A Guys Trip to Grand Junction

Grand Junction, nestled in Colorado's Western Slope, is the perfect place for your next man-cation. With over 300 days of sunshine, plenty of places to grab a bite to eat or a hearty burger, two distilleries and six breweries, there is no better place to get some suds with your buds.

Day One:


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Start your trip off right with a tee time at one of Grand Junction’s five public golf courses. The green fairways set against the red sandstone cliffs make this one of the most uniquely picturesque places to break out the clubs. Named the best public course in Colorado, the Golf Club at Redlands Mesa is reason enough for a visit to Grand Junction. If you start early, the cool crisp morning will give way to a warm sunny back nine, leaving everyone thirsty for a tasty craft brew.


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The Grand Junction area might be home to 27 wineries, but it’s not the only thing fermenting in the Grand Valley. Some of the finest craft breweries and distilleries in Grand Junction have made a name for themselves in Colorado’s beer scene, including local favorite Edgewater Brewery. Edgewater offers a spectacular outdoor space fully equipped with cornhole, picnic benches, and a fantastic view of the Book Cliffs. Or try Rockslide Brewery on Main Street, which boasts a twice-daily happy hour serving up craft beers brewed onsite alongside a mouth-watering menu.  

Next, you’ll want to wander over to Lil’ Ole’ Winemaker in Downtown Grand Junction and talk to the owners about brewing beer and making wine. They’ve been doing it since the ‘70s and have helped many of the local vintners and brewers refine their craft.

Evening: There’s no better bang for your buck than a minor league baseball game. Enjoy America’s favorite pastime in Grand Junction’s temperate evening weather. The Grand Junction Rockies, a small league feeder team for the MLB's Colorado Rockies, guarantee a good time. Tickets and concession goods are affordable, leaving more money to stay longer in Grand Junction.

Day Two:


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Start the morning in Downtown Grand Junction with a filling breakfast from Dream Café, where the food will put you on cloud nine. Seriously, the steak and jalapeno eggs benedict is killer. Once you’re fueled up, head across the street to Brown Cycles and pick up mountain bike rentals. It’s time to hit the trails at Lunch Loops. Here, you’ll find some of the best, most technically challenging mountain biking in Colorado. This network of interconnected trails forms a massive spider web of endless possibilities. While there is no shortage of epic trails here, perhaps none is more famous than the Gunny Loop.

After you’ve pedaled until your legs couldn’t pedal anymore, drop into to Handlebar Tap House, right down the road from the trailhead. Craft your burger and sip a beer from one of one the 25 on tap.


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If Lunch Loops didn’t get your adrenaline pumping, this certainly will. It’s time to put the pedal to the floor with Adrenaline Driven Adventure Company. Rent two of four-seater RZRs and conquer the Grand Junction OHV area. This expansive desert terrain offers miles and miles of off-road possibilities. Fly through the open desert or climb steep hills and ride along narrow ridges. Or, take a guided tour and explore off-road paradises like Bangs Canyon.


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Dive into Grand Junction's unmatched local farm-to-table dining scene. Visit Goat & Clover Tavern on Main Street for hefty sandwiches, burgers, and other food celebrating the British Isles. So, raise a glass and cheers to an epic guys' weekend, you deserve it!

Gals, don't worry, we have you covered too! Check our guide to a Gals Getaway! And guys, we know you want to make a whiskey candle to add some flare to your man cave, so we encourage you to mix it up and swap activities to make your own special weekend.

Looking for more ways to experience Grand Junction? Check out itineraries on page 16 of the Grand Junction Adventure Guide.