Good Housekeeping wrote: "About four hours west of Denver, Grand Junction is a dream come true for families who love both great food and adventure. On some 1 million acres of public lands, hiking and biking trails and ATV tours abound — and there are plenty of outfitters with the equipment that kids need. You could even day-trip to Moab, which is about 90 minutes away. After you return from the fun activities, Grand Junction's charming downtown welcomes you with tasty, affordable eats at family-friendly establishments, like Tacoparty, Pablo's Pizza and Trail Life Brewing.
TESTER NOTES: Our reviewer's family of five split their stay between Camp Eddy — a property that has vintage Airstreams and tiny homes — and Hotel Maverick, which offers family rooms with king-size bunk beds. "Camp Eddy has a great location on the Colorado River and is convenient to downtown. We loved the live music and food trucks they had one night," said our reviewer. "On the campus of Colorado Mesa University, Hotel Maverick has a youthful energy plus the incredible Devil's Kitchen rooftop restaurant with views of Colorado National Monument."