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Terrain Parks - Powderhorn Mountain

Rider's Guide

This wonderful Colorado resort has two double chairs and one quad chair that take you up to roughly 30 trails, where you can enjoy 250 inches of Colorado's best powder. The longest trail run is 11,600 feet and the trails are rated 20 percent for beginners, 50 percent for intermediates, 15 percent for advanced. If you're up on your math, you'll know what that means a full 15 percent of the slopes are expert only. Let the games begin!

Parks and Pipes

When you've had enough of conquering amazing natural features like trees, corduroy, stashes, and Powderhorn's treacherous boulder fields, it's time to head to their superb terrain parks for even more fun. Their motto is "Memories are made at Powderhorn Resort" and you are going to have some amazing memories once you get through the Mt. Dew Junction Park on Peacemaker. This is a truly expert park with a few easier features thrown in to appease the intermediates and to allow the experts to brush up on their skills. See if your talent and techniques will allow you to master Mt. Dew's Rainbow rail, 30 foot Flat rail, C rail, Wall Ride, Pyramid, Pipes, Barrels, Benches, Boxes, 20 foot kicker, 35 foot kicker, Flat-Down and Flat-Down-Flat.

Out of Bounds

You have to take some time to visit the Colorado National Monument, which is truly one of the grand landscapes of the American West. Drive the spectacular road to view desert bighorn sheep and soaring eagles amidst sheer-walled canyons, towering monoliths, and multi-colored formations. Drive all of historic Rim Rock Drive across 23 miles of breathtaking panoramic views and numerous overlooks.

Hangout & Hookup

The Wildewood Restaurant right off the slopes will serve you up a great meal in a relaxing atmosphere, especially on Saturday Steak Nights or Sunday Brunch where you can eat all you can see and even the under 21 crowd can get full. There's also find a great selection of refreshing beers and a good wine list. If you want some experience some amazing variety in your watering holes, you have to head out 40 minutes west to historic Grand Junction in order to try out one of the best bar scenes anywhere in the state. Some of the locals' and visitors' favorites include Bailey's Lounge, Blue Moon Bar, Brass Rail, D J's Roadhouse, Garfield's Pub, Night Gallery Lounge, Quincy Bar & Grill, Thunder Mountain Tavern, and Weaver's Tavern, just to mention a few. If you want to wet your whistle with some amazing local brews, you have to check out The Breckenridge Ale House and The Rockslide Brewery, where you can get ample ice cold mug-fulls to quench the most vicious thirst. When it's time to catch the big game on huge TVs, sip some suds and play some games, the locals head to Wrigley Field Sports Bar or Fast Eddy's Sports Bar. All of Grand Junction rocks right into the wee small hours of the morning, but keep an eye peeled for the schedule of the Mesa Theater & Club, which is often home to some righteous events.