Falling to the west of the United States Continental Divide, Colorado’s Western Slope may be a lesser-known region in comparison to the Front Range. However, this hidden gem is full of stunning views, outdoor activities, diverse culture, and vast swaths of nature to explore. For those who love all that Colorado has to offer but are searching for a quieter place to call home, the Western Slope might be the perfect fit. Here, we highlight four reasons why this is a great region to build your next custom home with RM Construction.
Cities of All Sizes
While 38% of Colorado lies within the Western Slope, this region only accounts for about 10% of the state’s population. This allows for those seeking privacy to find it easily, while others can select a build site within a short drive of one of the major towns. Some of the largest and most well-known cities in the Western Slope include Grand Junction, Montrose, and Delta. These places have a diverse economy with opportunities for both metropolitan culture and outdoor recreation. A few smaller but equally attractive cities include Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Aspen, Breckenridge, Vail, Telluride, and Crested Butte. Residents here have access to all the conveniences of a resort town, along with excellent skiing and hiking depending on the season.
Stunning Backyard Views
When building a custom home on the Western Slope, you will most likely want to maximize the natural beauty of your surroundings. This region is sparsely populated, meaning you could have uninterrupted views of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado River, deserts, orchards, or even vineyards that make up your stunning backyard. A major benefit to building a custom home with RM Construction is being able to work with our team of experts to capture the elements you love best about your home site. Additionally, your home can be designed to blend with nature or create a bold contrast.
Abundance of Adventures
A huge benefit to building your dream home in the Western Slope region is you are within about a two-hour drive of some of the best outdoor adventures in the U.S. Planning day trips allows you to experience all the excitement of the Grand Valley, Mesa Verde National Park, San Juan Mountains, and more while still returning to your own home at the end of an active day. The region is also full of history and geological significance, for those looking to learn more about the area they live in. From the mining past of Grand Junction to the ancient fossils and pictographs at Dinosaur National Park, you can always find somewhere new to explore.
In part due to the sparse population, the Western Slope of Colorado contains some of the cleanest air in the U.S. The American Lung Association ranked Grand Junction as one of the 25 cleanest cities for annual air particle pollution, placing it far above some larger Front Range cities like Denver. Breathing polluted air has been linked to multiple health concerns including lung cancer, asthma, stroke, and more. Because your custom home is built in the region and landscape you select, you can breathe easier throughout the year – and sleep better at night.
The expert builders at RM Construction know how to create a luxurious residence that captures the scenic surroundings of Colorado’s Western Slope. Because we specialize in mountain homes and understand the nuances of challenging sites, steep slopes, and extreme weather, you receive expert attention customized to the needs of your unique home project. To schedule a consultation today, call (970) 300-2025.