Something for Everyone. The West End is wild and rugged, yet it can be as extreme and adventurous as you want to be. There is truly something for everyone in the vast open spaces of the West End.  

FAMILIES have ample options for gentle hiking trails, riding bikes on tame double tracks or playing in the refreshing waters of two high-elevation reservoirs. SENIORS can enjoy a drive on the Unaweep Tabeguache scenic byway, camp comfortably at one of many RV parks and enjoy stargazing in Norwood. SEASONED ATHLETES seeking a thrill have advanced, technical mountain bike trails, 5.12 rock climbing and class-4 rapids.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

From technical single track to mellow 4WD roads, there are trails for every rider.

Go Mountain Biking

HIKING

Explore endless miles of trails with breathtaking views, bird-watching, petroglyphs and more.

Go Hiking

ROCK CLIMBING

Most of the rock is sandstone with everything from short crags to pinnacles to long sandstone cracks.

Go Rock Climbing

HUNTING + FISHING

From alpine lakes & forests to high desert mesas, the West End offers opportunities to fill your tags.

Go Hunting + Fishing

MOTORSPORTS

ATV, 4WD & Dirt Biking: A great way to see the varied terrain of the West End. Please respect the terrain and stay on designated trails and byways.

Go Off-Road Riding

CAMPING

From dispersed camping to RV parks with facilities, there are options for all types of campers.

Go Camping

DARK SKIES + STAR GAZING

With little to no light pollution, stargazing is dazzling to say the least. Nucla and Naturita have been designated as International Dark Sky Communities.

Go Stargazing

WATER SPORTS

SUP, rafting and boating: With the confluence of the San Miguel and Dolores Rivers, and two reservoirs, there are ample opportunities to get on the water.

Go In the Water

WINTER RECREATION

Snowmobiling, snow shoeing, x-country skiing and ice fishing. Plenty of activities to keep you busy all winter long.

Go In the Snow

SCENIC DRIVES & SELF-GUIDED TOURS

Historic and beautiful drives through Western Colorado’s most scenic byways accessing historic landmarks, public lands and archeological sites.

Go Driving

HORSEBACK RIDING

Lots of opportunities to ride trails with local outfitters on trails throughout the West End. For those who want to just watch ’em in action, check out the Nucla Rodeo.

Go Horse Back Riding

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

From water sports to mellow hiking trails to ice cream shops – your entire family will have a blast in the West End.

Take the Family