This amazing geographic feature reaches 700 ft into the skyline.
Featuring trophy trout fishing on Gold Medal waters.
Dominguez and Escalante Canyons
Providing fly fishing, rafting and ancient rock art.
Orchards, Vineyards and Ranches
Still driven by an agricultural economy, descendants of the original settlers, who discovered our fertile soil, temperate climate, and abundant water, still run the farms and ranches you see.
DeerCreek Golf Course in Cedaredge
Devil's Thumb Golf Club in Delta
Historic and Scenic Byways
West Elk Loop (Hwy 133/92)
Grand Mesa National Scenic & Historic Byway (Hwy 65)
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
One of the Nation's newest parks. You will be breathless as you peer down 2,000 feet into the canyon.
Local artists as well as nationally known artists are on display in our quaint galleries.
Home to more than twelve wineries and tasting rooms.
Pioneer Town Museum & Fort Uncompahgre
Living History Museum
Roadside Organic Produce Stands
Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials May 10, 11, 12, 2013
We invite you to be our guest and witness truly one of the greatest and most dynamic working partnerships. A dog, a handler and the stock (in this case the sheep). With just a few well timed whistles - the dog takes charge of the sheep and completes the assigned task. It is important to note that the dogs are trained but the sheep are not. Hotchkiss, (970) 872-3226
34th Annual Pioneer Days, June 6-9, 2013, Crawford
This year's theme is "The Wild West - Boots, Hats & Vests." The hilarious outhouse races are one of the highlights of the event. Also on tap - an old-fashioned melodrama, baking contest, dinner and auction, a fire department-sponsored pancake breakfast, free games for kids, live entertainment, a Cowboy Cook-off, a parade, horseshoe tournament, and vendors of all types.
North Fork Uncorked, June 15-16, 2013, Paonia
Hosted by the winemakers of Paonia and Hotchkiss, this event celebrates the burgeoning wine region in Delta County with newly released wines of the West Elks AVA. Festivities include wine and food pairings, live music, entertainment, and winemaker dinners.
Paonia Cherry Days, July 3-5, 2013, Now in its 66th year, Paonia Cherry Days is one of the oldest, continuously-running, annual outdoor festivals in Colorado. Activities include rides, a parade, artists and craftsmen, a cook-off, a street dance, musical entertainment, and fireworks. Paonia, (970) 527-3886
Colorado Lavender Festival, July 12-14, 2013
Escape to the land of breathtaking lavender fields where farmers cultivate this beautiful, fragrant herb that has enchanted people for millennia. Tours include stops in Paonia's lovely valley.
Little Britches Rodeo, July 13-15, Cedaredge. This is the longest-running Little Britches Rodeo in the world. Hundreds of cowpokes, ages five to 18 years old, compete for prizes, cash and bragging rights.
Deltarado Days, July18-21, 2013, Delta. This authentic Western fiesta dates back to 1936 and includes food, live music, street dances, a parade and other family fun.
West Elk Wine Trail, August 1-4, 2013, Paonia. This event celebrates the wines of the West Elk AVA and the North Fork Valley. Events include winery, vineyard and orchard tours; tastings; special food and wine pairings; gallery tours; and chef-prepared meals.
Delta County Fair, Aug. 4-10, 2013, Delta. This event is all about good old-fashioned family fun! Enjoy live entertainment, great food and a rodeo, as well as the typical county fair competitions including livestock, produce, canned goods, quilts and sewing.
Food, Farm Film & Wine Festival (a.k.a. Flim Flam), Aug. 10-12, 2013, Paonia.Presented by the Western Slope and Roaring Fork Slow Food Chapters, this fourth annual event features food, wine and films. The two-day festival price is $125 and Slow Food members receive a discount.
Mountain Harvest Festival, Sept. 26-29, 2013, Paonia. The annual Mountain Harvest Festival is a community celebration of agriculture, art, music, and life on Colorado's Western Slope. The festival features locally grown and produced agricultural products, including local beer and wine and offers the opportunity to meet local farmers, artists, musicians, craftsmen and performers. Paonia, (970) 527-3424
2013 dates still be to announced
Cedaredge Applefest October 6-7, 2012 2013 TBALittle Britches Rodeo, July 13-15, 2013 TBA
Cedaredge, (970) 856-6961
Cedaredge. This is the longest-running Little Britches Rodeo in the world. Hundreds of cowpokes, ages five to 18 years old, compete for prizes, cash and bragging rights.
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