West Elk Loop Scenic Byway to get ‘Kid-Healthy’ tourism support | AspenTimes.com

West Elk Loop Scenic Byway to get ‘Kid-Healthy’ tourism support

Post Independent staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

CARBONDALE – The four counties along the West Elk Loop Scenic Byway have landed one of five spots in a new state initiative to develop family vacation ideas that are healthy for kids.

Together, Garfield, Gunnison, Pitkin and Delta counties convinced the Colorado State Byway program that they have many healthy activities for families that can be linked together by driving the West Elk Loop.

The Kid-Healthy Vacation program will offer technical assistance to businesses located along the scenic byways. Workshops on creating menus that are healthy for kids will be offered by chefs, and lodging specialists will present ideas for motels, campgrounds and RV parks. Retail specialists will educate local businesses on the opportunities presented by families and kids as customers.

Go to http://www.coloradobyways.org to learn more about the West Elk Loop Scenic Byway and the state’s 25 designated byways.

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