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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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  • 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...
  • Bangs Canyon Trailhead - Billings Canyon Jeep Trail
    Little Park Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    The Bangs Canyon Trailhead lies at the heart of the Bangs Canyon Special Recreation Management Area and provides access to several different trails and recreation opportunities. These include:...
  • Audubon Trail
    West side of Grand Junction
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    The Audubon trail is a pleasant ride along the Colorado River. The trail is paved, making it adeal for road bikes. Along this trail the user will see a variaty of plant and small animals as well as...
  • Perris Powersports
    555 25 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
  • Mack Ridge Trail
    Loma Exit #15
    Loma, CO 81524
    Mack Ridge Trail This trail takes the rider through  over 7 miles of a a mix of difficult and smooth terrain as well as changing elevations and extremely beautiful and high-up views. Length: 7.1...
  • REI
    925 Independent Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    Mountain bike rentals, stand up paddle board rentals, and snow shoe rentals.
  • Short Shot Trail
    Orchard Mesa
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    The Short Shot trail takes users to amazing views of the surrounding valley as well as the distant bookfliff mountains and gives the user options to redirect on the Nut-N-2-It Trail and Twist-N...
  • eggleston Lake
    Cedaredge, CO 81431
    Dispersed campground in Grand Mesa National Forest located next to Eggleston Lake. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Horsethief Bench Loop
    Loma Exit #15
    Loma, CO 81524
    Horsethief Bench Loop is a dynamic biking trail, challenging bikers  thorugh changing elevations and beautiful scenary. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3.6 miles
  • Douglas Pass Expedition

    Douglas Pass Expedition

    462 Ute Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 82501
  • EagleRider Motorcycle Rentals / Motorcycle Accessories
    2060 East Main Street
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    EagleRider of Grand Junction is the place to rent a late model Harley-Davidson® or BMW motorcycle to travel the Rocky Mountains, Moab, Utah, the West and much more.  We operate alongside Motorcycle...
  • James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park Island Acres Section
    1055 Interstate 70
    Palisade, CO 81526
    Visitors enjoy eighty clean and comfortable campsites with access to fishing, swimming and watchable wildlife opportunities
  • James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park Corn Lake Section
    361 32 Rd.
    Grand Junction, CO 81504
    An ideal location for Riverfront trail and Colorado River boating access as well as shaded picnic sites, fishing and watchable wildlife opportunities
  • Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool
    1340 Gunnison Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Lincoln Park Moyer Pool is 50 meter outdoor pool that features a waterslide, Splash Pad water playground, 13' diving well with 1 meter and 3 meter diving boards, and a separate shallow water (2' -...
  • 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...
  • Rabbit Valley Trail System
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Bordering the Colorado River, Rabbit Valley is a pinyon-juniper desert landscape with rimrock outcrops. Several trails designated for various uses, including ATV and motorcycle riding, wind through...
  • McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (NCA)
    McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Located in the high desert canyon country of western Colorado and eastern Utah, McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area consists of approximately 123,430 acres of BLM-administered land near...
  • Colorado Flight Center
    800 Heritage Way
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    Offering scenic air tours and charter flights out of Grand Junction Regional Airport....
  • Steadfast Steeds Mustang Sanctuary
    1411 S. 16 5/10 Rd.
    Glade Park, CO 81523
    Steadfast Steeds is a mustang sanctuary devoted to showcasing America's wild horse as a "living national treasure" in a publically accessible environment. Guests receive interactive experiences and...
  • 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...
  • Grand Valley BMX
    2785 US Hwy. 50
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    Try BMX Racing! BMX racing is open to anyone who can ride a bike – ages 2–92. At Grand Valley BMX, the racing season lasts all year long, as weather permits. Grand Valley BMX is an officially...
  • Lincoln Park Golf Course
    800 Mantlo Cir.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Lincoln Parks Golf Course is a nine-hole course located in the heart of Grand Junction. It is the oldest golf course on the Western Slope of Colorado that is still operating. This great 9 hole...
  • Tiara Rado Golf Course
    2057 South Broadway
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    Tiara Rado Golf Couse is a scenic, 18-hole, public course located at the base of the Colorado National Monument. Red cliffs tower overhead as scenic vistas of the Grand Valley make it hard to keep...