Spectacular red-walled canyons line the Dolores River’s winding course through the heart of the Gateway area. A scenic and historic byway and two Wilderness Study Areas found here brim with breathtaking scenery, cultural history and fascinating geology. Miles of all-terrain vehicle and OHV routes also provide spectacular riding through historic uranium mining country. The area also offers opportunities for canyoneering and hiking. Commercially-outfitted services for climbing, horseback riding and other diverse activities; a world class adventure center; and a museum are also nearby.

Adventure is at Your Fingertips

Geographic Coordinates

36.66074, -108.9561


From Grand Junction, take Highway 141/Highway 50 south to the community of Whitewater. From there, take highway 141 southwest towards the community of Gateway