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Black Canyon MONTROSE-Just 5 miles out of Montrose, the Black Canyon of Gunnison’s unique and spectacular landscape was formed slowly by the action of water and rock scouring down through hard Proterozoic crystalline rock. No other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls and startling depths offered by the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Operating Hours and Seasons South Rim: Open every day, limited access in winter. The South Rim road is open from mid-April to mid-October. North Rim: Open every day, North Rim Road and ranger station are closed in winter. 970-249-1914 x423

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Mesa Verde CORTEZ-Spanish for “green table,” offers an unparalleled opportunity to see and experience a unique cultural and physical landscape. The culture represented at Mesa Verde reflects more than 700 years of history. The archeological cliff dwelling sites found in Mesa Verde are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States. Mesa Verde National Park offers visitors a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people. To fully enjoy Mesa Verde National Park, plan to spend a day or two exploring its world-class archeological sites as well as its beautiful landscape. The entrance to the park is 9 miles east of Cortez and 35 miles west of Durango in Southwestern Colorado on US Highway 160.

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Anasazi Heritage Center DOLORES-An archaeological museum that displays and preserves artifacts and records from excavations on public lands in the Four Corners area, one of the richest archaeological regions in the United States. The museum is also the headquarters for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. The museum features permanent displays on the Ancestral Pueblo people, many of them being hands-on and interactive. The grounds contain two 12th century ruins, the Dominguez and Escalante Pueblos. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., March-October; 10 a.m-4 p.m., November- February. Admission $3 for adults, 17 and under are free. 27501 Hwy. 184, Dolores, CO. Call 970-882-5600 for more information.

Ouray’s Natural Hot Springs Pool OURAY-Open since July 4th, 1927, it offers a 250 by 150 foot public pool containing over a million gallons of natural hot springs water. Temperatures of soaking sections vary from 96 to 106 degrees. The pool also has a lap swimming section, a diving area and a game area for water volleyball. The crystalclear water, free from the strong smell of sulfur typical of many hot springs, makes the Ouray Hot Springs Pool more enjoyable and popular with visitors from around the world. Open year-round. $10 for adults ages 13-61, $8 for ages 7-12, $5 for ages 3-6. Call for hours. 970-325-7073

Pagosa Hot Springs PAGOSA SPRINGS-The Ute Indians called the springs “Pah gosah,” a term translated in recent years as meaning “boiling waters” or “healing waters” and the restorative powers of the minerals in these waters have been touted for over a century by natives and visitors alike. Benefits have been said to include: relieving the symptoms of arthritis, eliminating body toxins, musculoskeletal benefits, strengthening bones, preventing fatigue and aiding in digestion. Soaking in the world’s deepest Geothermal Hot Spring is a “must-do!” For more information please call 800-225-0934 or visit www.pagosahotsprings.com for more information.”

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FRUITA-Fun for the whole family, Dinosaur Journey blends robotics and science together for both entertainment and education. Wander among the skeletons and robotic dinosaurs, real fossils, interactive learning centers and an active paleontology laboratory where you can watch scientists prepare REAL dinosaur bones! Open 7 days a week, Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Hwy. 340 and Jurassic Court, Fruita, CO. 970-858-7282

Mesa Verde National Park CORTEZ, CO Mesa Verde Visitor & Research Center. March 8 to April 10: 8:30am - 4:30pm April 11 to late May 22: 8:00am - 5:00pm May 23 to September 1: 7:30am - 7:00pm September 2 to November 1: 8:00am - 5:00pm 970-529-4465 Entrance Fees: $10-$15 per vehicle (seasonal) Guided Tours: $3 per person ($10 twilight tours) Guided Bus Tours available through Aramark Concessions at additional charge. 800-449-2288

Great Sand Dunes National Monument & Preserve ALAMOSA, CO Operating Hours: Open year-round. Visitor Center: In winter, the Visitor Center hours are 8 am to 5 pm daily, except for federal holidays, when the building is closed. Summer hours at the Visitor Center are generally 8 am to 6 pm 719-378-6399 Entrance Fees: $3 per person over 16 years of age

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Ute Indian Museum MONTROSE-The museum lies on the original 8.65acre homestead owned by Chief Ouray and his wife, Chipeta. Built in 1956 and expanded in 1998, the museum offers one of the most complete collections of the Ute people. The grounds include the Chief Ouray Memorial park, Chipeta’s Crypt, and a native plants garden. Recently renovated and expanded, the museum now includes the Montrose Visitor Information Center, gallery space, classrooms and a museum store. Open Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: adults $4.50, seniors $4, students or kids (6-16) $1.50, kids under 6 are free. Call 970-249-3098 for further information.

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HELPFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS ALL EMERGENCIES Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce Colorado State Patrol-Durango/Cortez Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce Delta Area Chamber of Commerce Durango Area Tourism Office Durango Chamber of Commerce Fruita Chamber of Commerce Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce Gunnison Chamber of Commerce Mercy Medical Center (Durango) Montrose Chamber of Commerce Ouray Visitor Center Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce Road & Weather Conditions (Pagosa Springs) Silverton Visitor Center & Chamber of Commerce South Fork Visitor Center Southwest Memorial Hospital (Cortez) Telluride Visitor Center United Airlines US Airways US Forest Service Vallecito Lake Chamber of Commerce

Sand Dunes National Park ALAMOSA-Located 35 miles northeast of Alamosa, North America’s tallest dunes rise over 750 feet high against the rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains. This geologic wonderland, containing 30 square miles of dunes, became a national monument in 1932. The park resources also include alpine lakes and tundra, six peaks over 13,000’ in elevation, ancient spruce and pine forests, large stands of aspen and cottonwood, grasslands, and wetlands–all habitats for diverse wildlife and plant species. Open year-round.

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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument DOLORES-Canyons of the Ancients National Monument was designated in June of 2000. The Monument contains the highest concentration of archaeological sites in the nation. These sites represent cultures and traditions spanning thousands of years. Brochures and information about places to visit in the Monument are available at the Anasazi Heritage Center. Four areas have been somewhat modified for the public access: Lowry Pueblo, Painted Hand Pueblo, Sand Canyon Pueblo, and the Sand Canyon Trail. These areas are accessible from maintained county roads, but go to the Anasazi Heritage Center first to get maps, brochures, and current information about places to visit; some roads can be impassible when wet. For more information, call 970-882-5600, or visit the Monument’s website at www.co.blm.gov/canm or the Center’s website at www.co.blm.gov/ahc.

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park MONTROSE, CO Operation Dates: The South Rim Road is open to vehicles from early April to mid-November. In winter, the South Rim Road is open to Gunnison Point. The remainder of the road is closed to vehicles, but open to cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Visitor Center: South Rim Visitor Center is located 2 miles from the south rim entrance on South Rim Drive. Year-round, 8:30 am - 4 pm, Summer, 8 am - 6 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve. 970-249-1914 ext. 423 Entrance Fees: $15 per vehicle (good for one week)

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