Gateway Canyons Resort

One- or Two-Night Stay with Resort Credit at Gateway Canyons Resort in Gateway, CO

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Upscale Recreation Resort Surrounded by Red Rock Canyons

As a young boy, John Hendricks saw his father’s oil maps of western Colorado’s Red Rock Country and was mesmerized. Decades later, after founding the Discovery Channel, Hendricks returned to the fiery landscape he had admired as a child and built a sprawling resort within the secluded Unaweep Canyon. Gateway Canyons Resort’s property reflects Hendrick's passion for the outdoors with natural-stone façades, reflection ponds, and an active outdoor adventure center, where you can launch fly-fishing trips, learn about the area’s mountain-bike trails, or kayak past canyon walls.

A monolithic rock looms over Gateway Canyons Resort, a not-so-subtle reminder of the region's vast surroundings. You can explore this rugged landscape with a four-wheel Jeep tour, on a hike through the canyon, or through any of the other activities organized by the adventure center. Winner of Official Best Of's award for Colorado’s Best Adventure Resort, the hotel also offers horseback-riding lessons at its resident stables, as well as scenic aircraft tours that soar over Mesa Verde National Park and the Grand Canyon.

When you come back from adventuring, Gateway has a few dining options, too. Entrada Restaurant & Lounge serves locally inspired cuisine on the outdoor patio where string lights and a fire pit illuminate the red rocks in the distance. Meanwhile, Kiva Cafe offers breakfast and lunch, and Paradox Grill is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Gateway's adobe-style lodges come decorated in chic southwestern style. Feel free to lounge in Kiva Lodge's deep-soaking tubs or by Kayenta Lodge's outdoor fire pits.

Gateway, Colorado: Canyon Town in Red Rock Country with Hiking and Rafting

Situated in western Colorado about 15 miles from the Utah border, Gateway is surrounded by granite cliffs and arid plateaus. The one-store town sits along the Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway, a 133-mile road that winds through the red sandstones of the Unaweep Canyon.

The Gateway Colorado Auto Museum, meanwhile, showcases John Hendricks' 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 concept car, along with one of the country’s best antique- and classic-car collections.

As a recreation destination, the lesser-known Gateway rivals nearby Moab, Utah. Hiking and biking trails carve through the surrounding red-rock canyons, taking travelers through Ponderosa Pine forests and fly-fishing creeks. The Dolores River, a tributary of the Colorado River, meanders through these amber cliffs, and visitors can tame the whitewater rapids during rafting trips and kayak tours.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for up to four in a deluxe room in Kiva Lodge or Kayenta Lodge with a $100 resort credit

  • Option 1: $199 for one night (up to a $389 value)
  • Option 2: $325 for two nights (up to a $678 value)

Book by: 3/29/13
Travel by: 4/30/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Three onsite restaurants
  • Award-winning spa
  • Adventure center
  • Outdoor pool and hot tub
  • Privately owned auto museum
  • Complimentary bike-cruiser rentals
  • Athletic center and fitness studio
  • Horse stables
  • Complimentary valet parking

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 3/29/13 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 4/30/13
  • Not valid Sunday-Tuesday through 3/31
  • Limit 4 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $35 fee; 48hr notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 2.5% daily public improvement fee and 4.9% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Deluxe Room in Kiva Lodge

  • One king bed or two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2 for king rooms; 4 for queen rooms
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 for king rooms; 4 for queen rooms
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Wet bar and mini fridge
  • HDTV

Deluxe Room in Kayenta Lodge

  • One oversize king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Fireplace
  • Patio with built-in fire pit or freestanding fire bowls

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $25 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added in limited rooms for an additional $35 per pet per night.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 54 miles from Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)
  • By car: about 285 miles west of Denver

Customer Reviews

(34 ratings)

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Terri H. ·

May 16, 2013
Area and service


Terri H. ·

May 16, 2013
First time there and absolutely loved it!!!


Phylis R. ·

May 15, 2013
The scenery
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