Grand Junction - Northwest Colorado

Includes Clifton, De Beque, Fruita, Gateway, Palisade

 

Layers of shale, sedimentary rock and red slickrock sandstone, holding countless dinosaur bones, dominate Grand Junction. From rusty oranges to brilliant reds, colors light up the terrain. At the Colorado National Monument, drive Rim Rock Drive for haunting views of sandstone monoliths and red rock canyons. Along the Colorado River are bike paths, places to bird watch or fish. Try boating or canoeing on the river. For mountain bikers, the Kokopelli's Trail is a 136-miles trek to Moab, Utah. Or try 4-wheel driving at the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range, 8 miles north of town.

Large ripe peaches on a tree grown in Palisade, Colorado
Palisade Peaches are Ripe, Sweet and Loaded with Chin-Dripping Juice
Colorado National Monument, Colorado
Family poses around the Colorado National Monument Sign After a Day of Hiking
 

The Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway, a 138-mile route, begins just outside of Grand Junction. It follows the course of Unaweep Canyon, through the vivid red desert of the Dolores River Canyon, opening up on the high plains. Opportunities to discover nature in Grand Junction are endless. Skiers will enjoy Powderhorn Resort, only 35 miles southeast of Grand Junction.

Palisade Vineyard, Colorado
Palisade Vinyard
Picnic at Fruita City Park, Colorado
Picnic at Fruita City Park
 

Today, the mainstay of the community can be found in the acres of apricots, cherries, grapes and peaches sold around the country. Discover one of Colorado's best kept secrets: wineries. In nearby Palisade are five vineyards with tasting rooms and winery tours.

Commercial air travel accommodations are handled by Grand Junction/Walker Field Airport. Please contact your preferred travel agent or airline for flight arrangements.

Grand Junction is near: Grand Mesa Area, North Fork Valley & Rifle

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Premium Grand Junction Businesses

RV Ranch at Grand Junction  link to Colorado vacation
YOUR WESTERN COLORADO BASE CAMP -- Near Grand Junction in Clifton. Beautifully landscaped RV ranch has paved interior roads, shade trees, paved pad sites, camper cabins, heated pool, playground.

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Featured Grand Junction Businesses

Adventure Bound USA: Rafting and Kayaking Trips  link to Colorado vacation New Colorado vacation business
Professionally guided, all-inclusive, river rafting and kayaking trips. Family adventure that is bound to be quality time and life long memories. Start in Grand Junction on the Colorado River through Ruby Canyon.

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Colorado Adventure Center  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
A full service outdoor center -- rafting, biking, zip-lines: Rock Gardens Rafting, Glenwood Bike Tours, Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures, Highside Adventure Tours, Colorado Canopy Adventures.

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Highline Lake State Park  link to Colorado vacation
In the Grand Valley of western Colorado Highline Lake is the ideal base camp for exploring the Grand Junction. Fishing at two lakes. State Park: 31 campsites, swim beach, jet skiing, hiking, boating, sailing.

Tent Camping RV Parks and Resorts 


James M Robb-Colorado River State Park  link to Colorado vacation
Near Grand Junction James M Robb has access to the Colorado River: fishing, hiking, biking. Stay at a campsite near the Colorado National Monument and Grand Mesa. A State Park with 5 unique sections.

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KOA Grand Junction  link to Colorado vacation
On Hwy 50, next to Fairgrounds near Colorado National Monument. KOA with level, well shaded sites for BIG rigs, travel trailers, tents. Outdoor Swimming Pool! Most sites: WI-FI. Tiled showers. Clubs welcome.

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Mesa County Fairgrounds  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Having Fun at the Fairgrounds is easy! Mesa County Fair is July 12-16, 2016. Throughout the year also see rodeos and shows. A large Grandstand venue, Orchard Mesa Lions Club Park, Community Building.

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Moondance RV & Campground  link to Colorado vacation
RV PARK and TENT CAMPGROUND in Grand Junction. Moondance has luxury BIG RIG RV pull-thru sites. Tenting area. Visit the Colorado National Monument and Grand Mesa! Campfires allowed! WI-FI!

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RV Ranch at Grand Junction  link to Colorado vacation
YOUR WESTERN COLORADO BASE CAMP -- Near Grand Junction in Clifton. Beautifully landscaped RV ranch has paved interior roads, shade trees, paved pad sites, camper cabins, heated pool, playground.

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For more travel information contact:

Grand Junction Activities and Maps

National Parks and Monuments:
Colorado National Monument

Scenic Byways:
Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway -UPDATED-
Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic Byway -UPDATED-

Seasonal Attractions:
Mesa County Fairgrounds

Rafting & Kayaking:
Lower Colorado River Rafting & Kayaking


 
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