Explore Southwest Colorado Heritage
Follow in the Trail of the Ancients, explore the San Juan Skyway or the “Shady” side of Southwest Colorado. Start planning your trip on a new web site, http://www.swcoloradoheritage.com covering the Southwest Colorado Travel Region.
What a rich heritage you’ll find throughout the region, from the Ancient Puebloan People to Chief Ouray and the Utes; early Europeans coming for fur trapping to railroaders and miners with gold fever. Ride a stagecoach down Mancos Canyon or buy a custom made Western hat. The region’s scenery surpasses expectations and you’ll find recreational opportunities around every corner.
Visitors to the web site find a number of suggested trips, an electronic trip planner to build your own personalized itinerary, lots of information and links for attractions, destinations, events and accommodations. The region includes:
- Mesa Verde National Park
- Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
- Seven Scenic and Historic Byways
- Five National Forests
- Five Wilderness Areas
- Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
- Ute Mountain Tribal Park
- Chimney Rock Indian Ruins
- Five Major Hot Springs Locations
That’s only ten of the dozens of options available to visitors. Start planning now.