Steamboat Springs and Northwest Colorado

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  • Colorado National Monument

    1. Colorado National Monument

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Sheer red-rock cliffs open to 23 miles of steep canyons and thin monoliths that sprout as high as 450 feet from the floor of Colorado National...Read More

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  • Dinosaur National Monument

    2. Dinosaur National Monument

    Geological Site

    Straddling the Colorado–Utah border, Dinosaur National Monument is a must for any dinosaur enthusiast. A two-story hill teeming with fossils...Read More

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  • 3. McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Ten miles west of Grand Junction, stretching from Fruita to just across the Utah border, the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (formerly...Read More

  • 4. Strawberry Park Hot Springs

    Bath/Hot Spring

    About 7 miles west of town, the Strawberry Park Hot Springs is a bit remote and rustic, although only the winter drive on the gravel portion...Read More

  • 5. Winery Tours

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    One of Colorado's best-kept secrets is its winery tours. It's a great way to see how your favorite wine goes from vineyard to glass. You can...Read More

  • 6. American Spirit Shuttle

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    This company operates scheduled tours in passenger vans seating up to 11 on Saturday that visit at least four wineries and last approximately...Read More

  • 7. Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Outside Craig, U.S. 40 gradually shifts into hillier sagebrush country. Every 15 miles or so, this desolate stretch of highway winds through...Read More

  • 8. Canyon Pintado National Historic District

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    One of Rangely's most compelling sights is the superb Fremont petroglyphs—carved between AD 600 and 1300—in Douglas Creek canyon, south of town...Read More

  • 9. Cross Orchards Historic Site

    Museum/Gallery

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Cross Orchards Historic Site re-creates a historic agricultural community of the early...Read More

  • 10. Dino Digs

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Ever wonder what it's like to be on a dinosaur expedition? Here's your chance. The Museum of Western Colorado sponsors one- to five-day Dino...Read More

  • 11. Dinosaur Journey

    Museum/Gallery

    Roaring robotic stegosaurs and meat-shredding animatronic allosaurs prowl Dinosaur Journey, a fun, informative attraction just off I–70 a few...Read More

  • 12. Dinosaur Quarry

    Museum/Gallery

    After its predecessor was closed for five years because of structural damage, the much-anticipated Dinosaur Quarry Exhibit Hall opened in 2011...Read More

  • 13. Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    This gravel road east of Meeker stretches 82 miles through ranching communities to Yampa, crossing an area shaped by molten lava flows and glaciers...Read More

  • 14. Grand Mesa National Forest

    Forest

    The world's largest flattop mountain towers nearly 11,000 feet above the surrounding terrain and sprawls an astounding 53 square miles. Grand...Read More

  • 15. Grand Mesa Scenic Byway

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    This byway is 63 miles long and winds its way along Highway 65 through meadows sprinkled with wildflowers, shimmering aspen groves, aromatic...Read More

  • 16. Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    One of just three ranges in the United States set aside for wild horses, this range encompasses 36,113 acres of rugged canyons and plateaus...Read More

  • 17. Marcia Car

    Museum/Gallery

    One of Craig's most prized historical possessions, the Marcia Car in City Park was the private Pullman car of Colorado magnate David Moffat...Read More

  • 18. Medicine Bow/Routt National Forests

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    In summer Steamboat serves as the gateway to the magnificent Medicine Bow/Routt National Forests, with a wealth of activities from hiking to...Read More

  • 19. Museum of Northwest Colorado

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum elegantly displays an eclectic collection of everything from arrowheads to a fire truck. The upstairs of this restored county courthouse...Read More

  • 20. Museum of Western Colorado/Museum of the West

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum relates the history of the area since the 1880s, with a time line, a firearms display, and a Southwest pottery collection. The area...Read More

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