A jet charter airport in Blake Field will take you to Delta, Colorado. A former trading post, Delta grew during the gold rush, but maintained its quiet, peaceful ways. Home to the Ute tribe, the area celebrates its history and culture through artifacts at the Delta County Historical Museum.
Nature enthusiasts will enjoy checking out Confluence Park. Biking, hiking, and horseback riding trails loop through the park. Confluence Lake, located within the park, allows for non-motorized boating. The lake is a favorite for those trying to catch their dinner as it’s filled with trout.
The Colorado National Monument is nearby, and has multiple scenic viewpoints. Huge sandstone rocks jut out of the earth throughout the park. The Independence Monument is a popular spot for rock climbers looking to scale a steep face.
If you’re looking for a crisp white, or full bodied red, to finish the day, then you are fortunate to be in Delta. With almost thirty wineries and breweries in the area, everyone will be able to find their perfect glass. Mountain View Winery offers tours, fruit picking and wine tasting, giving visitors a well-rounded experience.
If you want to travel way, way, way back in time, make sure to stop by the Dry Mesa Dinosaur Quarry. Over a dozen dinosaur fossils have been discovered here. Located on the Uncompahgre Plateau the area also offers numerous hiking trails.
And of course, one can’t visit Colorado without getting some time on the slopes. Powderhorn Mountain offers skiers and snowboarders of all ages groomed trails to ride on.