3 Days
Pastoral Paonia & the North Fork Valley

Don't miss the beauty of autumn in the North Fork Valley. While the leaves change around you, sip some wine from the region, meditate and just enjoy yourself.

Sustainability Activity

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The North Fork Valley Creative Coalition's mission is to impact the local economy by supporting and expanding creative industries in the area. By donating, you are enabling the coalition to increase local creative activities.


Day 1


Hike Needle Rock

Drive through the towering West Elk Mountains and hike Needle Rock, a 800-foot spire outside Crawford.


133 BRGR

Stop in for juicy burgers made from local beef, outstanding service and the best fries around.


Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

No other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths offered by the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Hiking…


Pat's Bar & Grill

Pat's Bar and Grill is located in the town of Hotchkiss in the beautiful North Fork Valley.  In fact it was previously called the North Fork Valley…


Hotchkiss Inn

Total remodel finished early 2019. 

 King Suites W/42 inch T.V & Dble Queen rms W/32 inch T.V. 

microwave/fridges, coffee maker, hairdryer,…

Insider's Tip

Golden Sunset

After dining in Hotchkiss, drive over to your lodging in Paonia to see the sunset before tucking in for the night.

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Espresso Paeonia

From expertly poured mochas and lattes to espressos and cappuccinos, you'll have plenty to choose from at Espresso Paeonia. Plus, grab a muffin or other…


Morning Retail Therapy

Start the day by heading into Paonia for a little shopping at Berg Harvest Mercantile and Cafe and make sure to get a few pieces of fudge.


1-2-Thai Authentic Thai

Inspired by her mother who is a street food cook in Thailand, Alm and Tyson decided to begin a little business of their own. A Thai Food truck.


Black Bridge Winery

Black Bridge Winery produces a limited number of wines each year.

Insider's Tip

Get Your Snack On

Once you're done sipping wine, drive to the delightful Root & Vine Market in Paonia where you can enjoy freshly roasted coffee, snacks and even more local wine.


Zack's BBQ

Zack's has been a local favorite for nearly 40 years. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, Zack's is the place to rub elbows with the local characters. Our recipes…


Go Stargazing

Surround yourself with peace and calm by stargazing at Paonia River Park, an oasis on the banks of the North Fork River.


Bross Hotel Bed and Breakfast

The Bross Hotel is a graceful frontier hotel noted for its genuine hospitality located on the western slope of Colorado. The ten guest rooms all with…

Day 3

Insider's Tip

Breakfast at Bross Hotel Bed and Breakfast

Your farm-fresh meal might include fruits and vegetables, eggs, smoothies, Greek yogurt, gluten-free grains, oats, home-baked breads, muffins and pancakes.


Blue Sage Center for the Arts

Located in Paonia, Colorado, the Blue Sage Center for the Arts is dedicated to providing opportunities to create and experience art in all its forms…


Delicious Orchards & Big B's Cidery

Delicious Orchards features a farm market, tasting room and cafe with a U-pick orchard, making this is a must stop when you are in Paonia.


Stone Cottage Cellars

A family, living on the land, crafting premium wine with Colorado nuance.


Louie's Pizza

For the best Paonia pizza, sub-sandwiches and salads and a selection of local beer and wine, come to Louie's restaurant.


True West Hats

We are custom Hat Makers with a retail and a boutique production in Paonia, CO. We design with our customers in color, style, trim, size and fit and…


The Local Nomad

The Local Nomad hostel is centrally located in the heart of downtown Paonia. Walk to boutique shopping, art galleries, casual and fine dining, live…