Grand Junction - Northwest 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.
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.
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.
Featured Grand Junction Businesses
Near Grand Junction Regional Airport the Clarion Inn features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, fitness center and on-site restaurant and lounge. Free WiFi and deluxe continental breakfast.
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.
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.
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.
Moondance has luxury BIG RIG RV pull-thru sites. Separate tenting area. RV PARK and CAMPGROUND in Grand Junction. WiFi! 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
Mesa County Fairgrounds
Rafting & Kayaking:
Lower Colorado River Rafting & Kayaking