Start your second day off with breakfast at the Rimrock Hotel in Naturita.
123 E Main St, Naturita, CO 81422
Rock Climbing in Paradox Valley
Head northwest out of Naturita and into Paradox Valley for some of Colorado’s best—and still under-the-radar—rock climbing.The climbing here is excellent, is mostly on sandstone, and is spread over many many miles in several different locations. One can spend a lifetime exploring all areas, and the potential for establishing new routes is endless.
Climbs range from short one pitch to a 350+ feet multi-pitch. Some are bolted, some are trad. Most can be climbed with one 60 meter rope and Most routes are equipped with fixed belay/rappel stations.
A 4WD vehicle is required for some of the crags, but many are accessible by normal vehicles on well-maintained dirt roads.
For more detail on climbing in Paradox Valley, Visit Mountain Project.
After a nice morning of climbing or bouldering visit Blondies for a lunch break.
120 W Main St, Naturita, CO 81422
Mountain Bike the Dolores River Trail
The Dolores River Trail begins at a BLM-developed campground and then winds its way along a long-abandoned state highway roadbed that was active from the 1890s to the 1930s. You can expect to find stunning views of the Dolores Canyon, the Dolores River, and at 2.5 miles into the hike, you’ll come across a large boulder field. Be sure to pause at this spot because amongst these boulders you’ll find petroglyphs, pictographs and dinosaur footprints.
Get ready for day 3 with a delicious meal from Uncle Reeds Restaurant at the Rimrock Hotel.
123 E Main St, Naturita, CO 81424
Nucla, Naturita and Norwood are all International Dark-Sky Designated Communities. Don’t miss the special night show. Head out to the Hanging Flume Overlook and look up!
The Vestal House at Tabeguache Park B & B
420 Main Street, Nucla, CO 81424