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  • Steves Loop
    Loma (Exit #15)
    Loma, CO 81524
    Steve's Loop is part of the Kokopelli trail system. This trail takes the user through moderate changes in elevation at first but does get high enough to get an absolutely spectacular view of the...
  • Free Lunch Trail - Lunch Loop Trail System
    Little Park Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    The Lunch Line Trail is part of the Lunch Loop Trail System. For a trail map click here....
  • Corn Lake Trail
    South-West part of Grand Junction along the Colorado River
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    The Corn Lake Trail is part of the many trails that make up the Colorado Riverfront Trail System. This trail is paved, making it adequate for hikers, bikers, and equestrain use. It takes the user...
  • 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."
  • Three Sisters Park
    Mesa County
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    The 130 acre Three Sisters Project offers a rare opportunity to acquire and place into public ownership a strategic property that will improve access to an extremely popular non-motorized trail...
  • Highline Lake State Park
    1800 11.8 Road
    Loma, CO 81524
    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​An oasis in the desert, Highline Lake is the recreation epicenter for the Grand Valley with two lakes, lush grass,...
  • Bill Burkes 4-Wheeling America LLC
    No Store Front
    GRAND JUNCTION, CO 81501
    Bill Burke has been an internationally recognized 4x4 trainer and professional guide for 28+ years. Bill teaches everything you need to know about safe back country driving, and plans and leads...
  • Bangs Canyon Trailhead - Rough Canyon 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:...
  • Rustlers Loop
    Loma Exit #15
    Loma, CO 81524
    rustler's Loop is the first self-teaching mountain bike trail in the United States. The purpose of this trial is to give both beginners and experienced riders tips on everything from riding skills,...
  • State Park Areas
    Grand Junction, CO
  • Palisade Rim Trail
    n/a
    Palisade, CO 81526
    The Palisade Rim Trail is a moderate trail that takes you up along the edge of the cliffs east of Palisade. The trail begins with an 800 foot climb that brings you to an amazing view of the Grand...
  • Rapid Creek Trail
    northwest side of the Grand Mesa
    Palisade, CO 81526
    Rapid Creekt trails lies northwest of the Grand Mesa, exiting Palisade, CO. This trail takes the user over 2,400 feet in elevation and is full of beautiful green scenery. Rapid Creek is a long...
  • Monument Canyon Trail
    Colorado National Monument
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    The Monument Canyon trail sits right in the Colorado National Monument. This splendid trail takes the user through amazing sandstone formations and gorgeous views. Length: 12 miles Difficulty:...
  • 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....
  • Devils Kitchen Trail
    Monument Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Gradual ascent to a natural opening formed by a circle by huge upright boulders. At the first fork, go right. At the second fork, go left. Follow the trail across the wash. As you proceed up the...
  • Colorado Riverfront Trails
    544 Rood Avenue, Room 214
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    The Colorado Riverfront Trail System celebrates and preserves the cottonwood groves, wetlands, cattail marshes, gravel bars and islands of the Colorado (originally the Grand) and the Gunnison...
  • Driven Experiences
    43200 Highway 141
    Gateway, CO 81522
    A Once-in-a Lifetime Driving Experience Behind the Wheel of a Pro-Baja Truck. Driven Experiences is a new off-road driving school offered at Gateway Canyons Resort. Ride Drive or Race. All skill...
  • Horsethief Bench Loop
    Loma Exit #15
    Loma, CO 81524
    rustler's Loop is the first self-teaching mountain bike trail in the United States. The purpose of this trial is to give both beginners and experienced riders tips on everything from riding skills,...
  • Ute Petroglyph Trail
    East of the town of Palisade
    Palisade, CO 81526
    Petroglyph trail is named after the petroglyphs left behind by Ute indians. This trail is moderate in difficulty and will take the user through native desert vegetation and beautiful views of the...
  • Sports Facilities
    1340 Gunnison Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • Powderhorn Trails
    Mesa County
    Mesa, CO 81643
  • Junction West RV Park
    793 22 Rd.
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    Grassy "Rustic tent" sites with shade, fire ring and views of the surrounding mountains - shared water and electric nearby.  "Deluxe tent" sites include water and electricity on the site.  All tent...
  • Troy Built Loop
    Loma, Exit #15
    Loma, CO 81524
    The Troy Built Loop is very difficult but takes the rider through amazing high views. The trail is rocky and is a single track, taking changes in elevation and difficulty for eight miles.    ...
  • 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...