MARBLE 15 minutes south of Redstone. Famous for the Yule Marble quarry which provided the pure white stone for the Lincoln Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown, summer home of the Denver Art Students League "Marble, Marble" symposium, and gateway to Lead King Basin, wildflower heaven.
NORTH FORK of the GUNNISON 45 minutes south of Redstone. This picturesque area features the small community of Paonia known for its orchards, organic gardening, and developing vineyards.
BLACK CANYON of the GUNNISON
GRAND MESA 1.5 hours west of Redstone. Grand Mesa is the largest flattop mountain in the world. It’s a sportsman's paradise with hunting, fishing and both alpine & cross country skiing.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS 45 minutes northwest of Redstone. Enjoy the world's largest Natural Hot Springs pool; hike to Hanging Lake, once a sacred Ute ceremonial site; bike the Glenwood Canyon trail; pamper yourself in the Yampah Vapor Caves; and explore the Glenwood Caves & Adventure Park, featuring a gondola ride to the the natural caves.
ASPEN 1 hour from Redstone, but around 20 miles east via the Maroon Bells Wilderness area. Aspen is the world class ski resort and playground for the rich and famous. Ski Aspen or enjoy a summer gondola ride to the top of Aspen Mountain.
CRESTED BUTTE 1.5 hours southeast via scenic Kebler Pass. An outstanding summer and fall drive, no winter access, through an aspen grove that is the largest single micro-organism in North America.
HIKING TRAILS surround Redstone. The numerous trails in the White River National Forest and the Maroon Bells Wilderness area are for both novice and serious hikers.
BACK COUNTRY - NORDIC SKI & ICE CLIMBS nearby.
BIKING TRAILS over 100 miles of trails nearby. They include the groomed Rio Grande trail system, the new Crystal Valley bike trail and Forest Service mountain bike trails.
The 19 Km Spring Gulch groomed trail system is located 5 miles west of Carbondale. SpringGulch.
Always check avalanche and weather conditions.