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Unwind Along Unaweep Tabeguache for Rugged Hidden Gems

Unwind Along Unaweep Tabeguache for Rugged Hidden Gems
2 days

Meander off the beaten path through some of America's wildest public lands — make stops for mining history, Gateway's car museum and dining, plus lots of natural beauty.

Sustainability Activity

How to Give Back to These Special Places:

There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.

Day 1
Activity

Go Climbing

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Sports-climbing at Unaweep's Grit Wall is possible year-round, with bolts and anchors installed along eight easy to moderate routes spanning 5.7 to 5.10. Climbers must understand tenets of safety required for this sport and have all necessary gear.

Insider's Tip

Plan for a Picnic: Before heading to Unaweep, pause at a Grand Junction supermarket or cafe to pick up some picnic goodies. Linger for lunch at Grit Wall after your morning adventure.
Activity

Gateway Canyons Automobile Museum

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Gateway Canyons Automobile Museum features one of the finest American auto collections in existence. It includes more than 50 vehicles from the privately owned Hendricks Collection. Read More
Dinner

Paradox Grille

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Named for nearby Paradox Valley, Paradox Grille is located at Gateway Canyons Resort. It serves lunch and dinner. Head here for exceptional Colorado dining in a casual atmosphere. Read More
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Spa Time

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Book a massage or body treatment at The Spa at Gateway Canyons for a relaxing reprieve from time on the road.
Lodging

Gateway Canyons

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Founded by the creator of the Discovery Channel, Gateway Canyons resort is located in the red rock canyons of western Colorado, just 1 hour southwest of Grand Junction. It is a 58 room luxury... Read More

Day 2

Insider's Tip

Breakfast on the Go: Pause for a coffee and browse specialty treats at Gateway Canyons' Kiva Market before heading out.
Activity

Uravan Ghost Town

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Once a production hub for uranium, the U.S. Army's first atomic bombs are linked to this long-deserted town in Colorado's southwest corner. Enjoy this scenic area for its rich mining history and dino fossils.
Lunch

5th Avenue Grill

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Enjoy homestyle cooking at Nucla's only restaurant. Read More
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Unaweep Tabeguache Interpretive Visitor Center

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Visitor Center located on the historic, scenic Unaweep-Tabeguache Byway. Open 7 days per week, Mondays closed during the winter months. Read More
Dinner

Blondies

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Blondies is a Naturita diner serving delicious burgers, fries and ice cream. Read More
Lodging

The Rimrock Hotel

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If you're looking for the comforts of home while you're exploring the vast beauty of the Colorado outdoors, look no further than the Rimrock Hotel…the comfortable and affordable choice for... Read More