Sharing The Byway With The World

The Gold Belt Byway Association

The Gold Belt Scenic and Historic Byway was first designated as a BLM Backcountry Byway in 1989. And became one of the first 5 State Scenic and Historic Byway that same year, during this time a steering team was formed to set up the goals, visions and set up community partnership plans for the Gold Belt Byway. This team finished its work in 1997 and a smaller group than took over to form the organization that now promotes and protects the Gold Belt Scenic and Historic Byway. We obtained our 501(c)(3) not for profit status in 2000 and in June of that same year were designated as a National Scenic and Historic Byway.

The Gold Belt Tour Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is dedicated to preserving the rural lifestyle, natural environment, and rich cultural and historic heritage along the byway. The association is a cooperative collaboration of individuals, businesses, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations. Through education and outreach the association shares the byway with the world!


The Gold Belt Scenic and Historic Byway organization not only helps promote and protect the byway itself, but is a proud promoter and supporter of the communities and people that live and work on our byway. Having completed over two million dollars’ worth of projects ranging from helping landowners protect their lands to the creation of signage for local communities to use for educational purposes.

Byway Association Leadership

Board of Directors

The Gold Belt Tour Byway Association is administered by a board of directors with representation from all areas in which the Byway is located as well as members of the various industries and entities along the routes.

Kevin Grantham

Representative, Fremont County

County Commissioner

Erik Stone

Representative, Teller County

Commissioner Teller County

Rex Brady

Representative Canon City

City Parks Director

Melissa Trenary

Representative, Cripple Creek

City of Cripple Creek, council member

Mike Vendetti

Representative, Florence

City of Florence councilman

Bruce Davis

Representative, Victor

City of Victor, Mayor

Kathleen Eaton

Education Reprentative

Royal Gorge Museum & History Center

Amber Shanklin

Land Conservation Representative

Palmer Land Conservancy

Ruth Granger-Starr

Ranching Representative

Granger Ranches

Penny Riley

Mining Representative

Newmont Mining

Dona Basham

Business or Industry Representative

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

Nancy Anderson

Florissant Area Representative

Florissant Fossil Quarry

Michelle Rozell

Tourism Representative, Teller County

Cripple Creek Tourism Director

Mike Bandera

Tourism Representative, Fremont County

Retired/Consultant tourism industry

Randy Brady

Historic Preservation Representative

Fremont County History Society

Will Colon

Landowner Representative

Colon Family

Greg Liverman

At- Large Representative


Chuck Hackler

At-large Representative


Ways You Can Support Gold Belt Byway!

Support Gold Belt Byway

Become A Member
Become A MemberBy partnering with Gold Belt Byway, you can help ensure this scenic byway and its history are promoted, preserved, and area amenities are available for all the public to enjoy. One way to help us with this mission is to Become a Member! Sponsorship is open to all individuals and businesses. Thank you to all Gold Belt Byway Members, Donors, Volunteers and Supporters!

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