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The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teamed up to create a set of principles aimed at guiding travel

Grand Junction is well-known for its fruit orchards, as well as its proximity to the

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  • Unaweep Canyon
    Unaweep Canyon
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Unaweep Canyon is just outside of Grand Junction, accessed by Highway 141. Translated, Unaweep Canyon roughly means "the Cayon with Two Mouths" and it is the only canyon in the world to have two...
  • Lincoln Park/Stocker Stadium/Suplizio Field
    910 N 12th Street
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Lincoln Park offers a lighted baseball field and football field, a nine hole golf course with driving range, quarter mile track, picnic shelters, playground equipment, outdoor swimming pool ...
  • Board & Buckle CO
    2822 N. Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • The Gunnison River Bluffs Trail
    Orchard Mesa
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    The Gunnison River Bluffs Trail is quite and tranquil. It will take the user through the beautiful deseart, showcasing its wildlife and deseart flowers.  This trail provides with an excellent...
  • Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway Association
    P.O. Box 122
    Cedaredge, CO 81413
    "Breathtaking scenes overlooking endless forests, and over 300 lakes!" is the easiest way to describe the 63 miles of the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway, which takes you 6,000 ft. skyward into a magical...
  • Powderhorn Trails
    Mesa County
    Mesa, CO 81643
  • Grand Valley River Excursions
    219 Limestone Circle
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    Grand Valley River Excursions offers a variety of fishing experiences in western Colorado. Offering guided fishing trips on the Colorado River from Grizzly Creek to the Utah border. Enjoy fishing...
  • Canyon View Park
    24 Road at I-70 (Exit 28)
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    Canyon View Park is a premiere park providing the perfect setting for many activities. Picnic shelters, fully accessible playground, ponds, open space, restrooms, and trails. This complex includes...
  • Marys Loop Trail - Kokopellis Loop Trails Area
    Loma Exit 15
    Fruita, CO 81521
    This ride is probably the most riden "classic" ride of the canyons area. Highly recommended for first tijme visitors to this area. It is very easily accesed from the freeway. There are many...
  • Devils Kitchen Trail
    Monument Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Gradual ascent to a natural opening formed by a circle by huge upright boulders. At the first fork, go right. At the second fork, go left. Follow the trail across the wash. As you proceed up the...
  • Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Department
    1340 Gunnison Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • Get Air at the Silo - Trampoline Park
    715 S. 7th Street
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Get Air at the Silo is a trampoline park and more that is loads of fun for all ages.  With over 10,000 square feet of trampolines, ninja courses and climbing walls that includes trampolines, foam...
  • Mt. Garfield Trail
    Mount Garfield
    Palisade, CO 81526
    This trail takes the user through 4 steep miles to the top of the iconic Mt. Garfield. This trail is very difficult but getting to the very top of Mt. Garfield is its own reward. Once on top, you...
  • Baron Lake Drive
    Mesa, CO 81501
    The Old Grand Mesa Downhill Shuttle Run is a 14.5 mile trail that decends over 3,000 feet and has less than 100 feet of climbing. This trail takes you down the southern face of the Grand Mesa and...
  • 85FG5XGH+C5
    Mack, CO 81525
    These three campgrounds are all located in Rabbit Valley, a recreation area off I-70 exit 2. Rabbit Valley is home to dozens of trails, most of which are open to bicycles and OHV's. Sites are...
  • North Fruita Desert Campground
    18 Road Trailhead
    Fruita, CO 81521
    The North Fruita Desert campground is equipped with over 100 individual campsites and 8 vault toilets. Reservations are required. This convenient campground provides easy access to mountain biking,...
  • 85CHPCVX+VX
    Whitewater, CO 81527
    Big Dominguez Campground is located in the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area and can be accessed either from Highway 141 or from Highway 50. Sites include fire rings and picnic tables....
  • Perris Powersports
    555 25 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
  • eggleston Lake
    Cedaredge, CO 81431
    Dispersed campground in Grand Mesa National Forest located next to Eggleston Lake. ...
  • Fruit and Wine Byway
    n/a
    Palisade, CO 81526
    The Palisade Fruit & Wine Byway, divided into three routes, is a great way to experience the beautiful orchards, lavender gardens, world class vineyards, premium wineries and fresh farm market...
  • Grand Valley Adventure Tours & Rentals
    2511 Weslo Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    Grand Valley Adventure Tours and Rentals offers high quality dirt bike, snow bike and gear rentals as well as guided tours throughout the Grand Junction area.
  • Bill Burkes 4-Wheeling America LLC
    No Store Front
    GRAND JUNCTION, CO 81501
    Bill Burke has been an internationally recognized 4x4 trainer and professional guide for 28+ years. Bill teaches everything you need to know about safe back country driving, and plans and leads...
  • Rattlesnake Arches Loop
    10 miles west of Grand Junction
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    Rattle Snake Arches loop is a hidden gem to Grand Junction. Following this trail will take the user to Rattle Snake Canyon, which contains the second highest concentration of arches in the U.S. It...
  • Grand Junction OHV Area
    Grand Junction OHV Recreation Area, 27 and 1/4 Rd
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    Grand Junction Open OHV Area provides opportunities for cross-country motorized recreation and time with family and friends, including camping. The western boundary of the Open Area is 27 1/4 Road.