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  • Bangs Canyon Trailhead - Billings Canyon Jeep Trail
    Little Park Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    The Bangs Canyon Trailhead lies at the heart of the Bangs Canyon Special Recreation Management Area and provides access to several different trails and recreation opportunities. These include:...
  • Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool
    12th Street & Gunnison Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    This 50 meter outdoor pool features a waterslide, Splash Pad water playground, a 13' diving well with 1 meter and 3 meter diving boards, and a separate, shallow water (2' - 4') instructional tank....
  • Magellan Loop
    BLM Bangs Canyon Management Area
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    The Magellan trail is a double track trail, giving ample space for bikers in groups. There will be changes in elevation and terrain (for example, from dirt to slickrock) as well as beautiful...
  • Andys Loop Trail - Lunch Loop Trail System
    Little Park Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Andy's Loop Trail is part of the Lunch Loop trail system. Andy's Loop can be accessed accross the road of the Little Park Trailhead, or the Monument Road Lunch Loop Trailhead. Mountain bikers...
  • Grand Mesa Nordic Council
    No Physical Addess
    Grand Junction, CO 81502
    GMNC is dedicated to promoting fun, safe, diversified skiing experiences on the Grand Mesa for skiers of all ages, abilities, and interests....
  • Colorado Discover Ability
    P.O. Box 1924
    Grand Junction, CO 81502
    River rafting, skiing, snowboarding, camping, biking, climbing and organized trips for the "physically challenged or disabled."
  • Canyon Rim Trail
    Colorado National Monument
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Level trail following the cliff edge above colorful Wedding Canyon. Outstanding views. The trail is difficulty is easy and it will take 1/2 hour to complete one way. Length is .5 miles.
  • Palisade Riverbend Trail
    Palisade
    Palisade, CO 81526
    The Palisade Riverbend Trail is part of the Colorado Riverfront Trail System. It takes the user through 4 miles of beautiful scenery and marshes along the Colorado River. The trail is paved and...
  • Lunch Loop Bike Park
    Monument Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    The Lunch Loop Bike Park is located right off the Lunch Loop Trailhead. This bike park is great for families who want to accommodate different bike skill levels....
  • Window Rock Trail
    Colorado National Monument
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Level loop trail through pinyon-juniper woodland to overlook with excellent views of Monument and Wedding canyons and most of their major rock formations, including Independence Monument. Trail...
  • Ottos Trail
    John Ottos Trail
    Colorado National Monument, CO 81507
    Gently sloping trail that leads to overlook with dramatic view of many monoliths. Trail will take 1/2 hour to complete one way and is  0.5 miles in length. Trail dificulty: easy
  • Butterknife Trail
    Orchard Mesa
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
  • Old Kiln Trail
    Bangs Canyon Management jArea
    Orchard mesa, CO 81503
    Old Kiln Trail is a pleasant trail, located in the Bangs Canyon Management Area. Following this trail will lead users to an old lime kiln which they'll be able to see up close. This trail is...
  • Corkscrew Trail
    Wildwood Drive
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Originally built by John Otto in 1909. Follow Liberty Cap Trail to trail junction sign at 1.0 mile (1.6 km). Turn left and hike 0.2 miles (0.3 km) to Corkscrew Trail sign; descend steep "corkscrew"...
  • Serpents Trail
    Monument Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Called "the crookedest road in the world," this historic trail has 16 switchbacks. The trail climbs steadily from east to west through Wingate Sandstone. Built in the early 1900s, this route was...
  • Rimrock Adventures
    927 Highway 340
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Rimrock Adventures offers raft, canoe, inflatable kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals.  We offer 12', 14', 16' and 18' raft rentals.  Paddle rafts and Oar rafts.  We also rent river toilets,...
  • Audubon Trail
    West side of Grand Junction
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    The Audubon trail is a pleasant ride along the Colorado River. The trail is paved, making it adeal for road bikes. Along this trail the user will see a variaty of plant and small animals as well as...
  • Adobe Creek National Golf Course
    876 18 1/2 Road
    Fruita, CO 81521
    With the Colorado National Monument as its backdrop, this 27-hole, championship golf course features a pro-shop, lounge and dining area. Rental clubs, lessons and pull or powered carts are...
  • Tiara Rado Golf Course
    2057 South Broadway
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    This scenic, 18-hole, public course is located at the base of the Colorado National Monument. Red cliffs tower overhead as scenic vistas of the Grand Valley make it hard to keep your head down....
  • Coke Ovens Trail
    Monument Canyon
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Trail descends gradually and parallels the hillside to the overlook. Look upon the massive rounded Coke Ovens, an illustration of the effects of time and weather on the Wingate Sandstone....
  • U.S. Forest Service
    2777 Crossroads Blvd.
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are located on the western slope of the Colorado Rockies. These three Forests cover 3,161,912 acres of public land in the central and...
  • Alcove Nature Trail
    Colorado National Monument
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Self-guiding nature trail into an ancient sand dune. Trail will take 1/2 hour one way and is .5 miles in distance. Trail difficulty: Easy
  • The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa
    2325 W. Ridges Blvd.
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Grand Junction's newest golf course is spectacular. Continuously voted in the top 100 Public Golf Courses in The U.S.
  • Pet-E-Kes Trail - Lunch Loop Trail System
    Monument Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507