Colorado River West of Grand Junction

Laura Kiniry wrote: "Opened in 2020, Grand Junction’s 140-acre River Park at Las Colonias diverts water from the Colorado River to create a half-mile lazy river for tubers and floaters. Scenic and slow moving, this downtown waterway passes alongside river islands intended for habitat restoration on one side, and the Colorado Riverfront Trail—24 miles of paved paths that make combining water activities with cycling and rollerblading easy—on the other. Make the most of this newly created stretch by renting tubes from Grand Junction Adventures (located right onsite), floating down to an artificial water wave, then walking back up a dirt path for a repeat performance. Or you can book one of Grand Junction Adventures’ shuttles for a DIY tubing run on the main river, depending on water levels."


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