Colorado - Mesa Verde & Southwest Colorado (Chapter)
This is the Mesa Verde & Southwest Colorado chapter from Lonely Planet’s Colorado guidebook.
Southwestern Colorado can be a heady place to play. Some of the finest powder skiing in the world melts to reveal winding singletrack and hiking trails in summer, while abandoned cliff dwellings hold relics of the West’s earliest inhabitants.
- carve turns on the world-class slopes of Telluride Ski Resort
- climb aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for jaw-dropping scenery
- retrace the steps of Ancestral Puebloans at Cliff Palace
- restaurants & accommodations
Coverage includes: Mesa Verde National Park, Mancos, Cortez, Four Corners Navajo Tribal Park, Ute Mountain Indian Reservation, Hovenweep National Monument, Dolores, Rico, San Juan Mountains, Telluride, Ridgway, Ouray & the Million Dollar Highway, Silverton, Durango, Chimney Rock Archaeological Area, Pagosa Springs, South Fork & Around, Creede & Around, Lake City & Around, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose, Delta, Paonia, Colorado National Monument, Grand Junction, Fruita and Palisade.
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