The Western Slope in the Winter

The Western Slope in the Winter

Not everyone comes for the ski resorts.  There are a myriad of other outdoor activities to get in touch with the snow.  Snow shoeing is a great way to experience the forestSunlight Mountain Resort has a snowshoeing path just for taking your dogs on. 

Cross country skiing is another option.  For Sunlight’s options, read this article

Aspen Trail Finder’s take on X Country Skiing the 4 mile area, is here

Check out the Spring Gulch Nordic Center. 

And the Aspen Snowmass Nordic Trail Center. 

Snowmobiling clubs or tours are a great way to get your adrenaline pumping and experience the magic of the forest. 

The eastern side of the Grand Mesa is the area of the Vega Lodge. No one has guided more tours here than this guy, Luke Dobbs, and this is his facebook post about how to get guided on snowmobiles this winter. 

Hello, Howdy and good day to ya my Friends, Family and fellow Snowmobilers! Wanted to let ya’ll know that I will be Riding and Renting Snowmobiles out of Vega Mountain Lodge this winter.🤘🏻
I will have Nice 800 and 850 Mountain Sleds and single and 2 up Trail sleds available with Guided trail tours Day trips and Backcountry rides. I will also still be doing my Awesome and Educational
(Ride Wild With Wildman) Snowmobiling clinics and Day trips for Novice and Beginner riders.
Vega is located 10 miles up Hwy 330 East of Collbran Colorado right on the Edge of Grand Mesa National forest. With a average of 35 feet of snow and access to 800,000 acres of unrestricted Backcountry riding and roughly 800 miles of trails right from your Cabin, this is a Winter playground for Snowshoeing Ice Fishing and a must see Snowmobiling paradise for all levels of rider.
The Beautiful lodge is remotely located right on Vega Lake with 10 rustic cabins ranging from $95 a night for a 2 person cabin to $300 a night for 11 person cabin. Full Restuarant and Bar, Gift shop and all the modern amenities not found many places around here-flushing toilets! 🤣 This is a great place to stay and play away from the hustle and bustle of the Bussiness world and have a true unforgettable experience away from it all!
And the best part is, you don’t have to go far to enjoy all the wild life and great outdoors…they are right outside your cabin door!
Call the Lodge and talk to
Jerri (MJ) or Kristy
and Book your winter Adventures with Me and Vega Mountain Lodge Today!!
and we will see you on the mountain!!
Please share my friends!
Vega Lodge (970)487-3733


Ice fishing is a great activity that doesn’t involve flying down a scary mountain. Go ice fishing at Ruedi Reservoir, Rifle Gap, or Harvey Gap but not right now because this fall is dressed in the garb of an Indian Summer!   

Finally, there’s one of my favorite activities, sitting by the fire with a good book. 

Farther west there are even more opportunities.  Fall seems to extend itself endlessly when its dry, so there are great mountain biking conditions in the late fall in the Palisade, Grand Junction and Fruita areas.