The bill recognizes the significance of the old Spanish national historic trail as a historic resource in Colorado. Subject to the availability of funding from gifts, grants, or donations, the bill requires the executive director of the department of transportation to erect signs marking portions of the trail that travel along or cross highways in Colorado. The department is required to consult with culturally affiliated American Indian tribes before posting any signs, and may post signs that include the original indigenous name of the trail in accordance with those consultations.
The bill amends existing law that makes it a misdemeanor to deface or destroy monuments or markers on the Santa Fe trail to include monuments marking any historic trail.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)