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Color Weekend

From September 23, 2023 10:00am until September 24, 2023 5:30pm


Powderhorn Mountain Resort celebrates another year of fall foliage on the Grand Mesa!

Powderhorn Mountain Resort will be open Saturday and Sunday for the Annual Color Weekend. Grab a scenic chair ride, bring your bike for mountain biking, or take a hike to see the spectacular views and changing colors Powderhorn has to offer. The base area will be filled with live music, specialty food & drinks, and good times! Dogs must be leashed, but can join you at the base area and on the Stagecoach hiking trail! Dogs are not allowed on the Sunset Deck, inside any buildings, or on the chairlift.

Our schedule for both Saturday and Sunday:

9:00 - Check-in opens at parking lot tent

10:00 - Flat Top Flyer lift opens, bike trails open (as conditions allow)

11:00 - Umbrella Bar, Sunset Bar & Grill Opens

3:30 - Lift closed to hikers

4:00 - Lift closed to bikers


Live Music

Saturday, September 23rd
10:30am - 1:30am | Charles Walker
2:00pm - 5:00pm | LEFC (The Low End Family Collective)

Sunday, September 24th 
10:30am - 1:30pm | Zac Grant
2:00pm - 5:00pm | Bell Creek Band

Scenic Chair Rides & Lift Tickets

The Flat Top Flyer will be running from 10:00a.m.–4:00p.m. Bike Park Day Tickets and Summer 23 Season Passholders can ride the lift all day. Hikers can purchase a single Scenic Lift Ride for $19/person, and kids under 5 ride free. For this weekend, Scenic Lift Rides can be purchased in one-hour time slots. Get on the chairlift during your chosen hour and disembark at the top of the mountain.

Lift operators can slow the chair if necessary for off-loading. Do not attempt to ride the chair around the bullwheel and back downhill! To ride the chairlift back down, walk up to the right side of the loading ramp and wait for a lift attendant to assist you. You can also explore the Mesa top trails and hike down the mountain on our Stagecoach trail.

When on the Mesa, be aware and be prepared! Hikers must stay off of bike trails at all times, and yield to riders at trail crossings. Weather can range from sunny to stormy, we recommend wearing closed-toed shoes and dressing in layers. Make sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your visit – good hydration will decrease the worst effects of heat, altitude, and exertion while on the mountain.

  • Scenic lift rides will be assigned a specific time to ride the lift (please arrive 30 mins prior to your scheduled lift ticket time).
  • Kids under 5 ride the lift FREE – but regulations require kids to be able to load and unload the chair with minimal assistance. Child carriers and riding in laps is NOT allowed.
  • The ticket pick-up tent will be located in the lowest parking lot near the administration building.


Wear appropriate footwear (closed-toe shoes recommended).
Bring layers for all weather conditions.
Bring plenty of water for everyone in your group.


 Advance Online Lift Tickets are not available on the day of the event! You can purchase Scenic Lift Ride and Bike Park tickets on-mountain.


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