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Gateway Canyons Resort is open year round with some seasonal adjustments, and each time of year offers a unique window into this corner of Western Colorado’s charms and attractions. Though the resort does not receive the same snowfall as other Colorado locales, the mountain town of Telluride is nearby, and Gateway Canyons offers helicopter or driven tours that can combine skiing in the morning, and relaxing at the Gateway Canyons spa in the evening. The resort is also quieter in the winter, allowing guests plenty of opportunities to explore the rugged red rock canyons by horseback, ATV or foot without seeing another soul. In spring—from April onward—bright, warm sunny days make hiking, cruising the nearby canyons by car, and horseback riding a draw. Summer is the high season at Gateway Canyons, when multi-generational families arrive for summer retreats that can combine a wealth of activities, including white water rafting, rock climbing, Baja truck driving, ATV riding, nature walks, star gazing and more. Fall’s continued fine weather, sunny days and cool nights bring fewer crowds and a chance to take part in the area’s new wineries’ harvest festivities—wine tastings and tours can be arranged by the resort’s guest services team.