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Stop by a Farm, Eat Fresh, even Birdwatch: Take an Agritour

By Melinda Mawdsley

The bounty of farms, ranches, orchards and vineyards in western Colorado has made agritourism an increasingly popular draw for visitors wanting to learn more about agriculture and meet the men and women responsible for maintaining this style ...

Fruita Dino

From Biking to Festivals, to Museums, Family-Friendly Fruita Keeps Everyone Happy

By Mike Wiggins

When you contemplate western Colorado’s vacation destinations, Fruita may not rank among the heaviest of the heavyweights. But pound-for-pound, it packs as big a punch as any of them. Passionate about the outdoors? Value unique ...


Take your trip on the water

By Staff

Maybe it’s because the American West is so dry, but water seems to gleam particularly blue out here. Especially in the hot summer months, this area’s water bodies draw boaters of all stripes — from power boats to canoes and ...

Frisbee golf

Grand Junction

By Melinda Mawdsley

Walk, run, ride: Miles of paved paths extend along the Colorado River from 33 1/2 Road in east Grand Junction to Walter Walker State Wildlife Area on the west side of the city. The Colorado Riverfront Trail offers ample opportunities to see ...

Grand Junction Must-Dos

By Staff

GRAND JUNCTION M U S T - D O S Take a swim: Lincoln Park-Moyer Swimming Pool is open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. It has a water slide and diving boards and is located within Lincoln Park, corner of 12th Street and Gunnison ...

Vacationland 2014 is here

By Julie Norman

The 2014 edition of Vacationland has published and now available on  You can read the E-Edition version by clicking here. Inside you’ll find articles on: •Things to do in downtown Grand Junction •Fruita, ...


Check out one of Western Slope’s big sporting events

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The Grand Junction Rockies have added another layer to the summertime fun to be had while watching or participating in the various sporting events on the Western Slope. The Colorado Rockies Rookie-affiliate team will play 38 home games during ...


Get high on alpine views while on a backcountry four-wheel tour

By Dave Buchanan

You could traverse the scenic Alpine Loop connecting Ouray, Lake City and Silverton the way the miners did a century ago. But who has a mule when you really need one? Instead of fighting a smart but notoriously stubborn four-legged beast, ...


Durango beer (and biking and hiking) is a big hit

By Paul Shockley

When I’m in Durango, I drink. Period. I’ve done just about everything else there is to do there, and it’s all fine, please understand. Here’s how I look at it: While any number of western Colorado getaways will offer ...


Unhurried, but with plenty to do, wander Paonia

By Rachel Sauer

Sure, you can head over to Paonia and get ambitious. There are mountains to climb and woods to explore, and the pristine beauty of the North Fork Valley certainly leads the feet in those directions. But here’s another thought: Stop by ...

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