Looking for an easy escape for a weekend in Western Colorado? How about a weekend on the trails near Gateway? What about flying over the canyons in a helicopter?

The view of the stars at night from this unique Canyon offers an experience you can't find anywhere else. The Stargazing available in these canyons is only 30 minutes outside of Grand Junction. Check out the photo gallery below for a closer look at this Unaweep Yurt from Airbnb.com.

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Explore Unaweep Canyon near Gateway, Colorado

Not far from Gateway Resort is Colorado's Unaweep Canyon. It's the only place on Earth that had two different rivers flowing through the same canyon in opposite directions. Unaweep Canyon is said to mean "the Canyon with the Two Mouths".


What Activities are in Unaweep Canyon and Gateway, Colorado?

There is a 1906 Cadillac Model H Coupe inside the Gateway Auto Museum that is worth the trip. Tour the museum and see an amazing personal collection of cars assembled for guests at Gateway Canyon Resort. 

Drive the Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway, Find the Delores River and take on some Colorado rapids, or fly over the Canyons with Gateway Canyon Air Tours helicopter tours.

Check Out the Unaweep Yurt Airbnb at Thimble Rock

Google Maps Thimble Rock Point
Google Maps Thimble Rock Point

Thimble Point Rock sits just behind the remains of the Driggs Mansion along Highway 141 on your way to the Airbnb. This Unaweep Canyon rental is available for $175 per night and is available year-round. There is room for up to six guests to enjoy the stars around the campfire.

Enjoy Colorado's Amazing Night Sky at the Unaweep Yurt at Thimble Rock

Stargaze near Gateway, Colorado with an escape to the Unaweep Yurt at Thimble Rock. You'll be able to enjoy the 360 views Unaweep Canyon at this Airbnb with room for six guests.

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