Chevrolet Traverse Places First on 13 Most Comfortable SUVs in 2020 List

13 Most Comfortable SUVs in 2020 - Chevy Traverse | Glenwood Springs, CO

The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse is built with your comfort in mind, providing you and your passengers with a roomy interior and an array of convenient amenities. As such, U.S. News & World Report recently named the SUV to its list of the 13 Most Comfortable SUVs in 2020.

The 2020 Traverse secured the top position on the list, thanks to its spacious cabin for up to eight people. The SUV has up to 98.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity as well as available hidden storage spaces for your precious items.

Your passengers can easily access the third row with Smart Slide® Seating. Plus, the available hands-free power liftgate can open and close when you simply kick your foot, making it more convenient to load your cargo when your hands are full.

The 2020 Traverse also earned praise for its exceptional connectivity. The SUV comes standard with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System, which is compatible with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. You can find six USB ports around the cabin, and you can opt for a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot for entertainment on the go.

We at Mountain Chevrolet proudly offer the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse at our dealership. Give us a call to learn more about the SUV.

Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Make 6 Best Full-Size SUVs for 2019 List

Tahoe & Suburban Make List of 6 Best Full-Size SUVs for 2019 | Glenwood Springs, CO

U.S. News & World Report created a list of the 6 Best Full-Size SUVs for 2019, and Chevrolet nabbed two of the coveted spots on the list. The 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2020 Chevrolet Suburban were recognized for having impressive features that stand out in the competitive segment.

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe

U.S. News & World Report cited the great reliability ratings along with the exceptionally efficient and powerful engine lineup as the reasons that the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe earned a place on the list. The large SUV comes with the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine, which reaches 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. The available 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine achieves 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

2020 Chevrolet Suburban

Experts at the U.S. News & World Report were impressed with the spacious and refined cabin of the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban, which has 121.7 cubic feet of cargo space and seating for up to nine passengers. The SUV also comes with the intuitive 8-inch Chevrolet Infotainment System, which includes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration.

We at Mountain Chevrolet are proud to offer the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban. Learn more about their innovative technologies and amenities when you take a test drive at our dealership.

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Earns a Top Safety Pick Award

2020 Equinox Earns Top Safety Pick Award | Glenwood Springs, CO

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox recently earned a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Equinox scored a good rating for its performance in six crashworthiness evaluations in order to receive the award.

The standard and available safety technologies in the Equinox helped it earned the prestigious recognition. On the latest model of the SUV, you’ll find Automatic Emergency Braking, which can detect potential front-end collision situations and even apply emergency braking if necessary.

The Following Distance Indicator informs you about your following gap time so you can better determine if you are too close to the vehicle ahead of you. Other systems include Forward Collision Alert, the Rear Vision Camera and Front Pedestrian Braking

To have more peace of mind on the drive, you can opt for available safety systems, such as Adaptive Cruise Control – Camera, which adjusts your speed to keep your chosen following gap time. There’s also Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Park Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

The IIHS was particularly impressed with the standard IntelliBeamÒ headlamps, which automatically transition between low beams and high beams, while you keep your hands secure on the steering wheel.

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox works hard to keep you protected on the road. Learn about its other family-friendly features when you view it at Mountain Chevrolet.

Tips for Safely Transporting Thanksgiving Day Food

Thanksgiving Day Food in Glenwood Springs CO

Once you’ve made your delicious Thanksgiving Day food, you have to figure out how to get it to your destination without spilling anything. Here are some tips for safely transporting your food this holiday season.

Warm foods

Crockpots are great for keeping food warm and also for transportation since many models have locking lids to help keep food secure. If you are transporting a casserole in a dish, put it in a box and pack towels around the dish to prevent it from sliding.

Cold foods

You should pack any food that needs to be kept cold into a container. Then, put the item in a cardboard box or insulated bag that’s surrounded by crumpled newspapers.


To transport a pie that has a crumb crust, place an empty and inverted pie plate on top of the dessert. If you made a pie with a fluted crust, put a strip of double-stick foam tape over your baking sheet and place your pie over the tape. You can then tape an inverted bowl over the pie to prevent the pie from moving.

We at Mountain Chevrolet hope you have a great Thanksgiving Day meal. After the holiday, visit our dealership to check out our Chevrolet vehicles.

Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Colorado

Husband and Wife Enjoying Fall Foliage in Colorado

While people may stereotypically think New England is the place to go to see fall color, we have some spectacular fall foliage in Colorado, too. In fact, we think with the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, our autumn might be the most beautiful. Here are some of the best places to experience fall in Colorado.

Trail Ridge Road

The Trail Ridge Road is the highest paved road in North America. It starts in the west at Grand Lake and takes you to Estes Park in the east. You can even take advantage of guided tours and hikes from the Rocky Mountain Conservatory.

San Juan Skyway

This 236-miles loop takes you through the San Juan Mountain in southwest Colorado. 70 miles of this stretch is known as the Million Dollar Highway thanks to its breathtaking views. For a more thrilling view of the fall colors, try the Soaring Tree Top Adventures, which features 27 zip lines.

Grand Mesa Scenic Byway

The Grand Mesa, the world’s largest flat top mountain, is located in western Colorado. The Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway takes you past brightly Colorado scrub oaks and golden aspens. Stop for a glass of wine while driving through Colorado wine country.

For more ways to make the most out of autumn in our beautiful state, contact us here at Mountain Chevrolet.

3 Awesome Changes for the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD | Glenwood Springs CO

When the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD was revealed, we all gravitated to the seemingly impossible spec: a 52-percent increase in maximum towing capacity, at up to 35,500 pounds. But that’s not the only big change for the new heavy-duty pickup line. Here are three other big changes for the 2020 Silverado HD that we are all excited about:

  1. The electric tailgate: Last year, the Silverado’s sibling, the GMC Sierra, benefited from the new MultiPro Tailgate. In a similar move, GM’s other truck brand, Chevy, has added an electric tailgate to the new Silverado HD, which allows the tailgate to raise or lower with just the press of a button — on the key fob, on the interior dashboard, and on the tailgate itself.
  2. Multiple camera views: For 2020, the Chevy Silverado HD gets up to 15 camera views available, making it easier to change lanes, reverse, and navigate tight spaces, with or without a trailer. That’s more cameras than any other truck in the segment. The bird’s-eye camera (HD Surround Vision) and the industry-first transparent trailer view camera are two of the standouts.
  3. Improved storage: Chevy upped its game in terms of in-cabin storage for the 2020 model, with a wireless charging station, hidden storage compartments, and more.

Experience the fresh details of the 2020 Silverado HD for yourself when you stop by Mountain Chevrolet.

River Rafting and Kayaking in Colorado

River Rafting and Kayaking in Colorado | Silverado 2500HD Near A River

Whether you’re a longtime outdoor adventurer or taking your first trip down the beautiful Colorado River, Glenwood Springs is the perfect place to start your next journey. Here’s a look at three prime spots for river rafting and kayaking in Colorado.

Grizzly Creek Rest Area

This launching point is a hotspot for rafters, kayakers, and fishing dories. The 5-mile stretch from here to Two Rivers Park is loaded with Class II and Class III rapids, making this an ideal starting point for experienced boaters.

Two Rivers Park

Although Two Rivers Park is the stopping point for many journeys, it’s the perfect starting point for kayakers and rafters looking to travel west. This calm stretch of the river allows you to serenely float through the South Canyon.

Bair Ranch

Located in the eastern part of scenic Glenwood Canyon, this humble rest area provides an improvised launching point for canoes, kayaks, rafts, and other small paddle-powered watercraft. This stretch of the Colorado is deep, wide, and relatively gentle, making it a safe bet for first-time adventurers. Boaters are required to exit at the Hanging Lake take out, located two-and-a-half hours downstream.

For more places on where to go river rafting and kayaking near Glenwood Springs, contact us at Mountain Chevrolet. Or stop by in person to browse our selection of adventure-ready SUVs, or to find out more about available roof racks you can add to your current ride.

Get Ready for Your Next Adventure: Hiking Tips for Beginners

2019 Chevrolet driving up mountain | Glenwood Springs, CO

The weather is warm, nature has bloomed, and now is the perfect time to head out on the hiking trail. But what if you’ve never hiked before? Never fear, we’re here to help you get started. Here are some hiking tips for beginners to keep in mind as you prepare for your first hike.

Start small. You don’t want to push yourself too hard the first time you head out on the trail. That’s why you should select a shorter hike for your first time, eventually building up to bigger ones.

Check the weather. It’s important that you dress appropriately for the weather, so make sure you continually check the weather before you head out. Pack according to the weather, too.

Pack the essentials. Whenever you head out on a trail, you should make sure that you pack ten essential systems to stay safe. This includes:

  • Navigation like a map and compass
  • Sun protection
  • Extra clothing
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • First-aid supplies
  • Fire starters
  • Repair kit and tools
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Emergency shelter

Wear the right shoes and socks. Hiking will do a number on your feet, so it’s important that you invest in good hiking shoes and socks. Choose only wool or synthetic socks and pack blister dressings just in case you end up with a bad one.

If you’re in need of a new Chevy to transport you to and from hiking destinations, stop by Mountain Chevrolet. We’ll help you find the right vehicle to match your lifestyle and preferences.

Check Out Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park This Summer

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | Glenwood Springs CO

Are you looking for a dash of adventure in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, this summer? Nothing tops Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, America’s only mountain-top theme park. The park is open year-round, but our favorite time to go is in the summer. The park has everything for thrill seekers and families: fun rides, great food, special events, cave tours, and breathtaking views.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is most famous for its six daring thrill rides, including the Haunted Mine Drop, the Alpine Coaster, the Giant Canyon Swing, the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster, and the Glenwood Canyon Flyer. The Haunted Mine Drop is the park’s newest ride while the Glenwood Canyon Flyer provides incredible views of the Colorado River from high up above. True thrill seekers should take a ride on the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster, which is the continent’s highest elevation, full-sized roller coaster; like its name implies, it truly does hang right over the edge of a cliff, affording even more stunning views of the river below.

If you get hungry during your visit, grab a bite at The Lookout Grille, which, in addition to having fantastic food, is a great lookout point (go figure) for the world below.

You can purchase tickets or annual passes on the website here. If you need a ride to get to the park, check out our vehicles here at Mountain Chevrolet.

Preparing For The 16th Annual Glenwood Springs Car Show

Glenwood Springs Car Show | Mountain Chevy

For car enthusiasts, summer is the season for road trips, time in the garage, and, best of all, car shows.  Whether you’re looking to showcase your masterpiece or admire the dream machines on display, check out the 16th Annual Glenwood Springs Car Show for a great time. With live music, door prizes, a cooling tent, a spark plug-changing contest, and oldies dress-up, there’s plenty of fun to be had.

While everyone is welcome to join in the festivities, if you’re looking to show off your car, you’ll want to do a little preparation. Here are a few tips to get your car in showing shape.

First, give it a thorough wash; then buff out any minor flaws with a smoothing hand polish. Follow that up with a finishing glaze, and finish with a few coats of high-shine carnauba wax. You can also use conditioners to freshen up all of your car’s interior and exterior plastic, rubber, and leather surfaces. When you’re at the show, keep a microfiber cloth and touch-up spray on hand to clear away any dust, smudges, or fingerprints.

The car show will last from July 26-27. On July 26, the event will begin with a cruise-in at Vicco’s Charcoalburger Drive-In at 6:00 p.m., while on July 27, the lineup for the show starts at 8 a.m. in the Glenwood Springs High School parking lot. If you’re looking for a place to stay, try the event’s lodging partners at Red Mountain Inn and Caravan Inn.

At Mountain Chevrolet, we’re proud to be a part of a community so invested in classic automobiles. We hope to see you at the big car show!