Discover a place where wonder, adventure, and relaxation meet, creating a flawless Colorado luxury resort vacation. Gateway Canyons, nestled in the Palisades of stunning Western Colorado. This is where the planet opens up to tell its story, inviting you to discover more. Surrounded by adventure, natural wonderment, and untouched discoveries, Gateway Canyons Resort serves as your luxurious quarters in the heart of it all. Built by John Hendricks, founder of the Discovery Channel and Discovery Communications, the resort offers the perfect stay for every inquiring soul.
Here, you can create your perfect day. Scale the red rock peaks. Go horseback riding on hoof-built trails. Unearth dinosaur bones. Pamper yourself in the spa. Dine under a chandelier of brilliant stars. Whether a romantic Colorado retreat, family fun holiday, or inspiring meeting, Gateway Canyons Resort offers experiences found nowhere else on Earth.
The resort offers unique amenities, including five restaurants, an adventure center, and a unique auto museum. At Gateway Canyons Resort in Western Colorado, each day of your visit begins in golden light as the sun illuminates the towering peaks of granite and sandstone in shades of amber and ochre. Across the canyon floor, sunrise moves silently into the valley, warming each cavern, mantle, and peak. There is no better place in the world to awaken with nature.
Casita Life - Feel at ease in your private oasis with high-touch service from the team of Ultimate Moment Makers and amenities that set a new standard for luxury travel. Weekly calendar of events crafted exclusively for Casita guests, Custom-selected in-room beverage and snacks, Two cruiser bikes to get around the resort, Special activities such as stargazing, private smores & cowboy stories, and more, Interactive dining experiences ranging from craft beer tastings to cooking demos, And more…
All-In Activities - From immersive educational excursions, pond fishing, and pony rides, to spa access and guided fitness classes, offering an extensive list of year-round and seasonal activities to the Casita guests complimentary including: Seasonal pony rides at Palisades Ranch, Admission to the Gateway Canyons Auto Museum, Wine, spirits, and beer pairings at Entrada Restaurant, Fitness classes, Archery, Mountain bike rentals (2 hours), Access to spa steam room and jacuzzi And more…
Ranch & Horseback Experience in Colorado - Discover the land that ranching families of the 1800’s worked to support the region’s mining communities. Experiences designed for the curious at heart. Daily guided scenic trail rides, cowboy lessons, cattle drive, or customized options for the more avid rider. "Palisade Ranch" - Spanning more than 500 acres with a generous network of well-marked Colorado horseback riding trails that climb over 1,500 feet in elevation, the facility provides spectacular access to the area’s riches. The experienced guides will take you on an exploration of the base of the Uncompahgre Plateau, the surrounding picturesque desert, and red rock canyons. Both beginners and advanced riders are sure to enjoy the ride. The Palisade Ranch property is located south of Grand Junction on scenic by-way 141, just a short distance from Gateway Canyons, a full-service resort. A luxury family and adventure resort near Utah.
Gateway Canyons Resort Facts - There are many reasons to visit Colorado’s Gateway Canyons Resort, an award-winning destination located in the secluded Unaweep Canyon of Western Colorado. Surrounded by the vast lands of the Uncompahgre Plateau, Piñon Mesa, and La Sal Mountains, the full-service resort features exceptional lodging, dining, outfitting, educational programs, and the world-class Gateway Colorado Auto Museum.
Dine & Drink - Find the best fine dining in Colorado. "Entrada" - Serving rich flavors from the Colorado plateau. "Paradox Grille" - Southwestern and continental cuisine plus entertainment. "Kiva Market" - Elegant with views of the pool and canyons beyond. "Cantina" - Dine and drink poolside in the Shadow of the Palisade. "Private Dining" - A casual outdoor experience awaits by the vintage food trailer. *Please be advised that Paradox Grille and Kiva Market are the only outlets open during the winter season from November 1-March 10.
The Spa - Treatments at the Gateway spa are a wonderful addition to your Colorado escape. The Spa only uses products packed with restorative natural ingredients; each of the treatment rooms is appointed with tiled showers and state-of-the-art technologies, and custom treatments tailored to your body’s needs are available upon request. Set amongst the vibrant high-desert landscape and ancient Colorado canyons, The Spa is an experience not to be missed at Gateway Canyons Resort, Colorado.
Activities - Find the best things to do around the Red Rock Canyons. There are many reasons to visit Colorado’s Gateway Canyons Resort, an award-winning destination located in the secluded Unaweep Canyon of Western Colorado. Surrounded by the vast lands of the Uncompahgre Plateau, Piñon Mesa, and La Sal Mountains, the full-service resort features exceptional lodging, dining, outfitting, educational programs, and the world-class Gateway Colorado Auto Museum.
Adventure Center - Situated on Colorado and Utah's border, we’ve got the best of both worlds when it comes to outdoor adventure. National parks - Marvel at the beauty and breathtaking views in Colorado and Utah’s national parks. Driven Experiences - The luxury cars provide you the performance and fun you need to explore Colorado roads. Air Tours - Take your Gateway experience to a higher level and join us for a sky adventure! Auto Museum - Spanning every era of the industry, the museum houses the privately owned Hendricks Collection of more than 60 spectacular cars. Alegre Retreat - Alegre Retreat is the premier conference for devotees of the fabric arts, providing an escape from everyday life for art quilters to come together to learn and share their expertise. Curator of Curiosity - Zebulon Miracle is the Curator of Curiosity for Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa. Palisade Ranch - Discover the land that ranching families of the 1800’s worked to support the region’s mining communities.
Shooting Sports - If you enjoy skeet shooting or want to learn how to handle a rifle, having the adventure for you! Hiking & Climbing - Expert-led Colorado hiking tours are offered into the surrounding canyons and high desert Ponderosa Pine forests. Mountain Biking - Rising and dipping over the mountains, and more technical riding opportunities. Off-Road Touring - Don't just visit Colorado - drive through the scenic back-country to really get a feel for the beauty of the red rock canyons. Wine Country Tours - Colorado wine country is booming, thrilling wine aficionados with its daring viticulture.