Steamboat Springs and Northwest Colorado: Places to Explore


  • Cedaredge

    Cedaredge is called the gateway to the Grand Mesa, the world's largest flat-topped mountain. An elevation of 6,100 feet makes for a mild climate that is perfect for ranching, as well as for...

  • Colorado National Monument

  • Craig

    Craig is home to some of the best fishing in the area. Guided trips to some of the hottest fishing spots are available, as are horseback pack trips into the wilderness. Depending on the season,...

  • Dinosaur National Monument

  • Grand Junction

    Grand Junction is where the mountains and desert meet at the confluence of the mighty Colorado and Gunnison rivers—a grand junction indeed. No matter which direction you look, there's an...

  • Grand Mesa

    Small, quiet towns along the 63-mile Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway (Highway 65) provide just enough support for the plethora of outdoor opportunities available in the diverse range of...

  • Meeker

    Once an outpost of the U.S. Army, Meeker is still a place where anyone in camouflage is in fashion. Famous for its annual sheepdog championships—a sheepdog statue keeps watch over the sleepy...

  • Palisade

    Palisade is Colorado's version of Napa Valley, with the highest concentration of wineries in the state. It's an easy day trip from Grand Junction; meander through the vineyards and stop for lunch...

  • Rangely

    The center of one of the last areas in the state to be explored by European settlers, Rangely was dubbed an "isolated empire" by early pioneers. You can search out the petroglyphs left by Native...

  • Steamboat Springs

    Steamboat got its name from French trappers who, after hearing the bubbling and churning hot springs, mistakenly thought a steamboat was chugging up the Yampa River. Here Stetson hats are sold for...


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