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The landscape surrounding Grand Junction provides an ideal environment for year-round outdoor adventure.

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  • GJ SUP & Grand Junction Adventures
    1695 Las Colonias Landing
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    GJ SUP/ Grand Junction Adventures is a licensed river outfitter located on the Western Slope of Colorado. We have SUP, raft, tube and kayak rentals. We offer guided women's adventure & wellness...
  • 2583 Hwys 6 & 50
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • Prime Cut Trail
    18 Road
    Fruita, CO 81521
    The Prime Cut biking trail is a short and casual trail apt for beginners. The trail is smooth and no huge changes in elevation or difficulty, making it ideal for very young or beginning riders....
  • 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
  • Moore Fun Trail
    Loma Exit #15
    Loma, CO 81524
    Moore Fun Trail This is a technically and physically demanding biking trail, consisting of 7 miles of changes in elevations, terrain, and speed. Length: 7 miles Difficulty: Difficult
  • 4191 South 16 Road
    Glade Park, CO 81523
    On top of training horses for ranchwork, roping, barrel racing, and cow cutting, this horse ranch also offers guided trail rides. Ride in the arena or head onto BLM land right next to the ranch for...
  • 18 Road Trails Area
    Fruita
    Fruita, CO 81521
    This is what put Fruita on the mountain biking map! The North Fruita Desert Special Recreation Management Area includes 72,000 acres and 250 miles of designated recreation routes. Much of the area...
  • RockyMounts
    2898 Riverside Pkwy
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    RockyMounts specializes in high-quality racks to haul all your bikes, skis, and snowboards. 
  • EagleRider Motorcycle Rentals / Motorcycle Accessories
    2060 East Main Street
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    EagleRider of Grand Junction is the place to rent a late model Harley-Davidson® or BMW motorcycle to travel the Rocky Mountains, Moab, Utah, the West and much more.  We operate alongside Motorcycle...
  • 1675 Aspen St
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
  • The Gunnison River Bluffs Trail
    Orchard Mesa
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    The Gunnison River Bluffs Trail is quite and tranquil. It will take the user through the beautiful deseart, showcasing its wildlife and deseart flowers.  This trail provides with an excellent...
  • Jet Boat Colorado
    2237 Roan Creek Rd.
    De Beque, CO 81630
    "The most thrilling boat tour on the Colorado River".  Adventure and Scenic Jet Boat tours for the whole family. 1/2 mile north of I-70 in Debeque, CO
  • Desert Rat Tours - Bike Guide & Tours
    No Store Front - Call For Information
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Whether it be on skinny tires or fat, Desert Rat Tours will take care of you in classic Western hospitality and style as you roll along through the scenery.  The winding roads through sandstone...
  • Get Air at the Silo - Trampoline Park
    715 S. 7th Street
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Get Air at the Silo is a trampoline park and more that is loads of fun for all ages.  With over 10,000 square feet of trampolines, ninja courses and climbing walls that includes trampolines, foam...
  • Kids Meal Loop
    Colorado National Monument
    Fruita, CO 81521
    The Kid's Meal Loop is the easiest loop in the Tabeguache Lunch Loop. It is perfectly suibtable for kids, providing smooth riding. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1.7 Miles
  • Western Anglers
    413 Main St.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Whether you're looking for a beginning fly-fishing lesson or an all-day trip, there's no better way to discover the local hot-spots than with an experienced fishing or hunting guide. Call Western...
  • Adrenaline Driven Adventure Company
    750 1/4 Horizon Drive
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    The Most Thrilling Off-Road Experience on the Western Slope of Colorado.  Experience the Adventure with Polaris Adventures RZR Rentals & Tours.  Half Day/Full Day options available and are perfect...
  • Twist-N-Shout Loop
    Orchard Mesa
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    The Twist-N-Shout Loop conscits of twists and turns but is an easy ride and will not push users too much, making appropriate for beginners. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 4.4 Miles Round trip
  • Unaweep Canyon
    Unaweep Canyon
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Unaweep Canyon is just outside of Grand Junction, accessed by Highway 141. Translated, Unaweep Canyon roughly means "the Cayon with Two Mouths" and it is the only canyon in the world to have two...
  • Clays 2 Raise Fundraising Tournament

    Clays 2 Raise Fundraising Tournament

    3934 I 9/10 Rd
    De Beque, CO 81630
  • Ute Water Conservancy Districts Jerry Creek Fish-a-Thon

    Ute Water Conservancy Districts Jerry Creek Fish-a-Thon

    Jerry Creek Reservoir No. 1
    Colbran, CO 81624
  • 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...
  • Mesa Creek Back Country Ski Area
    39.067171, -108.105364
    Eckert, CO 81418
    Mesa Creek Back Country Ski area is the Mesa's original ski area. After the lifts were moved to what is now Powderhorn Resort, it became a haven for back-country skiers seeking their own lines....
  • 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...