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Seth Boster

News Reporter

Seth joined The Gazette in May 2016 after working at The Star in Anniston, Ala.

Waunita Hot Springs Ranch's 35-foot-by-90-foot pool is often reserved for private parties staying at the ranch by the Gunnison National Forest. Day soakers should call ahead for availability. Photo credit: Waunita Hot Springs Ranch
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Mandy Horvath gets hugs from her mother and father, Lisa and Clay Horvath, after being the first double amputee to climb Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mandy started her climb on Sunday afternoon. Mandy had her legs amputated after a train accident. Horvath's family came from Smithville, Missouri, to greet her at the summit on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
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Colorado Paint Mines Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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The Blue Mesa Reservoir

Found in the Curecanti Natural Recreation Area, the Blue Mesa Reservoir is one of the most stunning lakes in Colorado. Unfortunately, the water during the winter is either too cold or frozen to get into, though the view is still great. If you're passing through the Montrose area, you can plan your route to see this majestic reservoir from the seat of your car.

The 20,500-acre Colorado National Monument is just minutes from downtown Fruita and sees an average of 275,000 visitors a year. The Rim Rock Drive stretches 23 miles through the park and offer breathtaking views of the park's rock sulptures, canyons and mountains. Photo by Christian Murdock/The Gazette
The view of Hanging Lake in Glennwood Canyon, east of Glennwood Springs, Colo., Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. The popular 1.2-mile trail closes Saturday, Sept. 10 for trail repairs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The view of Hanging Lake in Glennwood Canyon, east of Glennwood Springs, Colo., Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. The popular 1.2-mile trail closes Saturday, Sept. 10 for trail repairs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
(Photo credit: Denver Botanic Gardens Facebook page)
(Photo credit: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Facebook page)
Justin Michael skis the powder at Eldora Mountain Resort, near Nederland.