Three Colorado Getaways Perfect For a Fall Weekend Less Than Three Hours Away
These Colorado getaways are perfect for a Fall weekend! They're all less than 3 hours away, which means you can leave after work Friday and be back to work Monday.
Telluride is well known for its gondolas, festivals skiing, the New Sheridan Hotel, and is known as "The City of Gold." Alpino Vino is the restaurant with the highest elevation in the region and is located in the Telluride Ski resort.
The New Sheridan Hotel is in the heart of Telluride, which means shopping, restaurants, fishing, and gondolas are only a few blocks away. Telluride is about two and a half hours away from Grand Junction.
Crested Butte is just about three hours away from Grand Junction and is knows as "Colorado's Last Great Ski Town." Mount Crested Butte gets up to 12,162 feet. This historic coal mining town turned ski town is also the wildflower capital of Colorado, according to Wikipedia.
The Ruby of Crested Butte is a very cute B&B and has the area's best breakfast. There's also a hot tub, bikes for guests, and even a boot and glove dryer! As if it couldn't get better, the Mountain Room is the go-to spot for a nap and relax during your getaway.
Dinosaur is the gateway community to the Dinosaur National Monument. Fishing, hiking, biking, and canoeing are just a few of the outdoor activities to partake in.This town is just about two hours away from Grand Junction is home to endangered species like:
- Peregrine falcons
- Golden eagles
- Big horn sheep
- Pike minnows
- Razorback suckers
Terrace Motel is where you go for the cowboy experience, a nice view, and is extremely close to the entrance of the park, according to TripAdvisor reviews.