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The Little-Known Destination In Colorado That Will Spoil You For Life

When it comes to the Centennial State, there are plenty of quiet and peaceful places in which to escape. However, this one little-known Western Slope gem may just be the most beautiful and tranquil spot of them all. If you are needing a place to rest your weary soul, check out this small and gorgeous town and its surrounding area.

Located southwest of Grand Junction (just east of the Colorado/Utah border) is the unincorporated community of Gateway; a quaint and quiet town that is home to a tiny general store, cafe, and a small stretch of the unforgettable Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway. What is it that we love most about the virtually unknown town? Aside from the award-winning Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa (pictured), we can’t get enough of the dramatic landscape, which features large buttes, red sandstone canyons, and even nearby forests and rivers.

During your visit, make reservations to stay at Gateway Canyons, hike the quiet and serene Juanita Arch Hike, and/or drive along the 133-mile Unaweep/Tabeguache Byway.

For even more tranquility, visit one of these 10 Small Towns In Colorado That Offer Nothing But Peace And Quiet.

Annie
Annie is a freelance writer, content editor, and marketing whiz with a background in broadcasting and a passion for chicken nachos. When she isn't gushing about her love of Colorado, you can find her chasing after her two adorable sons and/or dreaming up a new home improvement project for her husband.