Five Ways to Take Advantage of Mud Season in Grand Junction

Adventure is a year-round activity around Grand Junction. With plenty of sunshine and temperate weather, most days you can play 18 holes of golf and ride your bike while the snow is melting in other parts of high country. Here are just a few ideas for springtime adventure.

Road Biking

Colorado National Monument is a truly breathtaking landscape, with towering red rock structures and scenic desert vistas perfect for a road ride along the 23 mile winding Rim Rock Drive. For more details, check out "Road Biking Colorado National Monument: A Cycling Trip to Remember". 



Mountain Biking

Western Colorado is famously known for mountain biking, especially in the spring season. Check out the Lunch Loops or Three Sisters Park when you visit. Other well-known singletrack areas include 18 Road and Kokopelli Loops 15 miles west of Grand Junction.



Hiking and Bird Watching

The One Riverfront Trail System, is a 24.5-mile trail that follows the Colorado River from and passes several sections of the James M Robb Colorado River State Park along the way. It also includes a tranquil 1.4-mile section called the Audubon Trail. The Audubon Trail goes through a wildlife preserve that's home to over 200 species of birds. It is flat and paved, perfect for viewing the changing landscape and many species of birds and wildlife that call the Colorado Riverfront home.




With 27 wineries in the area, there are delicious discoveries around every corner in Grand Junction and the surrounding area. Many of these locally owned wineries feature a tasting room and are open year-round; it's the the perfect place to relax after a Western Colorado adventure. There are also six breweries and two distilleries in the area.




With five beautifully designed public courses to choose from and almost 300 days of sunshine a year, golfing is a year-round sport here.  The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa was voted the number one course you can play in Colorado by Golfweek. 




Downtown Grand Junction features over 100 amazing public art installations, all part of Art on the Corner, plus great boutique shopping. There are also many fresh and trendy restaurants serving innovative cuisine made with local ingredients. Pair your meal with a local beverage for a true farm-to-table experience, so make sure to visit to Main Street for a true treat for the senses.