from high rugged mountains whose narrow passes cross over the Continental Divide
to the scarlet rocks and dramatic mesas of the western slopes is a study in the beauty of Mother Nature. Travellers can enjoy vastly different geographies, spending the days journeying from their vacation rental, or condo rental accommodation out into the wonder that is Northwest Colorado. In between the different geographic areas is a dazzling array of world class ski resorts, including Vail
, wild rivers, winding sandstone canyons, imposing cliffs and some of the state’s best hot springs.
Dripping with history and western tradition this wild and remote are captures the imagination of all those who visit here. Over half the area are public lands that available for outdoor recreation of all kinds, form camping, fishing backpacking canoeing biking skiing and much, much more. For travellers and tourist alike there is an abundance of cabins, vacation rentals, condo rentals and a myriad of different accommodations and other lodging to help them enjoy the bounty of Northwest Colorado. Visit rock art and historical monuments and markers from the Fremont and Ute Indian cultures, as well as the homesteaders that settled this part of the country. The Yampa River flows through the heart of this region, the last free flowing river in the Colorado River Basin
. Its banks are abundant with elk, antelope, mountain lion bear and even wild horses.
is one of the state’s most visited tourist destinations thanks to its closeness to the mountains, giving the visitor and local alike amazing natural sights, and historic treasures. The town offers a wide variety of restaurants and cafes, museums, the Air Force Academy, and the U S Olympic hall of Fame.
Visitors can find an array of vacation rentals, and accommodations in the town of Grand Junction
. Once there they can sample the fine dining and local flavour of the town. A few miles to the east is Grand Mesa, the world’s highest flattop mountain. Colorado National Monument
, a natural gallery of desert-rock formations is to the West. The inspiring Book Cliffs drops down right into town. Far to the North, where the land flattens into plains sits Dinosaur National Monument, a treasure store of fossils that is like stepping back into the age of Dinosaurs.
No matter where you go when you leave your cabin, vacation rental, hotel or other accommodation to start your day in Northwest Colorado
, the varied terrain and genteel communities tucked among the soaring cliffs give the region a quiet, unhurried, undiscovered feel. No matter when you plan to be there Northwest Colorado welcomes you.