Colorado - Southwest Colorado (Chapter)
This is the Southwest Colorado chapter from Lonely Planet's Colorado guidebook.
A landscape of shocking diversity, this corner of Colorado is interrupted by jagged canyons and mountain peaks, lush pine forests and barren desert terrain. Jump in the car for a few hours and you’ll feel as if you’ve traveled across an entire continent.
- ski the world-class slopes of Colorado’s most pristine mountain at the Telluride Ski Resort
- cruise through jaw-dropping scenery on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
- climb down to the floor of the dizzying Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Grand Junction to Cortez, Crested Butte & Gunnison, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Montrose, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Paonia, Delta, Telluride, San Juan Mountains, Ridgway, Ouray & the Million Dollar Highway, Silverton, Durango, Chimney Rock Archaeological Area, Pagosa Springs, South Fork & around, Creede & around, Lake City & around, Mesa Verde & the Four Corners, Mesa Verde National Park, Mancos, Cortez, Dolores, Rico, Hovenweep National Monument, Four Corners Navajo Tribal Park and Ute Mountain Indian Reservation.
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