Most people see a resort as nothing more than a place to stay while on vacation. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. A great resort immerses travelers in its atmosphere, allowing them to partake in new experiences and opening up their minds.           

Gateway Canyons does exactly this, inviting guests to discover something new about their environment via a host of exhilarating activities. With Gateway, Colorado serving as their playground, this Southwest oasis offers a bevy of unique outdoor activities, expanded (and exceptional) guest rooms, and a never-ending appreciation for discovery.

“We wanted to create a place where the planet opens up to people to tell its story, where our guests could truly touch and experience the world,” Founder and Chairman of the Board of Discovery Communications John Hendricks said.

The experience begins in the recently expanded resort, which features stunning Palisade Casitas. With more than 800 square feet of relaxation room, these luxurious casitas showcase fireplaces, custom artisan furnishings from Peru, and enormous windows to display breathtaking mountain views. Stretch out on the private deck, watch the star-filled sky around the fire pit, or rejuvenate at the outdoor spa. While your casita serves as a basecamp for adventure, the experience truly begins with the outdoor activities.      

“With the resort, we’re providing our guests with more than vicarious experiences,” Hendricks said. “We’re offering true educational adventures where they can learn about the universe and how the planet was formed, and literally get in touch with history, geology, and wildlife.”

The adventures start on a Driven Experience, an off-road driving expedition unlike any other. Get behind the wheel of a Pro-Baja Truck, a finely tuned machine that allows you to traverse rough terrain on a smooth, controlled, and comfortable ride. This high-octane experience ignites people’s passion for engineering by educating customers regarding vehicular dynamics, function, design, safety, and control.

Take the excitement to the sky on an Air Tour. An exhilarating helicopter ride gives you a bird’s eye view of fiery red rock canyons, mesas, snow-crowned mountains, and sparkling lakes. Hover over the Grand Valley and mountains as your guide entertains you with the fascinating lore and legends of Western Colorado and Eastern Utah

Let your spirit soar with Curiosity Adventures, a series of interactive expert-led excursions and discussions intended to uncover the world around us. Relive history by stepping back into the Jurassic Period and exploring the same land dinosaurs once roamed. Retrace the steps of Western outlaws, prospectors, astronomers, and other colorful characters.

With the Expert in Residence Program, you’ll receive an education on such subjects as archaeology, geology, and even possible extraterrestrial intelligence. With Hendricks’ continual thirst for knowledge serving as inspiration, curious minds come together to interact with fellow visionaries.

Invigorating activities, the spirit of discovery, and expanded accommodations make Gateway Canyons an unbridled Colorado adventure. 

Gateway Canyons Resort

Gateway, Colorado

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