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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

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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  • 611 25 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • RockyMounts
    2898 Riverside Pkwy
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    RockyMounts specializes in high-quality racks to haul all your bikes, skis, and snowboards. 
  • 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...
  • Grand Mesa National Forest
    2777 Crossroads Blvd., Unit 1
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    The Grand Mesa Uncompahgre National Forest hosts many different species of trout and other game fish.  Cast your line from the bank or a boat for some fine fishing exploits.   For more information,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Tabeguache Trailhead - Lunch Loops
    Lunch Loops Trail System
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    The Tabeguache Trail spans out and connnects Grand Junction to Montrose through it's 142 miles of wild, uninhabited desert. This trail starts out at the No Thoroughfare Canyon at the Colorado...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Kids Meal Loop
    Colorado National Monument
    Fruita, CO 81521
    The Kid's Meal Loop is the easiest loop in the Tabeguache Lunch Loop. It is perfectly suibtable for kids, providing smooth riding. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1.7 Miles
  • 451 Pendleton St
    Palisade, CO 81526
    Located in beautiful Palisade, Riverbend Park is located right next to the Colorado River. The large and grassy park has shade from large trees that thrive on the constant water from the river....
  • 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...
  • Colorado Flight Center
    800 Heritage Way
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    Offering scenic air tours and charter flights out of Grand Junction Regional Airport....
  • Matchett Park
    28 1/4 Road & Patterson Rd.
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    Open space with 18-hole disc golf course
  • 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
  • Palisade River Trips
    237 S. Main St.
    Palisade, CO 81526
    Float trips through fruit and wine country; half-day, early morning; bird watching; evening cocktail floats;bachelorette parties
  • Magellan Loop
    BLM Bangs Canyon Management Area
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    The Magellan trail is a double track trail, giving ample space for bikers in groups. There will be changes in elevation and terrain (for example, from dirt to slickrock) as well as beautiful...
  • 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....
  • Colorado E Bikes
    2751 Riverside Parkway
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Offering a variety of E Bikes (Electric Bikes), including mountain, fat tire, road, trike, and multipurpose. Rentals available.