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Dinosaur Diamond makes fossils easy to find

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Don’t be fooled by the rocky, sometimes forbidding landscape. Western Colorado is anything but barren. In fact, the surrounding landscape has been at the bottom of a shallow sea, and its lands were trod by dinosaurs and woolly ...


Discover a golf course with good views and reviews

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Golfers can find some memorable moments in and near the Grand Valley, even if they haven’t time to play a full 18 holes — and, of course, if they do. To begin, a golfer who wants to warm up but hasn’t time to actually play ...


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Get to know western Colorado’s rivers via fly-fishing float trip

By Dave Buchanan

Sitting in a dory on a river full of fish, watching the scenery and waving a stick, to paraphrase angling author John Gierach. Life is good, you know? The Grand Valley may not have a great trout river to call its own, but it’s close ...


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Hike and gape at Utah’s looming Fisher Towers

By Rachel Sauer

Oh, there’s a logical, scientific explanation, all right: varying amounts of hematite. That’s why the rocks are the colors they are. But really, there’s no word for the color. It’s not red, exactly, nor is it purple. ...


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Tour Colorado’s national parks, monuments

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Colorado has four national parks and five monuments. Visit them all in a clockwise route: ■ Rocky Mountain National Park — Trail Ridge Road, Longs Peak, 300 miles of hiking are some of what can be found in this 415-square mile ...


Gateway hot spot for classic cars, canyons

By Charles Ashby

The state’s official tourism website says this about Gateway: “A general store, cafe and tiny motel mark one of Colorado’s westernmost communities…” Guess they haven’t been there in awhile. The community ...


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Take a day ... Visit Glenwood Springs

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Besides being 10 to 20 degrees cooler than the most sweltering of summer days in Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs boasts an abundance of reasons to hop into the car and head 90 minutes east on Interstate 70. The Glenwood Hot Springs Pool ...


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Mesa County Fair celebrates 125 years

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The Mesa County Fair will celebrate its 125th anniversary with fireworks, the Grand Junction Centennial Band and a cake decorating contest among other events from July 17–21 at the fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50. A few of the things ...


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Take a tour of downtown Grand Junction

By Ann Wright

You could sit on a park bench and drink in downtown Grand Junction while enjoying a mocha. Or you could take a tour. Main Street, Colorado Avenue and the streets between, there are a number of ways to visit downtown that will have you seeing ...


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Discover fun in the eastern Utah desert

By Melinda Mawdsley

You’re not on Mars. You’re at Goblin Valley State Park. Or at least you could be. The park’s hoodoos, above, are just some of many unique landscapes to be seen and experienced in Eastern Utah. Not far from Globin Valley is ...


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