Redstone Vacation Guide

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Temperatures in Redstone range from highs in the 70s to lows in the 30s and 40s at night, with average temperatures overall in the upper 50s and low 60s. These mild temperatures provide great opportunities to explore the outdoors in Redstone and the surrounding area.

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs Relax in natural hot springs pools in Crystal River Valley at Avalanche Ranch. The pools provide a scenic environment, including a rock grotto and waterfall. Visitors can enjoy the hot springs pools all year round during the day or at night.


Sightseeing Travel to nearby areas for memorable sightseeing. Marble, located 15 minutes south, features a marble quarry with a rich history. Glenwood Springs, located 45 minutes northwest, features the Yampah Vapor Caves and Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.


Camping Head one mile north to Redstone Campground for camping in the White River National Forest. Amenities include horseshoe pits, play area, fire rings, and picnic shelters.

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Summer Concert Series

Summer Concert Series Enjoy live musical performances from indie folk rock, country, rock and other genres at Redstone Park. The summer concert series takes place each Saturday from mid-June through the beginning of September.

Summer Jazz Nights

Summer Jazz Nights Redstone Art Gallery hosts Summer Jazz Nights on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each week during the summer months. These concerts take place at the Redstone Art Gallery Sculpture Gardens.

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Underground Exploring

Redstone Castle This local historical attraction is a great place to explore during any season. Visitors can learn all about Redstone Castle and the area’s past.

Shopping and Dining

Shopping and Dining Wander along Redstone Boulevard during the mild summer months, and visit shops, cafes, and art galleries.

Fourth of July Fun

Fourth of July Fun Redstone’s Independence Day celebration includes a parade, face painting, and water activities, which take place on the grounds of Redstone Inn.

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Don't miss out on the Magical Moments Summer Concerts!  Bring your own chairs, libations and snacks to make the most of this fun outing right on the Crystal River.

Redstone is like a trip back in time to old town Colorado.  Make sure to stop at the many historical sites around town or swing by the Redstone General Store to grab a sweet treat and a map of the area.

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Temperatures in Redstone during fall range from highs in the 60s and 70s to lows in the 20s and teens. Average fall temperatures in the 50s and 40s mean that this season is ideal for seeing fall foliage on foot or by car.

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Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding Explore the mountains on horseback with guided tours offered by Avalanche Outfitters. Guides and wranglers share stories about the area during these tours.


Hiking See the area’s fall foliage up close while hiking on the trails throughout Maroon Bells Wilderness and White River National Forest. These areas provide plenty of opportunities to take impressive photos during autumn hikes.

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Lead King Loop Charity Races

Lead King Loop Charity Races These family-friendly races, which are held in mid-September, provide a chance to raise money for charity and tour the area’s natural settings. Kids who participate get their own medals and goodie bags.

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Redstone Grand Illumination This annual event, which takes place in late November at Redstone Inn, marks the beginning of the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony, bonfire, and a chance to see Santa.

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Stunning Seasonal Views Admire the area’s vibrant autumn colors in several ways, including via car, horseback, hiking trail or bike trail.

Autumn Festivals and Shows Redstone Octoberfest in early October features live music, German food, and wagon rides. The Redstone Art Center hosts fall shows featuring the work of local and regional artists.

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Fall season in Redstone provides the most beautiful scenery.  Take a few days in the area to explore and watch the leaves turn.

Be sure to bring along sunscreen and a hat to protect against the sun.

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Redstone winters have temperatures that range from highs in the upper 30s and low 40s to lows that fall below zero, with average temperatures in the low 20s. Snowfall in the region makes it a great time for hitting the slopes and doing other outdoor winter activities.

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Sleigh Rides

Sleigh Rides Redstone Stables offers a great seasonal way to explore the area with sleigh rides. Travel along the trails in a cozy sleigh while seeing the area in all of its winter glory.


Snowshoeing Rent snow shoes to explore the countryside and wilderness in the Redstone area. You can get snowshoes and all your winter adventure supplies at Bristlecone Sports in Willits, Basalt.

Ice Skating

Ice Skating Redstone Park Pond provides an ideal place to glide across the ice during the winter months. Complimentary ice skates and a warming hut are available.

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Christmas Tea at Redstone Inn

Christmas Tea at Redstone Inn Redstone Inn offers an annual Christmas Tea event in a historic dining room. This event, which takes place in late December, includes an assortment of teas, finger sandwiches, live harp music, and poetry.

Marble’s North Pole Festival

Marble’s North Pole Festival This annual festival, which is typically held in early to mid-December, takes place in the nearby town of Marble. Guests can visit Santa’s workshop and enjoy hot cocoa and other goodies.

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Family Fun

Family Fun Redstone offers seasonal family-friendly attractions during the winter months, including the Train Exhibit at Redstone Art Gallery. This annual event takes place from Thanksgiving through the beginning of February.

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Snowy Adventures Go cross-country skiing, snow shoeing or ice climbing in Crystal Valley during the winter months.

Winter Horseback Riding

Winter Horseback Riding Experience the exhilaration of a winter afternoon on a horseback riding trip in the snow.

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Redstone is nice and quiet in the winter.  Stop in the Redstone in for lunch and enjoy a peaceful walk around town.

There are many accessible Backcountry skiing options in Redstone and Marble.  Make sure to "Know Before You Go" and check avalanche reports with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center

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Springtime in Redstone brings temperatures ranging from highs in the mid-50s and 60s to lows in the single digits and teens. Average temperatures generally range from the upper 20s in early spring to the mid-40s in late spring, making the season a good time to enjoy some of the area’s indoor attractions and activities.

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Spring Fishing

Fishing Catch rainbow, German brown, and cutthroat trout in Crystal River, or explore the Crystal River under the guidance of fly-fishing experts in nearby Marble.


Biking The Redstone area features more than 100 miles of bike trails, including the Rio Grande trail system and the Crystal Valley bike trail. These trails offer spectacular views of spring wildflowers.

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Easter Egg Hunt Kids of all ages can search for hidden eggs at Redstone Park, then learn all about egg coloring techniques at Redstone Inn.

Summer Kick-Off This late spring event, which takes place at the end of May at Redstone Inn, includes all-day swimming, live music, and outdoor games.

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Pickleball Families can have fun playing pickleball when the courts open up in spring at Redstone Inn.

Outdoor Adventures Early spring is cold enough to offer chances to enjoy ice climbing in the Redstone area. Families on Redstone ski vacations can hit the slopes in nearby Snowmass.

Wildflowers Late spring is ideal for seeing wildflowers covering the countryside with their vivid colors.

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Spring in the high country = mud!  Pack extra shoes or wear your beater boots and enjoy the un-crowded trails.

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