Luxury holidays in Almont

The Taylor and Gunnison Rivers are the busiest throughways in Almont, Colorado: native giant rainbow trout, rafters, canoeists and kayakers ride its choppy waters; otherwise, Almont moves at a relaxed pace. The small town has western false-front shops and beyond Mother Nature flagrantly shows off with vast grassy plains and peaks that add a touch of natural majesty to any holiday snaps. Visitors to Almont can’t sit still for long; the destination is revered for its sporting pursuits, such as white-water rafting, horse-riding, mountain biking and four-wheel driving. And, anyone seeking catharsis can toss an axe or shoot a BB gun. Come winter, skiers arrive eagerly anticipating drifts of fresh powder in the surrounding area.

When to go

When you visit depends on whether skiing is your MO. But don't overlook a summer stay – Almont is just as active and attractively green, after the powder's melted.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Gunnison is the closest airport, a half-hour drive away. Call Smith24 if you want them to sort your flights
  • Automobiles

    It's possible to get along fine without a car – but we recommend hiring one for drives past superlative western scenery.