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On the western slope of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, you’ll find Grand Junction.

The landscape surrounding Grand Junction provides an ideal environment for year-round outdoor adventure.

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  • Boneshaker Adventures
    Grand Junction
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Boneshaker Adventures offers mountain bike camps and lessons for people of all ages. Their experienced and passionate coaches can help those new to the sport build a solid foundation, or help...
  • Window Rock Trail
    Colorado National Monument
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Level loop trail through pinyon-juniper woodland to overlook with excellent views of Monument and Wedding canyons and most of their major rock formations, including Independence Monument. Trail...
  • Troy Built Loop
    Loma, Exit #15
    Loma, CO 81524
    The Troy Built Loop is very difficult but takes the rider through amazing high views. The trail is rocky and is a single track, taking changes in elevation and difficulty for eight miles.    ...
  • James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park Fruita Section
    595 Hwy 340
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Visitors enjoy fifty-seven clean and comfortable campsites with outstanding views of the Colorado National Monument and easy access to the One Riverfront trail system, Colorado River and downtown...
  • Lions Loop
    Loma Exit #15
    Loma, CO 81524
    Lion's Loop This trail is nearly eight miles of difficult terreain meant for experienced riders. The ride is mainly downhill and will pass through amazing views of the terrain below. Length: 7.8...
  • Tabegauche Trail - Grand Junction Section
    Monument Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    The Tabeguache (pronounced TAB-a-watch) Trail crosses public land for 142 miles, connecting Montrose and Grand Junction, Colorado. The trail begins in Shavano Valley and weaves through the canyons,...
  • James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park
    595 Hwy 340
    Fruita, CO 81521
    James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park is made up of five separate and distinct sections spread out over 35 miles along the Colorado River. Fruita is on the west end and Island Acres is on the...
  • Western Anglers
    413 Main St.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Guided fly fishing trips, beginner - advanced casting & tying lessons, retail fishing gear.  Booked June-August.  Grand Mesa and river toward Rifle.
  • The Ribbon
    Orchard Mesa
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    The Ribbon trail is extremely fun, taking the rider through mostly fast downhill terrain. On this trail there is going to be more vegetation than other trails in the area, but it is very fast and...
  • Westlake Skateboard Park
    325 W. Orchard Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Westlake Skateboard Park is located in Westlake Park and offers a nine-hole disc golf course, open space, picnic shelter, picnic tables, playground equipment, restrooms, walking path, and a skate...
  • Junction West RV Park
    793 22 Rd.
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    Grassy "Rustic tent" sites with shade, fire ring and views of the surrounding mountains - shared water and electric nearby.  "Deluxe tent" sites include water and electricity on the site.  All tent...
  • MotoDiscovery
    528 23 Rd.
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    MotoDiscovery Rentals provides adventure rental motorcycles, support equipment and organized motorcycle tours in Western Colorado and around the world. 
  • Glenwood Mountain Guides
    341 Park Drive
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
    We offer unique outdoor adventures in the high desert and canyons of western Colorado. Learn rock climbing, rappelling, and canyoneering. Climb Independence Monument or Unaweep Canyon. Our self...
  • Canyon Rim Trail
    Colorado National Monument
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Level trail following the cliff edge above colorful Wedding Canyon. Outstanding views. The trail is difficulty is easy and it will take 1/2 hour to complete one way. Length is .5 miles.
  • Rapid Creek Trail
    northwest side of the Grand Mesa
    Palisade, CO 81526
    Rapid Creekt trails lies northwest of the Grand Mesa, exiting Palisade, CO. This trail takes the user over 2,400 feet in elevation and is full of beautiful green scenery. Rapid Creek is a long...
  • City of Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Department
    1340 Gunnison Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department is located in Lincoln Park, and is dedicated to providing all people quality recreation and leisure opportunities.
  • James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park Wildlife Area Section
    Exit 37 Off I-70
    Grand Junction, CO 81504
    Easy access to the Riverfront trail and watchable wildlife opportunities
  • Grand Junction Harley-Davidson
    2747 Crossroads Blvd
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    Grand Junction Harley-Davidson is an 11 time winner of the prestigous Bar and Shield Award. We offer genuine Harley-Davidson clothing, riding gear, and souvenirs! In addition to that we have a huge...
  • 13 Road
    Fruita, CO 81521
    The Loma Boat Launch provides public access to the Colorado River. Convinetley located right of I-70. Loma Boat Launch is a popular place for rafters, kayackers, paddleboarder, and tubers to enter...
  • Corkscrew Trail
    Wildwood Drive
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Originally built by John Otto in 1909. Follow Liberty Cap Trail to trail junction sign at 1.0 mile (1.6 km). Turn left and hike 0.2 miles (0.3 km) to Corkscrew Trail sign; descend steep "corkscrew"...
  • Zippity Do Da
    18 Road
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Zippity Do Da is a trail for expert riders. This trail takes the rider through changes in elevations and steep downhills that will push any rider to their limits. Breathtaking views are constant in...
  • One Riverfront
    544 Rood Avenue, Room 214
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    The One Riverfront Trail System celebrates and preserves the cottonwood groves, wetlands, cattail marshes, gravel bars and islands of the Colorado (originally the Grand) and the Gunnison Rivers....
  • Lincoln Park/Stocker Stadium/Suplizio Field
    12th Street & Gunnison Avenue
    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 ...
  • 611 25 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81505