Western Slope Trip Planner
Welcome to Western Slope!
In this Colorado refuge, hiking trails wind around stone canyons that plummet down to a maze of rivers creating white-water rapids all to the back drop of the white-peaked Rocky Mountains. The Western Slope of Colorado, in the state's southwest, is home to much of the scenery, lifestyle and attractions that have made Colorado famous. The resort towns of Telluride and Silverton are well-known destinations in the San Juan mountains thanks to their selection of hotels, wide variety of restaurants and close proximity to activities like skiing, mountain biking, rafting, rock climbing and hunting. From abandoned mining towns scattered through the Rockies to the ruins of ancient civilizations on the flats of plateaus, there are plenty of sites to visit. Local attractions include the Mesa Verde National Park, the Canyons of the Ancient National Monument and the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park.
Current & Upcoming Events [ View All ]
Looking for something to do in Western Slope? Check out these current and upcoming events. If you know of an event that is not listed in the travel guide, please feel free to add an event listing (it's free).
- Mesa Verde County Indian Arts and Culture Festival
May 25 to Jun 02 » Mancos, CO
- Iron Horse Bicycle Classic
May 25 to May 27 » Durango
- Crawford's Pioneer Days
Jun 06 to Jun 09 » Crawford, CO
- Pagosa Folk 'N Bluegrass
Jun 07 to Jun 09 » Pagosa Springs
- Crested Butte Bike Week
Jun 23 to Jun 30 » Crested Butte
- Telluride Wine Festival
Jun 27 to Jun 30 » Telluride
- Crested Butte Wildflower Festival
Jul 08 to Jul 14 » Crested Butte
- Cattlemen's Days Rodeo
Jul 11 to Jul 13 » Gunnison, CO
- Mesa County Fair
Jul 16 to Jul 20 » Mesa County Fairgrounds