Jul 28 - 30, 2018
** Deposits must be made per person.
Talon Wine Brands in Palisade, CO, is co-sponsoring this trip, providing two nights of wine tasting and education with a variety of their wines. Talon Winery is known for classic style, fruitforward wines made from the finest grapes available. This local winery’s methods preserve and enhance the flavors that develop naturally in grapes grown in Western Colorado’s high desert, arid climate and mineral-rich soils. Your Talon Winery facilitators and winemakers, Glenn Foster and Brian Stevens will provide insight into the Colorado wine industry, different grapes and the making of wine, and how to correctly taste wine and successfully pair it with food. All this along the gorgeous banks of the Colorado River.
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This spectacular canyon country of the Colorado Plateau, including Ruby and Horsethief Canyons, features majestic walls of red sandstone and offers some of the best canoeing in Colorado. The river is gentle with occasional small Class I+ rapids to add spice to the journey (Class I is easy and Class V is difficult). Roads do not bound this portion of the river and the steep-walled canyons are accessible only from the river, giving the area a true wilderness setting.
You’ll be amazed at stands of shiny granite sculpted by water through the ages while paddling or floating in your life jacket past the remnants of ancient metamorphic rock, called Black Rock. Camping along the river’s banks and exploring a deep box canyon will leave you awed by the immensity of geologic time and the silence of the wilderness. This is BIG COUNTRY and a geologist’s paradise. Many of our educational classes focus on this area. This stretch of river near Grand Junction, CO, is ideal for canoeing. The Colorado River canoe trip is 26 miles.