Paonia is one of Colorado’s most unique mountain towns. This sustainable community on the western slope, about 70 miles southwest of Glenwood Springs through McClure Pass, was first founded as a home base for coal miners in the late 1800’s. The community also continues to attract lots of creative types, including artists, musicians, foodies, and a diverse potpourri of talent and lifestyles. There are no traffic lights here, and no one seems to be in a hurry. While we do experience all four beautiful seasons, the climate is temperate enough to grow amazing gardens, orchards, and vineyards, like Terror Creek Winery, home to the highest-altitude commercial winery and vineyard in the world.