From Hotchkiss, Vail - Beaver Creek is 120 miles (193 kilometers) to the northeast, and Steamboat Springs is 120 miles (193 kilometers) to the northeast.
Visitors commonly use Hotchkiss as a base for further explorations. This much-loved region is blessed with a treasure-trove of terrific natural and man-made attractions. Delta and Grand Mesa are two more places worth checking out while you're in Southwest Colorado.
When it's time to spread your wings, why not visit the nearest regional city. Aspen sits 55 miles (89 kilometers) away and features sights like Isis Theatre, Aspen Highlands and The John Denver Sanctuary. Ski School Magic Carpet Ski Lift, Harris Concert Hall and Lower Tiehack Ski Lift are some more attractions worth visiting for those who have more time on their hands.
A surefire way to really understand a region is by knowing about its history. Take a trip to the archeological sites while you are in the area.
If you are in the area in the colder months, have a go at some of the local wintersports such as skiing and cross-country skiing. These are popular in the Southwest Colorado. If your picture of the ideal holiday is challenging your abilities in unique natural environments, then join one of the mountain climbing or horse riding adventures this region has to offer.
Southwest Colorado should certainly be a top contender on your list of dream destinations.