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REDSTONE is the trailhead for the WEST ELK SCENIC BYWAY loop & the perfect hub from which to explore the Colorado west:area mapMARBLE 15 minutes south of Redstone.  Famous for the Yule Marble quarry which provided the pure white stone for the Lincoln Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown, summer home of the Denver Art Students League "Marble, Marble" symposium, and gateway to Lead King Basin, wildflower heaven.

NORTH FORK of the GUNNISON 45 minutes south of Redstone.  This picturesque area features the small community of Paonia known for its orchards, organic gardening, and emerging and notable Colorado wineries.

BLACK CANYON of the GUNNISON
2 hours south of Redstone. A National Monument.

GRAND MESA 1.5 hours west of Redstone.   Grand Mesa is the largest flattop mountain in the world.  It’s a sportsman's paradise with hunting, fishing and both alpine & cross country skiing.

Redstone is also a destination for Segment 5 of the American Discovery Coast-to-Coast Trail " West Mountain Segment" - Clear Creek to Redstone.


GLENWOOD SPRINGS
45 minutes northwest of Redstone.  Enjoy the world's largest Natural Hot Springs pool; hike to Hanging Lake, once a sacred Ute ceremonial site; bike the Glenwood Canyon trail; pamper yourself in the Yampah Vapor Caves; and explore the Glenwood Caves & Adventure Park, featuring a gondola ride to the the natural caves.

ASPEN 1 hour from Redstone, but around 20 miles east via the Maroon Bells Wilderness area. Aspen is the world class ski resort and playground for the rich and famous.  Ski Aspen or enjoy a summer gondola ride to the top of Aspen Mountain.

CRESTED BUTTE 1.5 hours southeast via scenic Kebler Pass.  An outstanding summer and fall drive, no winter access, through an aspen grove that is the largest single micro-organism in North America.

HIKING TRAILS surround Redstone. The numerous trails in the White River National Forest and the Maroon Bells Wilderness area are for both novice and serious hikers. pitkinoutside.org/map.html

HORSEBACK RIDES Guided day and overnight horseback and hunt trips are booked through:

BACK COUNTRY - NORDIC SKI & ICE CLIMBS nearby.
The Upper Crystal Valley is known for its fresh powder snow, nordic ski trails and pristine ice climbing sites. Beware of avalanche conditions.

BIKING TRAILS over 100 miles of trails nearby. They include the groomed Rio Grande trail system, the new Crystal Valley bike trail and Forest Service mountain bike trails.- pitkinoutside.org/map.html

PENNY HOT SPRINGS enjoy the thermal waters on the banks of the scenic Crystal River in a pristine natural setting. Near mile marker 55.

NORDIC SKATE & TRACK SKI TRAILS
The 19 Km Spring Gulch groomed trail system is located 5 miles southwest of Carbondale, locally supported, no fee, donations accepted. SpringGulch.

Always check avalanche and weather conditions.


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