Vega State Park features a mountain lake with birding, hiking, picnicking and camping in the summer.
Sweitzer Lake State Park Delta County, south of Delta Sweitzer Lake State Park near Delta is a day-use park for nature viewing, picnicking and water recreation. The park was a dream of Morgan Sweitzer, a Colorado fruit grower until his death in 1953. He donated the land for the park but died 12 years before its completion. Recreation, such as water-skiing, swimming, fishing, boating, and bird watching, is the purpose…
A 350-acre reservoir at Rifle Gap State Park offers some of the best boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing and windsurfing in Colorado.
Rifle Falls State Park, with a triple waterfall surrounded by trees and greenery, is a haven for movie crews and photographers.
Paonia State Park Gunnison County, east of Paonia A mountain lake surrounded by alpine scenery makes Paonia State Park a spot for water lovers and nature lovers. Camping, boating, fishing and water-skiing on the reservoir, picnicking and wildlife-watching are available. Paonia is noted for northern pike fishing, best in the summer. Ice fishing is not permitted. Photographers and nature lovers enjoy the beauty of the mountains and wildflowers. Two campgrounds…
Colorado River State Park offers the “string of pearls,” five distinct sections that form a semicircle around Grand Junction and offer different types of outdoor recreation.
Highline Lake State Park, an oasis near Grand Junction, includes two lakes, grassy meadows, trails and trees.
Fishing is a favorite activity at Harvey Gap State Park, where the reservoir of 190 surface acres is open to canoes and boats with motors of 20 horsepower or less.
Gunnison is a tourism, college and ranching town in the center of Colorado, where residents and visitors enjoy the outdoors through fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, mountain biking and water sports.
Staff writer The Gunnison Pioneer Museum has 18 historic buildings, artifacts and memorabilia on its five-acre campus, plus a Denver & Rio Grande Railroad narrow-gauge train and 72 antique cars. The train consists of an engine, a flanger, a gondola car, a boxcar, a livestock car and a caboose and stands next to a water tack moved in from Marshall Pass and a depot relocated from Sargents. In the summer,…