Northwest Colorado, CO

Travel Guide
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Hit the slopes at some of the world’s most popular ski resorts, explore the Western Slope of the Continental Divide and raft the headwaters of the Colorado River.

Discover a land of dichotomies in Northwest Colorado. Traverse the Continental Divide via crisscrossing mountain passes. Ski the slopes of famous resorts such as Aspen, Vail and Steamboat Springs. See craggy rock formations and dinosaur skeletons throughout the region.

Explore the crown jewel of the Western Slope, Colorado National Monument. Trek down into its craggy canyons or enjoy spectacular views along Rim Rock Drive.

Walk among the dinosaurs, or at least their fossilized skeletons, at Dinosaur National Monument. Stop by the Quarry Exhibit, a rock wall with over a thousand dinosaur bones protruding from it.

As its name implies, Grand Junction is a true meeting place, home to converging rivers and intersecting highways. Stroll down Main Street and enjoy the amenities offered in Northwestern Colorado’s urban hub.

Hike, fish and camp your way through Grand Mesa National Forest. Find over 300 lakes and sprawling forests surrounding the world’s highest flattop mountain.

There’s a reason that Vail is synonymous with Colorado skiing. The relatively new town has quickly become a favorite among world-class athletes and celebrities alike. Conquer its top-rated ski slopes in the Colorado Rockies and enjoy its year-round cultural events and offerings.

Luxury meets the great outdoors in Aspen and Snowmass. Discover endless outdoor activities, fine dining and five-star accommodations in the towns’ luxe resorts. Indulge in the après-ski scene, which is almost as famous as the ski slopes.

Steamboat Springs is a popular skiing destination, but its cowboy culture is what really brings the town to life. Relax in the bubbling water of Strawberry Park Hot Springs or hike to scenic Fish Creek Falls.

Walk down the picture-perfect Main Street of Breckenridge. Although it’s transitioned from mining town to mountain resort, it treasures its history. See how many buildings on the National Historic Register you can spot throughout town there are over 250.

Plan your trip to Northwest Colorado around the season in which you visit. Summer brings warm weather and endless outdoor activities. Winter brings snow and all the associated cold-weather activities.

Where to stay in Northwest Colorado

Grand Vista Hotel
Grand Vista Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2790 Crossroads Blvd, Grand Junction, CO, 81506
The price is $72 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 11
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Grand Junction. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (2,428 reviews)
"Nice place Good food nice lounge They had karaoke that night Wife and I had a great time"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Grand Vista Hotel
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Grand Junction
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Grand Junction
2.5 out of 5
2761 Crossroads Blvd, Grand Junction, CO, 81506
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $113 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Grand Junction. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,179 reviews)
"Ice place would stay again"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Grand Junction
Glenwood Springs Inn
Glenwood Springs Inn
2 out of 5
141 W. 6th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601
The price is $145 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Stay at this business-friendly motel in Glenwood Springs. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,142 reviews)
"Very close to everything. Clean, quiet, friendly."

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2022

Glenwood Springs Inn
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River Mountain Lodge by Breckenridge Hospitality
River Mountain Lodge by Breckenridge Hospitality
3 out of 5
100 South Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO, 80424
The price is $149 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Stay at this 3-star ski aparthotel in Breckenridge. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a free ski shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (840 reviews)
Great location!
"Great location! Older property, so things are more “worn,” but comfortable & good value. Front desk folks were great & the free parking is ideal and big plus for this location."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

River Mountain Lodge by Breckenridge Hospitality
Village at Breckenridge Resort
Village at Breckenridge Resort
3 out of 5
535 S Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO, 80424
The price is $159 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 3-star ski aparthotel in Breckenridge. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,488 reviews)
"Wonderful check in experience! The resort is spotless and the pool and hot tub area is amazing. Our room was even better than expected! The location is wonderful for all you want to do in the Breckenridge area."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Village at Breckenridge Resort
The Ranahan by Vacation Club Rentals
The Ranahan by Vacation Club Rentals
4 out of 5
557 Stan Miller Dr, Breckenridge, CO, 80424
The price is $178 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Stay at this 4-star ski aparthotel in Breckenridge. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a free ski shuttle. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (603 reviews)
"Very nice property; clean fairly new. Pool is great for kids."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022

The Ranahan by Vacation Club Rentals
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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