The True Grit Cafe 
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There are very few places more scenic and more photographic than the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado.  With hundreds of miles of  breathtaking backroad trails there is something new around every turn and with the nearby Ridgway State Park and its gorgeous reservoir there is plenty of water activities such as boating, fishing, camping and hiking.  Spring comes late in the San Juans but when it comes the meadows and valleys burst alive with an array of color from the hundreds of species of alpine flowers.  Summer brings people from all over the world to view these wonders by 4-wheel drive vehicle, a guided tour or by hiking and biking our excellent trails or if you prefer try a horse back ride, rafting, hot air balloon flight, boating or our excellent fishing as well as a little of our movie making history.  There is literally something for everyone!  When fall comes a spectacular array of golden aspen will nearly blind you on a bright sunny day.  And finally when winter falls upon the mountains a blanket of snow covers and softens the rugged landscape.  This is the time to break out the snow shoes, skis and snowmobiles and head for the trails and slopes.  

The San Juan Mountains is a place to enjoy year-round so make your plans and come see us often.

It is fall here in the San Juan Mountains. There are fewer people about making it a great time to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the San Juan Mountains. Fall colors are here. The aspens are turning and there is snow on the mountain peaks. A great time to see the area. There are always incredible sights to see and adventures to be had from taking a tour on our 4-wheel drive trails to some of our ghost towns and historic mining districts. Discover the filming sites of the original True Grit Movie, take a horseback ride or hike on some of our beautiful trails. Then there is our hot spring pools where you can relax and enjoy the brisk evening air. There's still lots to do as we move into early fall in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado!