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Mesas, Canyons and Colorado Vineyards

Back Story Tours Mesas, Canyons and Colorado Vineyards takes you on a Red Canyon and Wine and Orchard Country exploration of Western Colorado. We start in Grand Junction, home of the spires, canyons and mesas of the Colorado National Monument established by President Taft in 1911. While the designation is only a century old, the geology goes back to the Pre Cambrian Era. We’ll also sample some of the exceptional wines the Grand Valley is famous for. We’ll toast the fun with a vintage from one of Western Colorado’s remarkable vineyards dotted throughout the high desert Grand Valley. Our second day we will raft the mighty Colorado River with Rim Rock Adventures. The next day we’ll climb 5, 800 feet up the Grand Mesa National Scenic Byway to the Grand Mesa, the World’s Highest Flattop Mountain, then Back Story Tours takes you to an extraordinary place where the earth tells its story in a startling canyon that has two mouths, the Unaweep Seep and to a rusty red mesa with thousand foot cliffs set against the backdrop of Utah’s 12,000 foot La Sal Mountains. This is Gateway Canyon Resort surrounded by towering red cliffs. Another day of our adventure sees us traveling to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, peering over 2000 foot cliffs down at the raging Gunnison River. On our final evening, we look forward to dinner and Colorado wine tasting at Palisade’s Wine Country Inn.

Back Story Tours’ Mesas, Canyons and Colorado Vineyards shows you the best of Western Colorado.

Highlights Include:

  • Colorado National Monument guided tour and hike
  • Red Canyon and Coke Ovens Overlooks
  • Dinosaur Journey Museum, Fruita, Colorado
  • Fruita Paleo Area
  • Two Rivers Vineyards Wine Tasting and Tour
  • Grand Mesa, the World’s Largest Flat Top Mountain
  • Grand Mesa National Scenic Byway
  • Rafting the Colorado River Palisade, Colorado Vineyards and Orchards bike ride
  • Grande River Vineyards wine tasting
  • Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic Byway
  • Unaweep Seep
  • Gateway Canyons Resort
  • The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  • Palisade, Colorado Peach and Wine Capital of Colorado
  • Grande River Vineyards
  • Wine Country Inn
  • Black Bridge Vineyards and Winery, Paonia

$1500.00 per person

Prices may change. Once you book your trip, your price is guaranteed.

Minimum 6 guests. Maximum 12.

All prices plus Colorado State Sales Tax of 3%.

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