Elaine Glusac with AARP wrote: "Grand Junction serves as an entertaining base for scenic drives amidst geologic wonders. West of the city, the Colorado National Monument offers striking red-rock canyons and stone monoliths, visible from the 23-mile Rim Rock Drive. For a more intimate experience, visitors can park and hike the 1.5-mile round-trip Devils Kitchen Trail. To the east, the scenic byway up Grand Mesa, the world's largest flattop mountain, provides pine forests and alpine lakes. Returning to downtown, one can explore independent book and resale shops, and enjoy local brews at Trail Life Brewing. Accommodations are available beside the Colorado River at Camp Eddy in tiny houses or vintage Airstream trailers."