Colorado Flattops Wilderness provides trails to high altitude lakes, snowmobiling trails, hiking trails, camping opportunities.
4-wheeling or driving side by sides is a great activity on the Western Slope. There are a number of trails around Rifle, the Flattops, Silt, Glenwood Springs, Snowmass, and Marble. Whether or not 4-wheeling is allowed on a given trail is indicated by a sign.
If you search in facebook for 4wheelers for sale you’ll get a drop down menu where you can find the posts nearest to your location.
There’s a , which is a group out of Montrose @WesternSlope4Wheelers.
Glenwood Adventure Tours offers guided trips on the historic Bair Ranch.
The Visit Grand Junction website makes it super easy to find trails around there.
All Terrain Motorsports is a private dealership in Grand Junction.
The Funshare Buggy Center offers an ATV rental experience.
Packing for a day long adventure: I like taking rain pants and a good rain jacket, you need a ballcap and a bandana. I like those wraps you can put around your hair or neck. If my hair is long, I braid it, and bring a brush in my backpack. In my little backpack I carry my phone, handheld GPS, wallet, paper map, multi-tool, dog treats, one snack, handwipes, handsanitizer, toilet paper, Chapstick, bug repellent, and journal. You need a snack bag and a water bottle. You need a leash in case your dog is not following your commands, you need a dog bowl for giving water in case you don’t see water for a while. I don’t like wearing shorts because the metal close to the footrests can get hot, so I like wearing jeans even in the summer. Trail jogging shoes would be the lightest thing I would choose for footwear, but I really prefer the protection and support of hiking boots.
The Crystal Mill is a remnant of the 1890’s era in Crystal, Colorado a now almost deserted town past Marble Colorado.
The Bureau of Land Management in Colorado manages public lands. On many of these, recreational activities are permitted.
Vega Reservoir State Park is a wonderful boating, fishing, camping, snowmobiling and 4 wheeling area in the Grand Mesa, Colorado.
Sweetwater Lake is north of Glenwood Canyon
Lead King Basin is the area at the bottom of White House Mountain, Treasure Mountain, on the west side of Snowmass Mtn and Capitol Peak.