If you are moving to any of the cities along the Western Slope, then you and your family will surely want to find some fun and interesting activities that will keep you happy and busy. Let’s look at just a handful of the fun and interesting places that you can visit when you want to get back to nature.
Alpine Tunnel Historic Railroad Site
Those who want to enjoy a little bit of history will surely love visiting this site. While the tunnel itself no longer exists – it collapsed years ago – a number of the original structures from the railroad’s heyday are still there. You can also see ruins of the old Stone Engine House, built in 1881. It is a great look into the area’s past, and it offers some wonderful hiking and photo taking opportunities for those who love the outdoors.
Glenwood Canyon Bicycle Trail
Residents who enjoy getting out on their bikes will find countless biking trails along the Western Slope. One of the most enjoyable is the Glenwood Canyon trail. It’s a nice trail that runs alongside the 13-mile canyon and next to the highway. It’s a beautiful location and again, you will want to take your camera no matter how many times you decide to visit.
Blue Mesa Reservoir
Located in Gunnison County, this manmade body of water is a gorgeous locale perfect for boating, fishing, and just relaxing. It’s a favorite of locals and visitors to the Western Slope alike.
These are just three of the best outdoor attractions that you will want to explore once you settle into your new home on the Western Slope. The area is full of wilderness adventure for the entire family, but you’ll be able to find plenty of places to enjoy fine dining and nightlife as well, so don’t worry!