Gateway Canyons

Location: Gateway, Colorado
Client: Gateway Canyons Land Development Company – A Division of Western Sky Investments, LLC

Developed by the founder of the Discovery Channel, Gateway Canyons Resort is an award-winning destination offering adventure, learning, and relaxation in one of the most spectacular landscapes in the United States. Situated amidst dramatic canyons  and adjacent the Dolores River in southwestern Colorado, this resort and community design focuses on personal enrichment through the unique and captivating design of architecture and site elements.   The resort is the home of Discovery Retreats, a program where guests can learn from the great thinkers of the world and have an outdoor adventure all in the same vacation.

DTJ designed several buildings and outdoor spaces at the resort.  These include the remodel of the former Dolores River Inn into 20 luxury rooms and suites now known as the Kayenta Lodge;  the Palisade Casitas, large, private accommodations with luxurious amenities; the Palisade Pool, a pair of grotto style pools with waterfalls; the Cantina, a poolside café’; the Adventure Center, the “outfitters” for all of the outdoor activities; the Resort arrival and Guest Reception; the Canyon Center which is the administrative hub of the resort; and significant remodel of the grounds into a climate-sensitive landscape with stunning color and texture all year long.

A future phase of the resort will be the DTJ planned  residential community, which will offer the opportunity for residents to enjoy the southwest environment and take advantage of all the amenities of the resort. For more information, please visit Gateway Canyons

Site Size: 416 acres; 200 units

Amenities: Parks and Trails, Amphitheater, Hotels, Casitas, Rec Center, Pool, Restaurants

Design Services: Planning, Visioning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture