Something for Everyone in the West End


From water sports to mellow hiking and biking trails to ice cream shops – your entire family will have a blast in the West End. Listed are just a few of the destination spots and family-friendly places to camp. For more ideas of what to do, check out our 3 day itinerary created for families who want to make the most of what the West End has to offer.


We take our responsibility to Mother Earth very seriously in the West End. Please stay on designated trails, jeep tracks and roads. This will ensure the beautiful landscape is the same when you come back years from now. More information can be found here West End Trash Free Coalition.

Links & Things to Do

The Splash Pad at the Nucla & Norwood Parks – Usually opens late May or early June
Rainbow Reservoir in Nucla for swimming, boating or relaxing on the shore
Thunder Mountain Trails in Norwood
Nucla Range Loops for beginner mountain biking and easy hiking
Ice cream treats at the Genesis Coffee in Nucla or Blondies in Naturita
Camping at Columbine or Miramonte Reservoirs 
Cross country skiing on Wright Mesa outside Norwood
Plan a pizza party or grab a pie to go at Maggie’s Pizza in Norwood or Blondies Drive In in Naturita