Five Things You Can Experience Only in Grand Junction During Mud Season in the Mountains!

Adventure is a year-round activity around Grand Junction. With plenty of sunshine and temperate weather most days you can play 18 holes of golf and ride your bike while the snow is melting in other parts of high country. Here are just a few ideas for springtime adventure.

Road Biking

Colorado National Monument is a truly breathtaking landscape, with towering red rock structures and scenic desert vistas perfect for a road ride along the 23 mile winding Rim Rock Drive.

 

Mountain Biking

Western Colorado is famously known for mountain biking, especially in the spring season. Check out the Lunch Loops/Tabeguache Trail System or Three Sisters Park when you visit. Other well-known singletrack areas include 18 Road north of Fruita and the wildly popular Kokopelli Loops near Loma.

*Please note the difficulty of the trail to ensure that you are properly prepared.

 

Hiking and Bird Watching

The Colorado Riverfront Trail, one of the“16 in 2016” trails designated by Colorado’s Governor Hickenlooper, is a 28-mile trail which include a tranquil 1.4-mile section called the Audubon Section. It is flat and mostly paved, perfect for viewing the changing landscape and many species of bird and wildlife that call the Colorado Riverfront home.

 

Sipping

With 22 wineries in the area, there are delicious discoveries around every corner around Grand Junction and the Grand Valley. These locally owned wineries feature a tasting room and are open year-round; the perfect place to go after a Western Colorado adventure.

 

Golfing

You have five beautifully designed public courses to choose from, and with almost 300 days of sunshine a year, golfing is a year-round sport here. One of the top rated public courses in Colorado is right here in Grand Junction!

 

Indulging

Downtown Grand Junction features over 100 amazing public art installations, plus great boutique shopping. There are also many popular restaurants ready to serve local cuisine paired with a local beverage of your choice, so make sure to visit to Main Street for a true treat for the senses.