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Area Attractions

Find some great local attractions our community has to offer below.

Black Canyon National Park

National Park Service site with lots of information about America's newest national park. Chock full of pictures and webcam views, a printable travel guide and information about Curecanti National Recreation Area surrounding Blue Mesa Reservoir.  "Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time,  Black Canyon of the Gunnison exposes you to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock and craggiest spires in North America.  With two million years to work, the Gunnison River, along with the forces of weathering, has sculpted this vertical wilderness of rock, water, and sky."  (Source: National Park Service Website).

Blue Mesa Reservoir and Curecanti National Recreation Area

Curecanti National Recreation Area surrounds Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado's largest body of water.   The lake is the largest Kokanee Salmon fishery in the U.S. Activities include fishing, boating, hiking, bird-watching, to name a few.

Ridgway State Park

Boating, fishing, swimming,camping, picnicking,jet skiing,water skiing, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, hiking can be enjoyed in Ridgway State Park.

Montrose Recreation Department

A $28 million community recreation center featuring three basketball courts, a competition pool and a fitness area looped by two tracks is being constructed for the residents of Montrose, Colorado.  Opened January 2017.

Ouray Hot Springs

During the fall and winter months the pool is open from 12 pm to 9 pm on week-days, and 11 am to 9 pm on week-ends. Ouray’s public pool contains close to a million gallons of crystal clear natural hot springs water, free from the strong smell of sulfur typical of many hot springs. In addition to several soaking sections at a variety of temperatures ranging from 88 to 106 degrees, the pool has a lap swimming section, a large slide, a shallow section for younger children. Contact the Hot Springs Pool (970) 325-7073 for more information

Orvis Hot Springs & Massage

Natural Mineral Hot Springs, nestled at the foot of the San Juan Mountains... Open 7 days a week, year round. Located only 6 hours west of Denver and 1 1/2 hours south of Grand Junction. Our main attraction is "The Pond", a 40' wide 5' deep natural spring-fed hot pool. Clothing optional areas. Sauna, Island Waterfall Pond offers stunning views, Smokers Pond, two private indoor soaking tubs, and an indoor pool. Massage is offered in two beautiful yurts.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

"There are few places remaining that can be called a true Colorado ski town. Crested Butte is considered a holdout, retaining its small town charm and the adventurous soul that it has always had. Whether you are visiting for the first time or returning, you immediately feel a difference that sets Crested Butte apart from other mountain locations. With no traffic lights or chain stores and people who openly celebrate life every day, the genuine nature of the community and the pristine surroundings immediately capture you. Here, your time isn't just about a visit to ski an incredible mountain. It's about being away from your other world, finding adventure in an unspoiled setting surrounded by majestic peaks, wide valleys, and being connected to the culture and lifestyle that is Crested Butte."(Source: Crested Butte Website)

Telluride  Mountain Village Skiing and more...

"Celebrated for its culture, heritage and spectacular scenic beauty, Telluride, Colorado, is recognized for its unrivaled recreational opportunities. In the winter, world-class Telluride Ski Resort boasts powder-filled bowls in which to ski, snowboard and enjoy awe-inspiring mountain views. Come summer, the resort transforms into a North American icon of music and events—home to world-famous festivals, including the Mountain film in Telluride, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride Jazz Celebration and Telluride Film Festival. In addition to the summer festival calendar, camping, hiking, biking, fly fishing, rafting, Jeeping and other outdoor activities are popular. A free gondola provides easy year-round travel in the area."(Source:Telluride Colorado Website)