Nestled in western Colorado’s North Fork Valley, Hotchkiss, Crawford and Paonia offer access to some of the state’s greatest natural treasures and activities. Explore landmarks like Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, partake in quintessential pastimes like fly-fishing, hiking and wine tasting, and enjoy Rocky Mountain hospitality at its finest.
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.
Hike the Needle Rock Trail
Cozy up on the porch swing at the Stone House Inn for some primo stargazing. If you're up for a drive, the Needle Rock trailhead — where artificial light is nonexistent — is another incredible stargazing locale.