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AMENITIES & Services

Learn about the Gateway experience.

At Gateway Canyons Resort in Western Colorado, each day of your visit begins in golden light as the sun illuminates our towering peaks of granite and sandstone in shades of amber and ochre. Across the canyon floor, sunrise moves silently into our valley, warming each cavern, mantle and peak. There is no better place in the world to awaken with nature.

Driving experiences in Colorado

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Here, you can explore places virtually untouched by humans, in the stunning landscape of sculptured rock that surrounds Gateway, Colorado. Here, your ears will learn to recognize the call of the red-tailed hawk, and your mind will open to the paths of an ancient land. Here, it’s possible to live with childlike wonder, as you discover a world of new adventures. Named “Best Adventure Resort in Colorado” by “Best Of” TV in 2009, Gateway Canyons is the only resort in Colorado that can provide this level of luxury and attention to detail.

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Hiking through the brush near Gateway Canyons.

Adventure Center

Explore the landscape while hiking, climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, off-roading and more.

Open Daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm

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Meeting rooms at Gateway Canyons

Business Convenience

When looking for a corporate retreat location in Colorado, consider the meeting facilities and outdoor opportunities at Gateway Canyons. Whether your Colorado corporate retreat is focusing on the outdoors or has the need for indoor meetings, Gateway Canyons has the venues.

We are a one-stop adventure destination for team building, and we offer state-of-the-art meeting rooms and facilities, including an HD theater with stadium seating. With multiple dining venues, riding stables and adventure trails, your staff will have the time and opportunity to unwind and explore during their stay.

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Gateway Canyons Auto Museum

Gateway Canyons Auto Museum

Home of the one of a kind 1954 Oldsmobile F-88

Walk through a brilliant display of American ingenuity at the Gateway Canyons Auto Museum. Spanning every era of the industry, the museum houses the privately owned Hendricks Collection of nearly 60 spectacular cars. The models and surrounding displays offer a rare glimpse into the beauty and history of the American automobile.

Open Daily from 10:00am - 5:00pm

Winter Hours
November 27th - December 17th:
Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00a-3:00pm
January 4 - March 1:
Thursday to Sunday, 10:00a-3:00pm

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Gateway's green initiatives

Green Initiatives

When envisioning Gateway Canyons, John Hendricks understood the importance of preserving existing open space, and protecting scenic landscapes and critical wildlife habitats around the small community of Gateway, Colorado. Mr. Hendricks has committed to “smart growth planning.” By confining commercial and residential development to an area already impacted by humans, Gateway Canyons will make minimal impacts on existing wildlife habitats and preserve precious open-space outside the Gateway community.

At each of our restaurants we use as much local produce as possible, supporting our nearby farming families and, at the same time, our local economy and agricultural movements. We also serve regional Colorado wines, which provide our guests a true taste of Western Colorado’s celebrated wine industry.

Gateway Canyons is also committed to energy conservation. All of its adobe style buildings have been constructed to utilize a variety of alternative and sustainable energy sources. Both the Kiva Lodge and the Palisade Event Center employ geothermal heating and cooling as well as solar-water heating techniques. In our pool, hot tub and spa, we employ solar water heating and non-chemical saline purification system water

Helicopter tours of Colorado's natural beauty

Air Tours

Take your Gateway experience to a higher level and join us for a sky adventure! Tours are designed around your schedule and will open your eyes to the wondrous landscape that surrounds Gateway Canyons from a bird’s eye view. Spectacular red rock canyons, monoliths and mesas, snowcapped mountains, lakes and rivers – these are the land formations of western Colorado and eastern Utah – geologically diverse in such a concentrated area!

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Unaweep Canyon in Colorado

Colorado Scenic Byways

Gateway Canyons is located on the Unaweep/Tabeguache Colorado Scenic Byway. This spectacular 133-mile long road runs around the Uncompahgre National Forest and along the Dolores River from Grand Junction, through Gateway and, finally, connects to Route 146 to Placerville. Map this Colorado scenic road.

Scenic view along the Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway a favorite among motorcycle and car clubs, this Colorado scenic byway is a beautiful, winding, drive through portions of Colorado’s open range. As you travel through the heart of Unaweep Canyon, lush valley floors transform before your eyes into towering, granite mountaintops. Sparkling streams spill over canyon walls lined with twisting cottonwoods and quaking aspen. The canyon then opens itself to Gateway Canyons, where West Creek and the Dolores River frame the towering red sandstone landmark — the Palisade. Nearby, 12,000-foot peaks of Utah’s La Sal Mountains fill the western horizon.

Gateway Canyons is a perfect overnight destination for those traveling this scenic byway by car or motorcycle. We are located approximately 45 minutes from the northeast entry of Colorado Highway 141 (Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway) from Grand Junction, and provide a peaceful respite with wonderful dining options, a pool and spa. Car lovers will certainly want to make a stop at our resort if even just for a tour of The Gateway Auto Museum, one of the finest collections of American automobiles in existence today.

For more information on this breathtaking Colorado scenic road, or other nearby motor tour destinations to which you can connect from Gateway, including the San Juan Skyway, the Upper Colorado River and the Grand Mesa Byways, visit America’s Byways for more Colorado Scenic Byways and Drives.

Couples massage treatments at Gateway Canyons

Spa at Gateway

Give yourself a chance to slow down, close your eyes and connect with the world around you at our Colorado resort spa.

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Pool at Gateway Canyons Colorado

Pool at Gateway

Kiva pool is closed seasonally from November-April. However, we invite you to enjoy the outdoor Kiva Hot Tub

Our Palisade pools are open from 9am-10pm.
*Closed seasonally from November to April

Kiva Lodge guestroom with balcony

ADA Compliance

The staff at Gateway is committed to ensuring that we meet and exceed all of the requirements for the Americans with Disabilities Act. The staff at our hotel is trained to accommodate guests with special needs, so that all of our guests, including those with disabilities are able to have an enjoyable and safe stay. At Gateway Canyons, we want to make sure all our guests are able to take advantage of every activity the hotel has to offer.

Accessible public spaces:

  • Public entrance
  • Service animals welcome
  • Accessible route from public entrance to registration
  • Accessible route from public entrance to guest rooms
  • Accessible route from public entrance to restaurants
  • Accessible route from public entrance to fitness center
  • Accessible route from public entrance to meeting rooms
  • Accessible route from public entrance to swimming pool
  • Accessible route from public entrance to spa
  • Restaurant
  • Valet parking
  • Self-parking area for cars and vans
  • Fitness center
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa

Tesla charging stations in Colorado

Tesla Partnership & Charging Stations

Charge up while you relax.
Thanks to a new ‘green’ initiative at Gateway Resort, we are pleased to offer complimentary parked charging stations for our Tesla & Electric Vehicle owning guests. Offered in partnership with Tesla Motors, Gateway Resort & Spa encourages EV owners staying with us or just dropping by to recharge their car while they take advantage of nearby facilities and activities.