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Shannon Cavello

Shannon is a Colorado transplant who fell in love with the Western Slope in 2015 and hasn't left since. She enjoys all things outdoors from plein air painting to kayaking with her dog and hiking the rugged peaks of the San Juan Mountains. She loves Montrose because of its prime location between the sprawling desert and the impressive Rocky Mountains.

Hiking the Duncan Trail

The Duncan Trail is a strenuous and rugged trail found in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area near Montrose, Colorado, and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The trail begins on top of the gorge in a high desert environment and quickly descends down to the Gunnison River, just…

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Hiking and Fishing Along the West River Trail

The West River Trail requires no fee and begins in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area near Delta, Colorado. The trailhead parking lot sits above the confluence of the Gunnison River and North Fork of the Gunnison River. The trail travels along the west bank of the Gunnison River and…

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Leaf-Peeping in Southwest Colorado

For the perfect autumn vacation, plan your trip between September 15 and October 10 and relish in those prime-time leaf displays that southwest Colorado is known for. Imagine this: You're wearing your favorite flannel, the mountains are covered in golden aspens, you're drinking warm apple cider, and…

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