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Old 03-28-2016, 12:25 PM
 
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Hubby and I are looking at areas to semi-retire that has nice people, least amount of snow, places to ride horses, dirt bikes, and mountain bikes, place for dogs etc.

Night life isn't all that important. Happy with a few restaurants, stores etc.

Husband is a heavy equipment operator, I work in administrative positions.
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Old 03-28-2016, 12:28 PM
 
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Not much snow in Grand Junction, BUT the temps can and do get quite cold, usually from mid December thru mid January! During that timespan, below zero overnight temps are not uncommon, with daytimes highs around 20.


Lunch Loop trail system on the edge of town is a first class hiking and biking mecca. Also nearby Fruita is renowned for it's mountain biking trails. Many great biking/hiking trails throughout the Grand Junction area.

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Old 03-28-2016, 12:48 PM
 
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Hmm, hoping to get away from the below 0 weather.
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Old 03-28-2016, 12:54 PM
 
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Try the southern edge of the state, bordering NM. Winters have been much milder the last few years. Consider Pagosa Springs. If you're looking to be in or near the mountains, you'll have colder winters, due to increased elevation. But take a look at Durango, in the SW part of the state, which has some elevation, but not like most of the rest of the state.
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Old 03-28-2016, 12:56 PM
 
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DC Fairwinds wrote: Hmm, hoping to get away from the below 0 weather.


Good luck finding that in Colorado! Not saying you'd have to deal with below zero everywhere in Colorado, every winter, BUT below zero temperatures are a common experience in Colorado.
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Old 03-28-2016, 12:59 PM
 
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Ruth4Truth: Try the southern edge of the state, bordering NM. Winters have been much milder the last few years.


Yeah, BUT next winter might revert to the norm! Can't count on the milder winters.
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Old 03-28-2016, 01:49 PM
 
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Hubby and I are looking at areas to semi-retire that has nice people, least amount of snow, places to ride horses, dirt bikes, and mountain bikes, place for dogs etc.

Night life isn't all that important. Happy with a few restaurants, stores etc.

Husband is a heavy equipment operator, I work in administrative positions.
Blue Ridge Mtns South Carolina.

If it must be Colorado, Springfield might qualify, but they do not have mountains and they do get the occasional raging blizzard out there. The lowest point in Colorado is over 3000'. We always have a fair risk of snow and sub freezing temps in the winter.
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Old 03-28-2016, 02:02 PM
 
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Hmm, hoping to get away from the below 0 weather.
Why Colorado? We are a high elevation mountainous state. It snows and gets cold here from time to time.
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Old 03-28-2016, 02:12 PM
 
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For low snow, Montrose. Medium snow, Salida. Low to medium, Canon City.

Historically Pagosa Springs gets a lot of snow and holds it.
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Old 03-28-2016, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Why Colorado? We are a high elevation mountainous state. It snows and gets cold here from time to time.
might be the key word.


Look east of Pueblo OP.
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