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Grand Mesa Scenic Byway and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

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Enjoy a playground of lakes, alpine meadows and hiking and biking trails on the world's largest flattop mountain, just above the Grand Valley. From I-70, the Byway climbs through picturesque Plateau Creek canyon to cool evergreen forests 11,000 feet above sea level. Cast a line for rainbow, cutthroat, and brook trout in more than 200 lakes on the Grand Mesa. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison is awe-inspiring in its scope, yet very approachable for viewing sheer rock walls and the Gunnison River coursing far below.

• Grand Mesa Scenic Byway
• West Elk Mountains
• Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Gunnison River
• Curecanti National Recreation Area


Member Guides & Services:
American Spirit Shuttle

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Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway, Telluride-Ouray

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Find a spaciousness in the uncrowded, towering cliffs of Unaweep Canyon, which cuts through the sandstone and granite of Uncompahgre Plateau. Take the Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic Byway over the verdant Uncompahgre Plateau through this canyon to descend into red rock canyons of the Dolores and San Miguel Rivers. Hike side canyons and you may spot petroglyphs. Visit the Gatway Canyons Resort for a tour of the Gateway Colorado Auto Museum and a gourmet meal.

• Unaweep Canyon
• Uncompahgre Plateau
• Gunnison, Dolores and San Miguel Rivers
• San Juan Mountains
• Telluride and/or Ouray

Member Guides & Services:
American Spirit Shuttle
Chipeta Sun Lodge
Colorado Alpine & Desert Adventures, LLC
Gateway Canyons

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Dinosaur Diamond National Prehistoric Byway, Dinosaur National Monument, Prehistoric Rock Art

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Step back into the Jurassic era at the Dinosaur Journey Museum, then go out in the field to see fossil dinosur bones as they are found.. The Dinosaur Diamond National Prehistoric Byway route takes you to dinosaur quarries, fossil beds and museums-see dinosaur skeletons with an estimated age of one hundred million years. This byway traverses a dramatic maze of desert canyons, mesas, plateaus, and mountains. As a bonus, visit Fremont rock art of Canyon Pintado National Historic District and stop at two national parks, two national monuments, and two of the West's great rivers (the Colorado and Green).


• Dinosaur Journey Museum
• Fossil Bed Walking Tours - Riggs Hill, Dinosaur Hill, Rabbit Valley,
Mygatt-Moore Quarry
• Canyon Pintado Petroglyphs and Pictographs
• Dinosaur National Monument, Echo Park, and Split Mountain


Member Guides & Services:
American Spirit Shuttle
Museum of Western Colorado

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Colorado National Monument,
Museum of Western Colorado,
Colorado Wine Country Tours


Colorado National MonumentGrand Junction must-do's are the majestic cliffs, canyons and pinnacles of Colorado National Monument, the award-winning wines of the Grand Valley, and downtown's Museum of Western Colorado.


Member Guides & Services:
American Spirit Shuttle
Colorado National Monument Association
Museum of Western Colorado

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