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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.

Grand Junction and the surrounding area is full of unlimited activities and recreational opportunities perfect for a family getaway.

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  • Free Lunch Trail - Lunch Loop Trail System
    Little Park Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    The Lunch Line Trail is part of the Lunch Loop Trail System....
  • No Thoroughfare Canyon
    Colorado National Monument
    Fruita, CO 81521
    No Thoroughfare Canyon Trail runs along the south side of the Colorado National Monument and is an easy to difficult hike. Caves, rock formations, streams, waterfalls and  water pools make this...
  • 1675 Aspen St
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
  • Joes Ridge Trail
    18 Road Trail System
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Joe's Ridge Trail is located in Fruita and it belongs to the 18 Rd trail system. Joe's Ridge is appropriate for intermediate and experienced riders alike, taking the user through high hills 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...
  • Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness
    Black Ridge Wilderness
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness covers 75,439 acres that spans from directly behind the Colorado National Monument and runs into Utah. Home to seven red rock canyons, Black Ridge Canyons is filled...
  • Colorado E Bikes
    561 25 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    Offering a variety of E Bikes (Electric Bikes), including mountain, fat tire, road, trike, and multipurpose. Rentals available.
  • U.S. Forest Service
    2777 Crossroads Blvd. Unit 1
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are located on the western slope of the Colorado Rockies. These three Forests cover 3,161,912 acres of public land in the central and...
  • Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (NCA)
    Grand Junction, CO
    The 210,172-acre Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, which includes the 66,280-acre Dominguez Canyon Wilderness, was created by the 2009 Omnibus Public Lands Management Act and is part...
  • Monument Canyon Trail
    Colorado National Monument
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    The Monument Canyon trail sits right in the Colorado National Monument. This splendid trail takes the user through amazing sandstone formations and gorgeous views and to the base of Independence...
  • 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
  • 3002 N. I-70 Frontage Rd.
    Grand Junction, CO 81504
    Grand Junction Motor Speedway is one of the premier Kart racing facilities in the country. We provide a full Kart rental program, corporate and team-building programs, professional race management,...
  • Glacier Ice Arena
    2515 Riverside Parkway
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    All ice sports, including hockey, figure skating, public skating, birthdays, and private events. 
  • Desert Rat Tours - Bike Guide & Tours
    No Store Front - Call For Information
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Whether it be on skinny tires or fat, Desert Rat Tours will take care of you in classic Western hospitality and style as you roll along through the scenery.  The winding roads through sandstone...
  • Holy Cross Trail - Lunch Loop Trail System
    Monument Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
  • Imondi Wake Zone
    1583 Cipolla Road
    Fruita, CO 81521
    The Rocky Mountain Region's Exclusive Watersports Cable Park. Wakeboarding, Kneeboarding, Stand-Up Paddle boarding and more!
  • Kodels Canyon Trail
    Colorado National Monument
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Kodels Canyon is west of the west entrance to the Colorado National Monument. To access trailhead, turn off along highway 340 across Dinosaur Hill. This trail will take you to Kodels Canyon 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...
  • RockyTrax
    2150 S. 16 1/2 Rd
    Glade Park, CO 81523
    RockyTrax is a local family-owned and operated company which rents dual sport dirt bikes and campers. RockyTrax also provides day and multi-day guided dirt bike tours throughout Western Colorado,...
  • Uncompahgre National Forest
    2777 Crossroads Blvd., Unit 1
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) recreation, including ATVs and motorcycles, is just one of the many uses allowed on National Forest lands....
  • REI
    925 Independent Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    Mountain bike rentals, stand up paddle board rentals, and snow shoe rentals.
  • Rimrock Adventures
    927 Highway 340
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Rimrock Adventures offers 1, 2 and 3 hour horseback rides into the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, near Colorado National Monument. Rimrock also conducts horseback rides in the Little...
  • Moore Fun Trail
    Loma Exit #15
    Loma, CO 81524
    Moore Fun Trail This is a technically and physically demanding biking trail, consisting of 7 miles of changes in elevations, terrain, and speed. Length: 7 miles Difficulty: Difficult
  • Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool
    2736 Unaweep Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool features a Z shaped pool of 25 meters by 25 yards, with a shallow (2') wading area and 12' diving well. The facility also offers a hot tub and indoor waterslide....