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The Western Slope

Colorado’s Western Slope is a treasure trove of mountains, mesas and canyons that are amazing backdrops for orchards, vineyards, ski slopes, golf courses and more. Head west out of Denver to reach the wine and peach country surrounding Palisade, with stops in Glenwood Springs for a soak and stay at Glenwood Hot Springs resort and a bike ride on the paved Rio Grande Trail or a quick drive south to Snowmass for all sorts of outdoor pastimes and festivals year-round. A Western Slope journey isn’t complete without a well-deserved respite southwest of Palisade at Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, built by the Discovery Channel founder, which is both luxurious and educational and features the impressive Gateway Colorado Auto Museum. Another option is heading southwest from Denver through high country mountain ranchland surrounded by 14,000-foot peaks to reach Crested Butte, the Wildflower Capital of Colorado and one of the birthplaces of mountain biking.

HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS TO START PLANNING YOUR WESTERN SLOPE VACATION:

 

The Crestwood offers fully equipped condominiums located at the base of the Snowmass ski mountain. Offering ski-in/ski-out convenience, breathtaking scenery and unmatched hospitality. Extensive services including daily housekeeping and Aspen Airport...

Premiere destination, nestled in the heart of the magnificent Colorado Rockies. Our scenic ski-in/ski-out mountain location offers a remarkable setting for year around enjoyment, located within a short ride to the village where you can tour museums,...

Created by John Hendricks, founder of the Discovery Channel, Gateway Canyons is dedicated to nurturing guests’ minds and spirits through lifelong learning programs and adventures within an inspiring natural environment. Whether spending an evening...

Colorado's premier hot springs resort offers 107 newly renovated guestrooms and the world's largest mineral hot springs pool. Lodging includes unlimited access to the healing waters, full hot breakfast, and discounts to the spa, athletic club and...

An 80-room Victorian style hotel set in working vineyards, offering farm fresh food, catering for weddings, business meetings, celebrations.