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Colorado River: Paddling Through God's Country 1

Colorado River: Paddling Through God’s Country

 Colorado was built for people who love the outdoors. And what’s not to like? With almost 300 sunny days a year and some of the best scenery in the country, it’s the perfect place for adventure lovers. But there are some of us, dare I admit it, who aren’t always out there climbing fourteeners, mountain biking or hiking national parks….

Grand Junction, Colorado: Pedal Your Way Through Paradise 2

Grand Junction, Colorado: Pedal Your Way Through Paradise

It’s Colorado topography in transition, a place where snow-fed streams surge into sandstone desert and flattop peaks fall to canyon precipices. Naked cliffs, their bases hemmed with stony skirts, stretch along one side of Interstate 70. Across the roadway, vineyards and orchards line a tree-trimmed Colorado River. This ring of merging landforms turns the Grand Junction area into an outdoor…

Eating Your Way Through Paradise in Palisade

When sunny, warm days dawn on Western Colorado’s Grand Valley region, outdoor enthusiasts enjoy endless recreation options for basking in another glorious afternoon. Anyone who loves the outdoors has their pick of activities, from rugged rafting excursions along the Colorado River to sublime bike rides through Palisade’s wine country. However, one of the best ways to bask in Palisade’s scenery…

The Wine Country Inn Makes It Easy to Enjoy Colorado Vineyards

If you expect a Palisade, Colorado travel experience to be on your radar soon, you may want to plan around one of the community’s regular festivals. These bring more entertainment opportunities to the region, and give you a chance to see some of the produce and wines at their best. The Spring Festival in late March, the Antique Street Fair…

Opt for a Cozy Bed and Breakfast in Palisade

If you love wine and would relish the opportunity to taste some directly from the vineyard, then Palisade, Colorado vacations are the right option for you. The beautiful vineyards in this part of Colorado have some the best wines in the Rockies, and you can taste them directly from the winery during your stay. In addition to the tantalizing wines,…

Bookcliffs B&B: A Peaceful Place to Enjoy Grand Junction

People who love Colorado visit Grand Junction for a lot of reasons, and if you’re a “people person,” you’ll meet climbers, rafters, people who enjoy the wine country setting, and those who have found a favorite fishing spot. If you time it right, you’ll meet people who come because of the festivals. No matter what reason they made the area…

The Mariner Family Farm: A Unique Retreat in Palisade

Palisade, Colorado, is known as the peach and wine capital of the state. Here you can sample some of the freshest produce in Colorado while traveling through beautiful vineyards with the mountains as their backdrop. Add to this the friendliness of a small town community that truly loves its regular visitors and you have the perfect place for a relaxing…

Pull Up A Chair at Palisade Restaurants 4

Pull Up A Chair at Palisade Restaurants

Known as the Peach Capital of Colorado as well as for their local wine vineyards, Palisade is a town that prides itself on locally grown produce and their ideology of making everything from scratch.  With this unique combination of traits, Palisade makes a name for itself in the food world.  While the town itself only encompasses about 1.1 square miles,…

4 Grand Junction Hotels For Every Budget

Grand Junction, Colorado’s dramatic red rock landscapes makes a stunning backdrop for its picturesque vineyards and wineries. Colorado’s Wine Country, as the region is known, is full of charming shops, mountain scenery, and, of course, wineries to explore and sample. The community also has a thriving art scene, making it a popular destination for couples looking for a romantic, kid-free…

Try Fine Dining In Colorado's Wine Country 6

Try Fine Dining In Colorado’s Wine Country

Grand Junction is often used as a stopover and gateway to the surrounding natural beauty of southwestern Colorado and nearby Utah.  Visitors should consider spending some time in Grand Junction — within the city limits, there are several museums, arts and theater, shopping, fine dining, and wine tasting.  It’s also a great location to use as a home base for…