Western Colorado hurls beauty at visitors from every direction. Kessler Canyon, a retreat about 45 minutes from Grand Junction, Colorado, captures a little of that rugged beauty into the resort kitchen, where Chef Lenny turns out meals that are as much a part of guests' happy memories as the fishing, ATV trips, hunting, mountain biking and breath-taking scenery. Get a taste of the west with these great dishes.
Kessler Canyon, Debeque, Colorado, 970-2831145. kesslercanyon.com
—By Nicki Pendleton Wood, photos by Mark Boughton