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Gateway Area
 
Geological formations

The Gateway area is characterized by verdant rivers and streams offsetting stunning canyons and plateaus. The Palisade formation, a towering red-rock buttress, is a particularly magnificent sight. The Gateway Trails are excellent for hiking and mountain biking. Meanwhile, John Brown Road leads off-highway vehicle enthusiasts through a spectacular canyon and atop a mesa with stunning views. The Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway runs through the Gateway area alongside the Dolores River.

Field Office:  Grand Junction

Total Area:  114,500 acres

Activities:
  • Byway
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Geological marvels
  • Hiking and backpacking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking
  • Off-highway vehicles
  • Rock climbing
  • Water recreation
  • 4x4 and jeep touring
Attractions, Facilities, & Services:
  • Parking area
  • Both paved and unpaved roads
  • Available in Gateway and Grand Junction: lodging, restaurants, shops and vehicle services








Directions:  From Grand Junction, travel south on US-50. At Whitewater, take a right onto Colorado 141 and continue for about 43 miles to Gateway. To access the hiking/mountain biking trail system: turn right into Gateway Canyons Resort. Continue west around the south side of the Gateway Auto Museum, and then turn right into a large parking lot. To access Brown Canyon: just after Gateway Canyons Resort, take a right on John Brown Road/4.4 Road.


Additional Information:

About Gateway Recreation Area

 
Downloads:

Map of
Gateway Trails