Grand Junction - Northwest Colorado

Includes Clifton, De Beque, Fruita, Gateway, Palisade

Experience Grand Junction, Colorado

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 Vineyard
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

Featured Grand Junction Businesses

Grand Junction KOA Holiday -- Western Colorado
On Hwy 50, next to Fairgrounds near Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction. KOA WiFi at all sites! Level, shaded sites: BIG Rigs, travel trailers, tents. Outdoor Pool! Clubs welcome. Cabins rentals.

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Highline Lake State Park
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.

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James M Robb-Colorado River State Park
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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Moondance RV and Campground
Moondance has luxury BIG RIG RV pull-thru sites. Separate tenting area. RV PARK and CAMPGROUND in Grand Junction. Visit the Colorado National Monument and Grand Mesa! . . . . Pets allowed!

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Grand Junction Activities & Maps

National Parks and Monuments:
Colorado National Monument

Scenic Byways:
Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway
Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic Byway

Seasonal Attractions:
Mesa County Fairgrounds

Rafting & Kayaking:
Lower Colorado River Rafting & Kayaking


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