Hints for "After the hunt" for around the region | VailDaily.com

Hints for "After the hunt" for around the region

Daily Staff ReportVail CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyIt's nice to go into town after a long day of hunting. Here are some tips on where to go.

After the hunt in Grand JunctionGrand Junction is the capital of western Colorado. Boasting big city amenities, yet offering small town hunting prospects, Grand Junction is a must visit during hunting season. The wives will love the shopping and spas Grand Junction offers, and the men will love the endless hunting opportunities. Heres some options when youre not hunting: Tiara Rado Golf Course, 254-3830. Full 18-hole public course. Play along the base of the Colorado National Monument with breathtaking views and reasonable green fees. Call for tee times. Pick your own produce: If you plan on visiting Grand Junction any time before winter, count on the fruit orchards of Palisade being full of delicious produce. Many farms have pick-your-own programs, meaning you and your family can spend some time in the orchards selecting your own fruit. Visit the Palisade Chamber of Commerce to see what fruit is in season during your visit. Call an orchard for more information.o Alida’s Fruits, 3402 C 1/2 Road, Palisade, CO 81526, (970) 434-8769oClark Family Orchards, 3887 G Road, Palisade, CO 81526, (970) 464-5385oTalbott Farms, Inc., 3781 F 1/4 Road, Palisade, CO 81526, (970) 464-5943For the wives:Downtown Shopping on Main Street: Located in the heart of Grand Junction. Downtown boasts six full blocks of shopping, eating and spas. Five 60 Salon and Spa: A full-service spa and salon, located conveniently in the downtown shopping district, treat yourself while your man is out on the hunt. Call for pricing and appointments (970) 263-4551.Wine Tasting explore the Western Colorado wine industry while your man is out on the hunt. Call a selection of vineyards and set up an afternoon tour of Palisade wineries. Get a group of friends together and Absolute Prestige Limousine Service (970.858.8500) will drive your group on a tour of Palisade wine country. Call for times.oDebeque Canyon Winery- 3394 Hwy 6, Palisade, CO 81526, 970-464-0550oPlum Creek Winery – 3708 G Road, Palisade, CO 81526, 970-464-7586oSt. Kathryn Cellars – 785 Elberta Avenue, Palisade, CO 81526, 970-464-9288A Trophy for Your Trophy WifePalisade Fruit: Ship a box of in season fruit to your wife directly. Page Parsons Jewelry: Local jeweler Peggy Page can help you pick up somethin real nice for your beautiful wife. Shes worth it.After the Hunt in FruitaIn the past decade, Fruita has gone from a quiet little farming community to the mountain biking capital of Colorado. In doing so, its maintained its small, farm-town charm.If you come to western Colorado to hunt, you have to check out Fruita and all it has to offer. Take the family and stop on in Dinosaur Journey, 550 Jurassic Court in Fruita. Dinosaur Journey is an interactive museum with activities and learning for boys and girls of all ages. Admission is $20 for the entire family or $7 for adults and $4 for children. Call for more information. Adobe Creek National Golf Course: 876 18 1/2 Road, 970-858-0521. Adobe Creek National Golf Course is Fruitas premiere 27-hole course. Choose to play one, or all three of the beautiful nines: Mesa, Desert or Monument. Call for tee times or place a tee time online at http://www.adobecreekgolf.com.For the wives:Grand Junction is just minutes away from Fruita. Its worth the drive into town. Check out the activities on the Grand Junction page. After the hunt in Summit CountySummit County is home to some of Colorados most luxurious ski resorts, million dollar homes not to mention some of the best alpine hunting in the United States. Each community has its own unique flavor and something different to offer visitors. Whether your fancy is golfing, fishing or shopping, theres something for everyone to do after the hunt is over. Breckenridge Golf Club, (970) 453-9104. This 27-hole course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is nestled up in the small mountain town of Breckenridge. Play one or all three nines; Bear, Beaver or Elk. The clubhouse sits at a staggering elevation of 9,324 above sea level. Call for tee times.The Boatyard Grill: 304 Main Street, Frisco. The Boatyard Grill, located in the downtown shopping district of Frisco, provides a causal family friendly atmosphere and serves up quality American cuisine with a Mediterranean kick. As far as alcohol, The Boatyard boasts a full wine menu as well as many local beers. Call for reservations.Lake Dillon Foundation for the Performing Arts: (970) 513-9386. http://www.lakedillonfoundation.org/. Visit Web site for show dates, times and directions. For the Wives:Serenity Spa & Salon, 23110 US Hwy 6 Unit 116 Keystone, http://www.serenitycolorado.com : Treat yourself at Serenity Spa & Salon in the beautiful mountain town of Keystone. This full service spa and salon offers services with a Colorado flare, such as the High Altitude Hydrating Facial and the Elemental Nature Massage. Call for an appointment. Butterhorn Bakery & Caf: 408 Main St. Frisco. Located in the friendly downtown shopping district of Frisco, the Butterhorn offers a uniquely Colorado fare of frittatas, Mexican inspired egg dishes and of course, specialty granola. Serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Make sure to try the Ten Mile Turkey sandwich!Outlets at Silverthorn: 145-L Stephens Way; Hwy 9; I-70 Exit 205 Silverthorne. Shop J.Crew, Banana Republic, Coach, Nike, Timberline, Cold Water Creek and many other name brand stores at outlet prices. After the hunt in Aspen SnowmassKnown as the playground for the worlds richest, Aspen Snowmass also has some great hunting opportunities. After the hunt, Aspen dials in the very finest shopping, dining and accommodations of all the hunting communities in Colorado. b The Red Onion: 420 E. Cooper Ave., Aspen. The Red Onion is Aspens oldest food and drink establishment. The cozy atmosphere lends itself to the traditional casualness and fresh quality food Colorado is famous for. Located in the heart of the Downtown shopping district, The Red Onion is the prefect evening meal to enjoy before hitting the town for shopping, dancing and great music. Aspen Golf and Tennis Club: 39551 Highway 82, Aspen.For the wives:Remde Spa at St. Regis Resort, Aspen, 315 East Dean Street. Reservations: 970 920 6783. If you are looking for a truly indulgent spa experience, the Remde Spa at St. Regis Resort is the place for you. This full service day spa features manis and pedis to relax and restore those tired hands (from carrying shopping bags all day, of course) and feet (again, from shopping). Call for appointments.Zele Caf 121 S. Galena St., Aspen. Spend a cool fall morning shopping the stores in downtown Aspen and make sure to stop at Zele Caf for the best baked goods and coffee around. The great thing about Zele is, its not just coffee! Zele has a full service juice bar and a complete selection of baked goods. The Cos Bar. Is Colorados high elevation and dry climate having a downer on your skin? Founded in 1976 by a new Aspen resident from New York City, Cos Bars products are made to treat the effects of harsh Colorado weather. Since its opening, Cos Bar has evolved into a grown up girls candy store with its trendy, fun and high end products. After the hunt in Glenwood Springs.Hot springs, a historic hotel, a ski resort right outside of town. You might have to remind yourself youre there to hunt if you stay in Glenwood Springs.Heres some tips for the stay:Affordable Inns 51823 Hwy 6 &24 Glenwood Springs: This pet friendly inn is the perfect place to bring your best friend. Located in the heart of Glenwood, Affordable Inns has all the essential comforts you and your family should expect of Colorado hospitality.Glenwood Hot Springs Pool: Its downright un-American to visit the Rocky Mountains and not pay a visit to the historic Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. The Hot Springs complex has three all natural mineral pools. The Yampa spring provides the pool with the 3.5 million gallons of water flow each day. The water stays at a warm 92 degrees, allowing the Hot Springs to stay open year around. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: located off exit 116, the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is a must see for all visitors to Colorados beautiful mountain country. Take a historical tour of the caverns or opt for a thrilling ride on one of the parks many attractions. Call for ticket information 800-530-1635Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company, 402 Seventh St. in Glenwood Springs. Relax in a traditional Colorado brewing company. All the favorites are on the menu with a Rocky Mountain flare. Call for directions 970-945-1276For the wives:Yampa Spa Vapor Caves 709 E. Sixth St Glenwood Springs, (970) 945 0667: This AVEDA spa offers a full menu of unique herbal and natural treatments. Make reservations online or call 970-945-0667After the hunt in Delta County Delta County includes the beautiful little towns of Delta, Cedaredge, Crawford, Orchard City and Paonia. They offer a variety of landscapes from mountains and rivers, to canyons and valleys. They are lush with wildlife, orchards, farmland and vineyards. The area is included in the Dinosaur Diamond, a national byway featuring paleontology. The Grand Mesa National Scenic and Historic byway provides access to 300 lakes, camping, ADA fishing, boating docks and a rich history. Delta County boasts two golf courses, Deer Creek in Cedaredge and Devils Thumb in Delta. You can tour the local wineries, and if it isnt too late in the season visit some of the many fruit stands in the area. In October, Cedaredge hosts an apple fest that cant be beat! For natural beauty, dont miss the Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Dominguez and Escalante canyons.Confluence Park in Delta, coupled with Bill Heddles Recreation Center offer resort-class amenities. The Recreation Center features an Olympic pool, weight room, racket ball courts, tennis courts, basketball/volleyball court and therapy pool. Confluence Park is 265 acres dedicated to trails, a bike path, swim area, picnic sites, stocked fishing lakes, river access, restrooms and fitness course. Check it all out at http://www.deltacolorado.orgAfter the hunt in Grand County In Grand County, you will find Granby, Winter Park, Frasier and Hot Sulphur Springs located between Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapaho National Forest.The area is a mountain lovers paradise featuring hunting, mountain biking, rafting, skiing, fishing, golf, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, hot air balloon rides and more..Winter Park is one of Colorados premier ski areas. They hosts events raging from mountain bike races, chili cook-off and rock and jazz festivals in the summer. To check out all the events go to http://www.skiwinterpark.com.Hot Sulphur Springs are located at 7,600 feet elevation and have been in operation continually for the past 140 years. The Resort adjoins National Forest land and the Colorado River. They are only minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park.The quaint mountain town of Hot Sulphur Springs, is located 1 hour and 45 minutes northwest of Denver . The remodeled lodge has 16 spa areas, private baths, a lounge with fireplace and a summer snack bar. The Conference Area is ideal for yoga, workshops and meetings. To reach them call (970) 725-3306, (800) 510-6235 or e-mail: hotsulphurspgs@yahoo.comAfter the hunt in Rio Blanco CountyLocated in Rio Blanco County are Meeker and Rangely.Meeker is well known for the Sheep dog trials held every September.You may enjoy strolling down their un-crowded Main Street. Meeker offers a variety of unique stores, including antique shops, art galleries, gift shops and a golf course! Accommodations from rustic cabins and quaint bed and breakfasts to modern motels will provide for your leisure and comfort. A wide variety of eating-places cater to your dining pleasure. A visit to the White River Museum is a must!If you’re a member of the more adventurous back-road travelers, you may choose the “road less traveled” and enter Meeker through Price Creek, the Flat Tops Scenic Byway or Buford/Newcastle Road on well-maintained gravel roads in the summer or expertly groomed and marked snowmobile trails in the winter. The White River National Forest and Flat Tops Wilderness offer hundreds of miles of mountain bike, hiking, horseback riding, motorcycle and ATV trails, 4-wheel drive roads, as well as cross country skiing and snowshoeing access, scenery, wildlife, birds and authentic Indian petroglyphs.Rangley is perfect for those seeking an adventure in nature off the beaten track. There are herds of pronghorn antelope, deer, elk, and wild horses, and miles of scenic adventure roads, bike paths, and hiking trails through high desert plateaus, canyons, and mountains. The White River offers boating and canoeing. Kenney Reservoir offers motor boating, sailing, fishing and swimming. Mountain streams are populated with beaver dams, a wealth of bird life and small mammals, and thousands of square miles of public lands to explore. Canyon Pintado is home to a fabulous array of petroglyphs.Rangely has an Outdoor Museum chronicling the history of the area. You have access to camper parks, restaurants, motels, a recreation center with an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, a racquetball court, and a variety of stores and services. Rangely also boast a community college and a nine-hole golf course, Cedar Ridges.You can reach the Town of Rangely at 209 E. Main St., Rangely, Colorado 81648970.675.8476webmaster@rangely.comAfter the hunt in VailVail arguably boasts the best ski mountain in the world (depend on which magazine you read which year). Its famous for the celebrity clientele it attracts. But some of Vails best-kept secrets thrive in the late summer and early fall. Take a challenging hike up Vail Mountain or get out the road bike and try a ride up the pass. The outdoor opportunities are endless in Vail. After the hunt:Sweet Basil Restaurant 193 Gore Creek Dr. Take that beautiful wife of yours out on the town in Vail. The Sweet Basil offers a sophisticated fare of international wines, gourmet inspired food and a relaxed atmosphere. Reservations are recommended. Christiana At Vail Hotel 356 E Hanson Ranch Rd. This Bavarian style ski haus located right in Vail Village and has all the amenities you want and need. Reasonable rates compliment the hotels simple euro-inspired charm. Call for rates. Vail Golf Club. For more than four decades, the Vail Golf Club has upheld its reputation as one of the Rocky Mountains best golf courses. At an elevation of 8,200 feet above sea level, the Vail Golf Club shows visitors another, more sunny side, to Colorados winter play ground.Moffat CountyLocated in Colorados northwest corner, Moffat County offers hunting opportunities that are second to none and when hunting season rolls around, the countys anchor community, Craig, becomes the hunting capital of the West.Ask any local, and theyll tell you, this town loves its hunting and it welcomes out-of-towners with open arms. Its not unusual to see a herd of 40 elk hanging out at a park in the center of town in this hunters paradise.Businesses in Craig pride themselves in taking care of visiting hunters.The downtown Craig shopping district provides countless hours of shopping entertainment. Everything from sporting goods to kitchen supplies to books can be found in downtown plus, a good conversation about your hunting success in any store you visit.

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