Winter in Grand Junction is an experience that can’t be found anywhere else in Colorado. This high-desert destination is everything you expect from a Rocky Mountain winter with a few added bonuses. Mountain biking, dry trail hiking, and OHVing are just a few activities you can experience year-round. Plus, Grand Junction is only 45 minutes from one of Colorado’s famed ski resorts, but without the high-cost other Colorado resorts are known for.


Year-round Hiking, Biking & OHVing

Bikers on Bike Trail

Not ready to pack away the hiking boots or the wheels? Grand Junction’s trails are primarily dry throughout the winter making for year-round outdoor adventures. Colorado National Monument is just six miles from Downtown Grand Junction, providing scenic hiking amid striking red rock canyons. If a two-wheel thrill is more your speed, the Lunch Loops Trail is known for its impeccable trail system and is a mountain biker's dream, offering easy to technical rides.


Downtown Grand Junction’s Sculptures

Your Guide to the Art Scene in Grand Junction

Downtown delivers a world of magic and inspiration year-round. Grab a hot cocoa or coffee from one of the many trendy coffee shops on Main Street and peruse over 115 sculptures and murals that frame the wide sidewalks. Most of Downtown is privately owned boutiques, antique shops, and outdoor equipment stores, guaranteeing you will find something you like. You can also find various restaurants, breweries, and tasting rooms in Downtown Grand Junction, so you don't have to walk far to grab a bite to eat and a drink. 


Colorado’s Approachable and Affordable Ski Resort

Skier jumping at Powderhorn Mountain Resort

While many ski resorts are known for traffic, expensive ski passes and crowds, Powderhorn Mountain Resort is recognized for easy access, affordability and no lift lines. The resort is only 45 minutes from the city, so it’s easy to get to and there are over 32 area hotels and hundreds of vacation homes in Grand Junction to catch your Z’s at. You can stay longer and enjoy all the other activities, including hiking in the Colorado National Monument, thanks to Grand Junction's affordable lodging options. So, load up the car or hop on a flight, grab your gear, and head to Grand Junction for your next Colorado ski trip!


Snow sports on the world’s largest flat-top mountain

Cross Country Skiing

As the largest flat-top mountain in the world, the Grand Mesa has all the winter activities you desire. Standing at 10,000 feet in elevation, this record-holding plateau is groomed with over 31 miles of professional Nordic ski trails, over 300 lakes filled with freshwater trout, snowshoe routes that lead to pristine winter landscapes and sledding hills that are perfect for the good old-fashioned toboggan ride. There is snow much fun to be had on the Grand Mesa. 


For more ways to experience Grand Junction and to help plan your trip, check out the Official Grand Junction Visitor Guide.