Gold Medal Fishing Waters
With 30 years of experience, the guides at Gunnison River Expeditions know the river better than anyone. They specialize in guided float fly fishing and class III-IV white water rafting trips through the Gunnison Gorge. With GRE you are guaranteed a knowledgeable guide and a great day on the water! Want more? Ask about an overnight raft trip through the Gunnison Gorge!
Since 1985 Black Canyon Anglers has taken pride in showing their clients the best of the Gunnison River. Whether it is walk-and-wade fly fishing, wilderness float fishing, or white water rafting, BCA provides an unforgettable river experience. Ask about their riverside lodge and private fishing water on the Lower Gunnison River!
Located on the flanks of the Grand Mesa, Just outside of Hotchkiss, your hosts Yvon and Joanna provide a one of a kind experience on their 54 acre farm, vineyard and inn. The vineyard produces Chambourcin and Cayuga grapes which are artfully created into award wining wines. Let Yvon share his passion for wine and French cooking with you. Ask about weekly events, private picnics, and tastings!
Family owned and operated since 1994, Brent and Karen invite you to experience their labor of love which is Stone Cottage Cellars. This uniquely Coloradan vineyard produces first rate Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Merlot. Come for a tasting, meal or to spend a night in the Stone Cottage!
The Cirque Cyclery
The Cirque is the epicenter of cycling in Paonia. They offer bicycle and electric bicycle rentals, as well as tours of the beautiful surrounding county side. Want to visit an organic flower farm? How about a tour based around wineries and breweries? Maybe the local mountain bike trails are more your speed? Every tour is uniquely catered to your interests. After the trip pull up a chair at Remedy Juice Bar, located in the same building. Enjoy a smoothie or cold pressed organic juice!
Need a tune up or advice on local rides? Renowned cyclist and local Scott Shishim will have you on the trial or cruising down a county road in no time. With 25 years of bike repair experience, there is nothing Scott can't fix. Stop in and ask about single track riding at Jumbo Mountain or some of the best road rides in the state. Located in downtown Paonia.
Hard Cider and Craft Beer
Stop in and pick a bag of peaches, cherries or apples in the orchard. When you are done, come into the tasting room and see how the artisans at Big B's craft those fruits into juices and hard ciders. Try a flight or a choose a pint of your favorite cider. For the full experience ask about overnight camping in the orchard!
Local favorite "The Rev" serves up small batch, hand stirred brews at their tasting room in the heart of Paonia. Come by for live music every Wednesday, or the monthly open mic night. Taste locally grown fruits and hops in select varieties. Always unfiltered with no chemical additives, each pint from Revolution Brewing is a unique taste of the North Fork Valley.
Organic Farms and You Pick Orchards
Experience organic, self sustaining farming in action on a guided or self guided tour of The Living Farm. The chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, cows, sheep and goats love to be held and pet! Find out about their perpetual greens harvest and learn how to create your own "eternal salad bar". Witness how the integration of plants and animals achieves the ultimate in sustainability practices.
From Raspberries and Blackberries to peaches, nectarines, cherries, apples and pumpkins; Orchard Valley Farms is a fresh fruit lover's dream. Pick your own, or purchase at their on-site farm market. Wander the trails through the orchards, vineyards and garden or have a picnic beside the peaceful river. Don't forget to visit the Black Bridge Winery tasting room for some of the best vintages the North Fork Valley has to offer!