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  • Eggleston Lake
    Cedaredge, CO 81413
    Dispersed campground right next to Eggleston Lake in Grand Mesa National Forest. ...
  • Pineridge Park
    359 Ridges Blvd.
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Pineridge Park offers a basketball court, horseshoe court, portable seasonal restroom, Tennis/Pickleball courts, volleyball court, and playground.
  • Coke Ovens Trail
    Monument Canyon
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Trail descends gradually and parallels the hillside to the overlook. Look upon the massive rounded Coke Ovens, an illustration of the effects of time and weather on the Wingate Sandstone....
  • Palisade Rim Trail
    Palisade Colorado
    Palisade, CO 81526
    The Palisade Rim Trail is a moderate trail that takes you up along the edge of the cliffs east of Palisade. The trail begins with an 800 foot climb that brings you to an amazing view of the Grand...
  • Three Sisters Park
    Mesa County
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    The 130 acre Three Sisters Project offers a rare opportunity to acquire and place into public ownership a strategic property that will improve access to an extremely popular non-motorized trail...
  • Ottos Trail
    John Ottos Trail
    Colorado National Monument, CO 81507
    Gently sloping trail that leads to overlook with dramatic view of many monoliths. Trail will take 1/2 hour to complete one way and is  0.5 miles in length. Trail dificulty: easy
  • 1100 North Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Disc Golf course spread across the Colorado Mesa University Campus. Take a scenic walk through the grass fields and buildings of the campus while enjoying a game. 
  • 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
  • Eagles Wing - Lunch Loop Trail System
    Little Park Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Eagle's Wing is one of the most difficult trails in the Lunch Loops Trail System....
  • Andys Loop Trail - Lunch Loop Trail System
    Little Park Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Andy's Loop Trail is part of the Lunch Loop trail system. Andy's Loop can be accessed accross the road of the Little Park Trailhead, or the Monument Road Lunch Loop Trailhead. Mountain bikers...
  • The  Bike Shop
    950 North Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • 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.  ...
  • 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...
  • Float Palisade
    Palisade
    Palisade, CO 81526
    Float down the beautiful Colorado River and take in the scenery. It's a great trip for those who want to relax with no stress. Class I rapids make this a gentle float. Your experienced raft guide...
  • 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...
  • 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' -...
  • 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...
  • Brown Cycles
    549 Main St.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa
    2325 W. Ridges Blvd.
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Grand Junction's newest golf course is spectacular. Ranked #1 Public golf course in Colorado 2017 by Golfweek.
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Old Spanish Trail
    Orchard Mesa
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    Old Spanish Trail, over 7 miles long, provides users with a pleasant and quiet hike just a few minutes away from downtown Grand Junction. Along this trail, the user will encounter some wildlife and...
  • 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...
  • Powderhorn Mountain Resort
    48338 Powderhorn Rd.
    Mesa, CO 81643
    Downhill mountain biking is available just 45 minutes east of Grand Junction at Powderhorn Mountain Resort's bike park. The resort is open during the summer season with lift assisted, downhill...