Grand Junction Through Your Dog's Eyes

Hunting

 

Whether you have a waterfowl/small game pointer or retriever, or a large-game tracking hound, we know your furry friend is an indispensable hunting companion. Bring them along for an epic elk and deer hunting adventure in the Grand Mesa National Forest or Uncompahgre Plateau, or to help you peg geese and ducks along the Colorado River (public lands portions only). Learn more about hunting in the Grand Junction area on page 28 and at VisitGrandJunction.com/Hunting.

Pation Chillin'

 

Soak up some sunshine on one of the many patios that allow leashed pooches. Grab some hearty grub at Spoons Bistro & Bakery or savor some apres-hike bites, lawn games and cold brews at Edgewater Brewery. Enjoy gorgeous views of the Colorado National Monument on the outdoor patio at Tiara Rado Golf Course. The Baker’s Boutique is located at the entrance to Canyon View Park - check it out, your pup would love to take you for a stroll in the City’s largest park, nicely-groomed with lush grass.

SUP

 

There are seemingly endless places to launch your stand-up paddleboard, from the Grand Mesa National Forest’s 300 glassy lakes to the peaceful Colorado River, and pups with stellar balancing skills can go along for the ride. Need a board? Outfitters like Grand Junction Stand Up Paddle Board have your back.

Trail Sniffing

 

Enjoy hiking with your tail-wagging pal? With the exception of Colorado National Monument, where dogs are prohibited on trails, most hiking routes in the Grand Junction area are open to dogs. Go for an easy ramble through cottonwood groves and wetlands on the 24.5-mile Riverfront Trail (oneway) or score unparalleled sunset views of the Grand Mesa on the 8-mile Palisade Rim Trail. Leash laws vary at different locales, so be sure to review them before you head out.

While many hotels in Grand Junction accommodate travelers with furry family members in tow, here are a few cozy options to consider. 

 

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites
  • Clarion Inn
  • Hotel Maverick
  • Hampton Inn
  • Days Inn

 

For more pet-friendly options, browse lodging listings starting on page 40.