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Steamboat Springs and Northwest Colorado Travel Guide

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Plan Your Steamboat Springs and Northwest Colorado Vacation

Varied terrain attracts bold outdoors enthusiasts, and genteel towns are tucked among the craggy cliffs for those seeking quieter pursuits. Whatever your choice, the northwest region's more remote location and mountain-dominated landscape give it a largely undiscovered feel, and many of the activities lack the crowds and frenzy attached to those in more heavily populated areas.

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Colorado National Monument Gaze out over Grand Junction toward the Book Cliffs along the 23-mile Rim Rock Drive or hike one of the many trails through sandstone canyons.
  2. Dinosaur National Monument Wander among thousands of fossilized skeletons that remain embedded in the rugged hillsides or take a raft trip down the Green or Yampa rivers.
  3. Grand Junction and Palisade wine tasting More than two dozen local wineries have garnered attention for their grapes grown in the unique high-altitude soil.
  4. Steamboat Springs horseback riding Choose from an authentic dude ranch experience, a pack trip into the wilderness, or a gentle alpine trail ride.
  5. Strawberry Park Hot Springs Though it takes some work to get here, it's well worth the effort to soak away what ails you in the rustic, rock-lined setting.

When To Go

When to Go

The region has four distinct seasons. The heaviest concentration of tourists is in summer, when school is out and families hit the road for a lit...

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