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Colorado Creative Corridor

Featuring five state-certified Creative Districts nestled in the mountains of western Colorado: Carbondale, Paonia, Crested Butte, Ridgway and Salida.
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The Colorado Creative Corridor Offers Travelers a New Creative Lens to Explore Rural Colorado

A new way to tour Colorado invites travelers to explore five rural destinations as part of a unique itinerary highlighting arts and cultural experiences. The Colorado Creative Corridor is a 331-mile trail that links the mountain towns of Carbondale, Crested Butte, Paonia, Ridgway and Salida.

These five towns combine to offer a collective experience of unique event programming and activities alongside mountain-town eclecticism, majestic vistas and outdoor recreation, and authentic Colorado mountain culture.

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Visit Crested Butte
The creativity of the community shines through in everything from public art installations, to artisan cocktails, to locally crafted goods. Read on to find out how to experience Crested Butte ’s unique sights, sounds and flavors like a local. Things... Read more
Visit Paonia
Feel like a local with these insider tips to seeing all there is to see in this precious western Colorado town. Things to See & Do The best way to start your journey in the cherry capital of Colorado is... Read more
Visit Salida's Creative District on a long weekend.
See what all the buzz is about for yourself: Here are three ways to love Salida like the people who live there. Things to See & Do SteamPlant Event Center and Riverside Park are the places to be if films,... Read more
Ridgway, Colorado
Located northeast of Telluride and south of Montrose, Ridgway is also a cinematic hot spot of sorts. It’s where “True Grit,” “How the West Was Won” and “Tribute to a Bad Man” were filmed. Follow this guide to exploring Ridgway... Read more