Where is Gateway, Colorado

Located in the heart of red rock canyon country of Western Colorado, this spectacular landscape, full of majestic buttes, mesas and winding canyon roads, has been the backdrop to countless car commercials reflecting the adventurous aspirations of the American car-buying public. Gateway, Colorado is a one hour southwesterly drive from Grand Junction on the Unaweep -Tabaguache Scenic and Historic Byway 141.

The Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum is part of Gateway Canyons, a new destination resort located in southwestern Mesa County featuring comfortable accommodations, innovative dining and outdoor adventures of all kinds.

About Gateway


The Casitas at Gateway Canyons ResortGateway Canyons is a growing resort with several lodging accommodations to choose from – all of which are beautifully appointed with all the amenities to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Enjoy views of the surrounding red rock canyons that seem to change color by the minute in an incredibly peaceful, almost spiritual setting. This is where you will want to stay. Rates vary – please call for reservations at 970-931-2458 or toll free at 1-866-671-4733.


Paradox GrilleWhether you plan on an elegant and savory dining experience, or a quick bite on the go – dining selections abound (at the Entrada, the Paradox Grille and Paradox-to-Go) ranging from delectable homemade pastries to Ancho barbequed ribs to grilled mahi-mahi fish tacos and buffalo burgers.

Outpost General Store

The Gateway Canyons Outpost General Store has it all – fresh fruits and vegetables, groceries, gas, and a coffee bar that will satisfy even the most discriminate of coffee connoisseur. They also offer a wonderful display of pastries and breakfast treats in the morning hours as well as fresh sandwiches and authentic Mexican and Southwestern quick-cuisine for lunch and early afternoon hunger pains!

Outfitters Shop and Adventure Center

Palisade and  Dolores River CanyonWhether you are an avid mountain biker, hiker, or all-star almost-Olympic level tubing extraordinaire – this is the place for you. We can arrange a trip for you and even make certain that if it is a horseback ride you want… it is a horseback ride you will get! In seriousness – if you have questions about the area – these are the folks to ask! If you want to pick up a book on the area and learn the history of the Unaweep, or purchase additional equipment, catch a ride to the top of John Brown Canyon so that you can just bike down, or pick up a warm sweatshirt for the campfire later – the Adventure Center is definitely the place.

Learn more at The Gateway Canyons Resort website!

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