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Grand Junction, Colorado

Don’t overlook this hub on the west edge of the state—home to the world’s largest flat-top mountain, the Grand Mesa. Adrenaline junkies can enjoy downhill skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and more throughout the idyllic region’s many outdoor recreation areas. If you’re looking for some ideas on where to start, head for the nearby hills of Powderhorn Mountain Resort, where adult lift tickets start at a relative bargain $79. The neighboring canyons of Colorado National Monument are a world-class (and otherworldly) hiking mecca. Snag an affordable rental on VRBO or a room at Springhill Suites downtown. Wherever you stay, don’t wrap your vacation without trying the pineapple upside down pancakes at the Dream Cafe and hitting the tasting room at Peach Street Distillers.

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Publish date: December 11, 2022