Live like a local: Realtor Cheryl Chandler’s guide to Garfield County
Hop on I-70 and head west from Glenwood Springs. You’ll find an abundance of adventure outside city limits.
That’s certainly true in Silt, which brands itself “Gateway to the Outdoors.” The town of 3,000 is tucked between other local municipalities and offers its own appeal, as well.
We turned to Cheryl Chandler, a real estate agent and longtime Garfield County resident who calls Silt home. She shared her favorite locations in and around her hometown. Learn more at townofsilt.org.
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Chandler named three favorite restaurants throughout the valley: Mama’s (103 E. First St., Parachute) Miners Claim (740 Main St., Silt, theminersclaim.com, pictured) and Riviera Supper Club & Piano Bar (702 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, rivieraglenwood.com).
When she’s looking for a present, Cheryl turns to A La Carte (803 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, facebook.com/alacarteboutique). The shop specializes in fashion, accessories and home decor.
Time to shop
“Trendz (144 E. Third St., Rifle; 625-2535) has nicer ladies clothes and some fashionista outfits.”
Turn up the tunes
When she wants to hear music, Chandler heads to Rifle’s Ute Theater (132 E. Fourth St., Rifle, utetheater.com). Visit the venue’s website for its wide-ranging, upcoming schedule.
Chandler said she loves to go “out the front door and look at what God made for me to look at this day.”
There are plenty of places to visit along those lines, too: Sunlight Mountain near Glenwood Springs; the White River National Forest (fs.usda.gov/whiteriver), which stretches across more than 2 million acres in western Colorado; and Uncle Bob Mountain in Silt. She said even if you’re claustrophobic, the caverns at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park (51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs, glenwoodcaverns.com) are a must see.
Where do you spend your free time?
“On the deck somewhere with sun and friends.”
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