
• Trail of the Ancients – National Geographic map of this southwest Colorado Byway
• West Elk Loop – restoration of the coke ovens outside Redstone
• Unaweep Tabeguache – Hanging Flume near Uravan
• Collegiate Peaks – Smelter Smokestack near Salida
• Gold Belt Tour – School house restoration near Cripple Creek
• Lariat Loop – New facilities at the Buffalo Herd Overlook
• Pawnee Pioneer Trails – New facilities at Pawnee Butte trailhead, including equestrian amenities

“Our initial goal is to have at least five information sites about each byway,” CDOT’s Scenic & Historic Byways Program Manager Lenore Bates said in a statement. “We already have more than 150 sites available and more to come. Ultimately, we’d like to have up to 15 sites about all 25 byways or, at the very least, enhance the information that’s already available.”

The Scenic and Historic Byway content is in a channel inside the Tagwhat app. It is available for download free of charge.

Colorado has the most nationally designated byways in the U.S. More byway information is available at www.ColoradoByways.org.

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