Archive for the ‘RootsRated’ Category

December, 07 2018

How to Plan & Execute the Perfect 3-Day Road Trip through Delta County

Delta County is the perfect spot for a long weekend getaway. With spectacular mountain and desert scenery, world-class trout fishing, miles of biking and hiking trails, and lots of climbing, three days is just the right amount of time to get a taste of all there is to do. Thanks to a mild climate, the […]

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Backpacking Through the Unspoiled Landscapes of Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area

The Gunnison River angles along the eastern edge of sprawling Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, a vast 210,172-acre swathe of protected land that includes the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness Area. Almost 30 miles of the river meanders through a cliff-lined gorge accessible only by boat or foot. Three major canyons—Escalante, Little Dominguez, and Big Dominguez—drain off the […]

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December, 03 2018

10 of the Best Hikes on Colorado’s Western Slope

If you were to close your eyes and envision the ideal Colorado hiking trail, it would probably look like a path on Colorado’s Western Slope, with skyscraping peaks, wildflower-strewn meadows, and cliff-lined desert canyons as far as the eye can see. The Centennial State’s Western Slope (which is everything west of the Continental Divide) is […]

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June, 26 2018

Everything You’d Ever Want to Know About Road Cycling in Delta County

Delta County is rapidly becoming one of Colorado’s hot spots for road biking with hundreds of miles of rural roads on upland mesas and along river valleys surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery. Delta offers plenty of varied terrain from flat country lanes to epic climbs up the 10,000-foot Grand Mesa, the biggest flat-topped mountain in […]

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May, 20 2018

Angler’s Guide to the World-Class Fishing Scene in Delta County

In a state renowned for some of the world’s best trout fishing, Delta County in western Colorado tops the list with its pristine stretch of Gold Medal water in the Gunnison River. The cold, clear Gunny, one of the nation’s best fly fisheries, teems with huge rainbow and brown trout in Gunnison Gorge. Besides the […]

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May, 01 2018

Mountain Biking the Sidewinder Trail: 22 Miles of Incredible Desert Singletrack

Located on Colorado’s western slope, Delta County is quickly becoming one of the state’s premier mountain bike destinations. With a wide range of elevations, uncrowded singletrack trails, and mild climate, the area offers something for every class of mountain biker, from beginner to expert. Twisting 22 miles along the western edge of the Gunnison Gorge […]

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The 5 Best Adventures in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Nothing along the twisting road to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison prepares you for its abrupt gorge. You reach the edge of the canyon and look 2,000 feet down sheer cliffs to the Gunnison River thundering through house-sized boulders. The Black Canyon, one of Colorado’s most dramatic landscapes, is the narrowest major canyon in […]

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March, 26 2018

7 Amazing Places to See in Colorado’s Delta County

Delta County, sitting in the heart of western Colorado, boasts iconic natural wonders, towering mountains, deep canyons, and two major rivers. It’s not only a hub for sightseeing but also for outdoor recreation with its year-round mild climate and easy access to hiking trails, mountain and road bike routes, ATV tracks, Gold Medal fishing waters, […]

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February, 16 2018

The 6 Best Winter Adventures in Delta County

Located in west central Colorado just south of I-70, Delta County is filled with the opportunity for winter adventure any time of the year. But once winter arrives, it becomes one of the state’s best places for off-the-beaten-track adventures on skis, snowshoes, and mountain bikes. The county offers a huge variety of terrain from desert […]

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7 Reasons Colorado’s Delta County Should Be on Your Travel Radar

Delta County offers the best of western Colorado with its soaring mountains and mesas, deep canyons, and broad valleys, Gold Medal fishing waters, rich agricultural heritage, and varied outdoor opportunities, including hiking, biking, and climbing. The county’s six towns boast a friendly vibe and offer plenty of fine restaurants and brewpubs, affordable lodging, and a […]

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