Staying at Gateway Canyons in Colorado

Able to get my coronary heart racing on a wild escapade, I booked a room at Gateway Canyons in Colorado.

This journey resort is owned by the founding father of Discovery Channel. Situated just below two hours exterior of Moab, the resort has a dream location on the rugged border of Colorado.

You possibly can simply mix a cease right here with a visit to Moab, and it’s a typical itinerary. Gateway Canyons, nevertheless, is actually the one lodging choice within the space so it’s find it irresistible or depart it.

Right here’s what it’s like staying at Gateway Canyons in Colorado!

Only a Be aware

Disclosure: I’m not working with this resort, and so they had no thought I used to be going to do a put up on it. I went simply when issues began to open up and located the service was severely missing.

Sure, it’s a staggeringly lovely location and the property is beautiful…however we bumped into situation after situation. To place it in perspective, this place is severely dear. But we discovered the service didn’t match what you’d count on at that worth level.

I perceive that the hospitality business is hurting proper now because of Covid-19, and it is a very distant location, nevertheless, this was 5-star resort pricing and the employees wasn’t dwelling as much as it.

That stated, when you understand what to anticipate, you may make an knowledgeable choice for your self about staying.

Right here are some things that occurred throughout our keep: 

  • There have been just a few wholesome meals choices and it was so-so.
  • Our protected battery died, so we actually needed to have it sawed open as a result of my good friend had her laptop computer and onerous drive with all of her photographs on there.
  • Each time we ordered within the restaurant or acquired room service, there was some annoying situation: I used to be served a salad that was coated in bugs. The meals was chilly. The cocktails have been mistaken. We had no cutlery.

I don’t imply to sound like a princess, however I simply need to make you conscious of issues we handled, particularly as a result of it’s not an affordable reserving.

I’m optimistic that issues will get higher sooner or later!

Getting There

One of the best ways to reach at Gateway Canyons is by flying into Grand Junction. You possibly can hire a automotive on the airport then have a meal on the town earlier than you hit the street.

In fact, you possibly can drive from farther afield, however remember that this spot is distant.

About  the Property

The Gateway Canyons in Colorado is owned by the founding father of the Discovery Channel, which is certainly an fascinating element of the property.

Targeted on the pure facet, it’s all about embracing the native surroundings.


The Rooms

*Photos courtesy of Gateway Canyons

There’s a vary of choices for various group sizes. If you happen to’re on the lookout for a house away from dwelling, the casitas are choice.

Ranging from 800 sq. ft to a spacious 1220 sq. ft, you will discover a personal house with a fireplace pit, sizzling tub, pool, and different cozy options.

You’ll discover different stylish choices on the Kiva Lodge or Kayenta Lodge with lovely adobe-style structure.


Breakfast was certainly fab! I liked the breakfast burritos from the espresso store. No shock, however they do promote out.

If you end up sans breakfast burrito, head over to the common breakfast spot.

In relation to contemporary brew, the espresso was totally common. I want I had purchased my very own actually—however that’s the norm for me so your outcomes might range.

There was a devoted espresso store on the property, which was a perk. We got here in as soon as and there was no decaf out there, nevertheless it was so-so in any other case.

So far as pre-dinner choices, I might recommend stocking up your room. In our case, since each room has a fireplace pit, I might have liked to have had marshmallows to make s’mores.

Typically, there was a severe lack of snacks and, for me, that’s tough. I are likely to have just a little chew right here and there in the course of the day however there wasn’t a lot to select from.

General, the menu was positive however restricted.

After staying 4 nights, we had tried all of it and have been caught repeating. It will doubtless be your case for something over three nights, max.

Regardless of the combined bag, I adored The Paradox Entrada, the onsite restaurant.

You need to guide reservations forward of time nevertheless it’s phenomenal. The Paradox Grill is value testing as nicely. This extra informal barbecue-style spot is ideal for a chill evening.

There’s a poolside cantina as nicely, so it’s place to chill out poolside.

The Pool & Spa

I had a stunning therapeutic massage right here, however I’d suggest reserving nicely upfront.

The employees was restricted and so they solely had two therapeutic massage therapists working. If you understand you’d wish to pop into the spa, guide a slot earlier than you even arrive.


A lot of what we did within the space was organized by the resort.


From the property, it’s straightforward to hop on the much-loved Gateway Canyons or the Lumsden Canyon and Cutler Path.

The mountain climbing was beautiful with quite a lot of cactus flowers and collared lizards, although nothing to put in writing dwelling about.

If you happen to’re occupied with trekking round, I might suggest going within the hotter months as a lot of the realm shuts down in winter.

UTV Tour

We went out on a UTV tour. It was dear and it didn’t actually blow me away. The information, nevertheless, was extremely educated and provided some fascinating insights into the realm.

All in all, there might have been higher issues to do within the space.

Free Bike Rental

One good perk of staying right here is that they provide free bike rental.

You possibly can seize your wheels on arrival and hold them throughout your complete keep. It was a pleasant little perk that made it straightforward to discover.

Journey Actions

One of many most important attracts is journey actions. Hop on a helicopter tour. Do a self-driving wine nation tour. Go taking pictures or horseback driving.

Be a part of the rock portray session for a sip and paint at sundown.  There are most actually alternatives right here.


Car Museum

There may be an car museum on the property, which was a particular underdog winner. I wouldn’t count on to be into a spot like this usually, nevertheless it was a neat assortment from a loopy native collector.

In My Opinion

If you happen to’re on the lookout for a getaway the place you can be completely captivated by the surroundings, it might probably actually be value it (although wait till it’s heat sufficient to swim).

For me, so far as the keep that I had, it didn’t meet its five-star worth. I had heard nice issues about it, and I’m hoping it is going to grow to be a five-star resort to match these five-star expectations.

So far as pricing, they do have a “guide three nights get the fourth-night free” deal going so there’s a little bit of added temptation.