colorado outdoor adventures

Location, Location, Location

Rico, Colorado enjoys easy access to the San Juan Scenic Byway between Telluride and Cortez, the San Juan Mountains, 3 mountains in the Fourteeners group (14000 ft. peaks), the Delores River, desert terrain, and historic mining and ghost towns. And this list, is just a drop-in-the-bucket!

something for everyone

Wether you are an all-out mountain biker, backpacker, fly fisherman, history buff, photographer, or romantic couple looking for a unique get-away, The Rico Hotel area, has something that will keep your interest piqued, and refresh your soul. Come an get it - 800-365-1971

What will your adventure consist of?

Rico Hotel is located within 30 minutes of three 14ers and numerous day hikes within the spectacular Lizard Head Wilderness and the Southern San Juan Mountains.

Rico Hotel is within 1 hour of world class mountain biking terrain.

-High altitude grande vistas in the Lizard Head Wilderness
-Rolling desert terrain at Phil's World
-Prestigious technical rides in Sand Canyon

Mesa VerdeThe upper Dolores River is a great place to bring the family for a day of scenic river beauty encompassing a wide variety of casting terrain.

Discover historic mining sites and abandoned Ghost Towns dispersed throughout the San Juan's. Venture down one of the many mining routes back in time and hypothesize what life was like in the 1800's.

If historic cultures are your inspiration, visit the Canyon of the Ancients or Mesa Verde, the ultimate in historic culture exploration.