Basecamp Palisade

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Located at the eastern edge of the Grand Valley, Palisade is the “peach capitol of Colorado.” When settlement was allowed in the 1880’s, agriculture was the primary mover of economic activity. Today, Palisade rests on the foundation of agriculture, yielding …

Basecamp: Rifle

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Rifle was built on cattle ranching in the last several decades of the 19th century. Growth was accelerated with the advent of the Denver, Rio Grande Western Pacific Rail Road reaching the valley in 1889. Cattle and agricultural products could …

Basecamp Fruita

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Located on the western edge of the Grand Valley, Furita is the perfect basecamp for riding the Kokopelli Trail and surfing the Colorado into Utah. Settlement began in the 1880’s with town founder William Pabor, with incorporation in 1844. In …

Basecamp: Moab

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Located in Southeastern Utah, Moab is the center of three season activity. One of the river fords for the Old Spanish Trail, Santa Fe to the Los Angeles area in Southern California. The LDS Church established the short lived Elk …

Basecamp: Cortez

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Founded in 1886, Cortez was established for the men working on bringing irrigation water from the Dolores River into the Montezuma Valley. Cortez is located on the “Main Branch” of the Old Spanish National Historic Trail and the Trail of …

Basecamp: Grand Junction

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Grand Junction is located at the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers. The name Grand refers to the original name of the Colorado River, with Junction for the Grands meeting of the Gunnison River. The Upper Colorado River from …

Basecamp: Delta

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The City of Delta is located at the confluence of the Gunnison and Uncompahgre Rivers, and offers a charming and eclectic Downtown with thriving businesses, gorgeous parks, a first-rate community recreation center, and a world-class golf course, Devil’s Thumb. In …

Basecamp: Ouray

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Prospectors arrived in the San Juan’s around 1875, looking for silver and gold, Ouray boomed within two years with a population of over one thousand. Rich in ore, the Camp Bird Mine produced over one million ounces of gold by …

Basecamp: Montrose

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Named after Sir Walter Scott’s novel A Legend of Montrose, the Denver & Rio Grande rail line reached the area in 1882. Montrose at that time served as the supply center for mining activity in the San Juan Mountains. In …

Basecamp: Crested Butte

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Crested Butte, named for the towering butte just south of town in the East River Valley. Ferdinand Hayden roamed the Gunnison area in the 1873-74, wandering up the Gunnison River and East River basins. Whilst climbing Teocalli Peal, 13,320 feet, …