Gateway Canyons Ranches & Resort
The Gateway Canyons Ranches & Resort offering includes
a full-service resort and West Creek Ranch, which consists of
an extraordinary residence and four unique parcels of land.
GATEWAY AREA HISTORY
The area has been inhabited for over 13,000 years, going back to the Paleo-Indian era, but the land itself is a bit of an anomaly. The architecture, projectile points and rock art show a hybrid culture that incorporates both Ancestral Puebloan and Fremont traits plus a stronger reliance on older ways. This has been dubbed the Gateway Tradition and is a major focus of study in Southwestern Archaeology.
In 1995, Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks spotted an ad in the Wall Street Journal: “Ranch for sale in the spectacular red rock country southwest of Grand Junction, Colorado.” Having worked with film crews from all over the world, Hendricks had repeatedly been told that the landscape of the American Southwest was second to none. When the Realtor of the property took him for a short flight over the Dolores River and The Palisade, Hendricks immediately feel in love with Gateway.
In 2004, work began on Gateway Canyons, a destination resort devoted to “curiosity adventures.” The Gateway Auto Museum tells the story of the American love and innovation of the automobile. Lectures and field trips travelled from all over to discuss the fascinating geology, natural history and many cultures that have called the area home. Seventy-two rooms house guests from all over the world that seek a place to relax, reflect and quench their curiosity. Hendricks calls Gateway the place where, “the planet seems to open up to tell its story.” For over a decade, Gateway Canyons Resort has helped guests hear, see and experience that story for themselves.
GATEWAY CANYONS RESORT & SPA
Award-winning destination in the secluded Unaweep Canyon
Surrounded by the vast lands of the Uncompahgre Plateau, Piñon Mesa and La Sal Mountains, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa is a full-service resort. Featuring exceptional lodging, dining, outfitting, educational programs, outdoor adventures, and the world-class Gateway Colorado Auto Museum – this resort is an authentic experience of luxury and activity.
To discover more, visit gatewaycanyons.com.
WEST CREEK RANCH
The finest land and estate property in the Great American West
East of Moab, north of Telluride and west of Aspen lie the majestic red canyons formed by the Dolores River as it winds its way up the Colorado border with Utah. One of the world’s most stunning landscapes, it would take none other than the founder of The Discovery Channel, John Hendricks, to create a home among the red rock canyon country of Gateway – a unique destination where humanity can pause and contemplate its relationship with nature. This is a place where the planet truly opens up to tell its epic geologic story.