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De Beque

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    De Beque, a quaint and historic town, nestled along the Colorado River and Roan Plateau, is located 25 miles east of Grand Junction, and 212 miles west of Denver and is the home to the wild horse.

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    De Beque is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise,with magnificent western Colorado landscapes and mild climate to hike, bike, fish, or horseback ride.

    Visit Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Range. Comprising 36.000+ acres of canyons and plateaus, it is home to the wild horses who roam its hills. The horses are used to people and so present many photo opportunities. In the spring and early summer, foals may often beseen with their mothers. Trails for riding are abundant.

    Island Acres State Park offers beautiful and peaceful scenery as well as fishing lakes, ideal for a perfect picnic while admiring the flora and fauna.

    A 23 mile drive will take you to the Goblins, an unusual collection of eroded sandstone shapes. The area is also one of four designated wild horse management areas in Colorado. This high-desert drive has magnificent scenery, and you may see wild horses (they are most active in the mornings and evening), as well as other wildlife.

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    • Top Tip 1

      Even if you're not a skier, take a gondola ride to the top of Beaver Creek Mountain at any time of year. The views will take your breath away.

    • Top Tip 2

      Take the Durango - Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, but just do it one way (and take the motorcoach back the other way). The train journey takes around four hours and the coach journey back is just over an hour.

    • Top Tip 3

      Another one for train buffs is the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad which travels between Antonito in southern Colorado and Chama in northern New Mexico.

    • Top Tip 4

      Visit the Four Corners, where you can have a foot and hand in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona - all at the same time.

    • Top Tip 5

      If you're in western Colorado make sure you visit Black Canyon at the Gunnison National Monument. It’s a hidden gem and well worth a visit.

    • Top Tip 6

      Looking for somewhere to have lunch in Denver? Check out Marlowe's Restaurant; it’s a deservedly popular spot with the locals for both lunch and dinner.

    • Top Tip 7

      Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, just 15 miles west of Denver, is a world famous outdoor venue, with excellent hiking and biking trails as well as the only naturally-occurring, acoustically-perfect amphitheatre in the world.

    • Top Tip 8

      Visit Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction, voted one of the ten best places for solitude in the US. Include the 23-mile scenic Rim Rock Drive in your itinerary. If you're going to hike in the area, be aware that midges can be a nuisance from mid May to mid July, so take some repellent. Click here to view a live webcam from the Colorado National Monument's Visitor Centre

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