Gateway Canyons Resort

Voted #1 Best Resort in Colorado and #12 in the World by Condé Nast Travel

Gateway Canyons Resort

At Gateway Canyons Resort in Western Colorado, each day of your visit begins in golden light as the sun illuminates our towering peaks of granite and sandstone in shades of amber and ochre. Across the canyon floor, sunrise moves silently into our valley, warming each cavern, mantle, and peak. There is no better place in the world to awaken with nature. Here, you can explore places virtually untouched by humans, in the stunning landscape of sculptured rock that surrounds Gateway, Colorado. Here, your ears will learn to recognize the call of the red-tailed hawk, and your mind will open to the paths of an ancient land. Here, it’s possible to live with childlike wonder, as you discover a world of new adventures. Gateway Canyons is the only resort in Colorado that can provide this level of luxury and attention to detail. For more information please visit

Activities and Adventures

Explore the landscape: paddle, climb, go riding, and more. Whether it’s touring solo or taking a guided tour that suits your interest, Gateway Canyons has you covered. Pick from the various activities we have to offer.

  • Dolores River Adventures. Running next to the Gateway Canyons Resort property, with rapids ranging from Class I to Class V, the Dolores River is a perfect run for floaters of all skill levels.
  • Horseback Riding. In the heart of the majestic Unaweep Canyon, The Stables at Gateway Canyons provide an authentic introduction to the western horseback riding experience.
  • Off-Road Touring. Rent one of our beefy Jeeps and set out with our guides into the rugged wilderness landscape to historic mining sites. Guided tours on UTVs and ATVs are also available.
  • Air Tours. Take your Gateway experience to a higher level and join us for a sky adventure!

Gateway Auto Museum

The centerpiece of the Gateway Auto Museum is the 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 concept car. Filled with pristine examples of American automotive history, The Gateway Auto Museum is devoted to understanding and celebrating the history, design, and social impact of the American car. It features 45 of the most prized and impeccably-preserved antique classic cars in the country on display, including the one-of-a-kind 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 concept car, considered a rare American icon. Hendricks bought this classic car in 2005, after intense auction bidding, for $3.2 million. The collection is arranged in a timeline that captures 100 years of American automotive history, from the 1906 Cadillac Model H Coupe to the 2008 Tesla Roadster, the first zero-emissions electric sports car that can drive 245 miles on a single charge. For more information please visit