Top Five Gunnison Activities: Water Sports
Jun17

Top Five Gunnison Activities: Water Sports

At 7,700 feet of altitude and inside a river basin, Gunnison, Colorado is a well-endowed setting for summer fun and high adventure. Check out Gunnison for iconic outdoor Rocky Mountain activities like rafting and fly fishing, or try something new and brave the rapids by surf board, “duckie,” or stand-up paddle. Gunnison is so into its river sports that it holds a yearly Gunnison River Festival, “an annual river event that embraces...

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Get Outdoors and Enjoy Nature in Lakewood Parks
May22

Get Outdoors and Enjoy Nature in Lakewood Parks

Looking for something to do on a beautiful day? Whether you want to get out by yourself or are searching for family activities in Lakewood, Crown Hill Park should be on your list of destinations. The wildlife sanctuary won’t open until July, but the rest of the park can be fully enjoyed and a lot of families take advantage of the setting for a day out with their families. Activities in Lakewood for Every Member of the Family Pack up...

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Montrose: Colorado’s Gateway to the Southwest
May20

Montrose: Colorado’s Gateway to the Southwest

If you’re headed to the Four Corners area of Colorado, chances are you’ll pass through Montrose. If so, take time to stop and appreciate this hospitable town with a few choice diversions. It’s the closest town to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, one of the nation’s newest national parks and worth a day of exploration on its own. The starkly sheer walls of the canyon get little exposure to sunlight – thus, its name. Stop at the...

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Castlewood Canyon State Park: Enjoy Nature
May17

Castlewood Canyon State Park: Enjoy Nature

Castlewood Canyon State Park is a little-known spot that is sure to please any wildlife and nature enthusiast. This Douglas County state park, located south of Parker off Colorado Highway 83, is home to not only some of Colorado’s most magnificent plants and wildlife, but provides families with recreational opportunities. Among activities to be enjoyed in the park are birding, hiking, biking, horseback riding, rock climbing and...

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Scenic Byway: Alpine Loop
May01

Scenic Byway: Alpine Loop

In the heart of the San Juan Mountains, the Alpine Loop Scenic and Historic Byway traverses sweeping tundra landscapes and crests two alpine passes. Tiny, fragile flowers hug sheer slopes tinged with cinnamon and saffron hues. On lower elevations, creeks gurgle through forested canyons. The 63-mile backcountry route connects Lake City with Silverton and Ouray. The recommended direction for following the loop is clockwise, especially...

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