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  • Gateway Canyons Air Tours
    43200 Hwy 141
    Gateway, CO 81522
    Let us fly you from where ever you are, to where you want to be. Experience an amazing flight above the unique American West.  Soar in luxury as you view red-rock desert canyons, rivers and snow...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Palisade Riverbend Trail
    Palisade
    Palisade, CO 81526
    The Palisade Riverbend Trail is part of the Colorado Riverfront Trail System. It takes the user through 4 miles of beautiful scenery and marshes along the Colorado River. The trail is paved and...
  • 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...
  • Adobe Creek National Golf Course
    876 18 1/2 Road
    Fruita, CO 81521
    With the Colorado National Monument as its backdrop, this 27-hole, championship golf course features a pro-shop, lounge and dining area. Rental clubs, lessons and pull or powered carts are...
  • Ruby Canyon Cycles
    301 Main St.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • State Park Areas
    Grand Junction, CO
  • 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
  • Eggleston Lake
    Cedaredge, CO 81413
    Dispersed campground located right next to Eggleston Lake. ...
  • Colorado Discover Ability
    P.O. Box 1924
    Grand Junction, CO 81502
    River rafting, skiing, snowboarding, camping, biking, climbing and organized trips for the "physically challenged or disabled."
  • 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....
  • Uncompahgre National Forest
    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 covering 3,161,912 acres of public land in the central and southern Rocky...
  • Dinosaur Hiking Trails
    462 Ute Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • 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...
  • Butterfly Pond at Las Colonias Park
    1601 Riverfront Drive
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    There are three different ponds for the community to enjoy at Las Colonias Park. The ponds have water features and the public can enjoy the water by kayak or paddle board. Swimming and tubes are...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Steves Loop
    Loma (Exit #15)
    Loma, CO 81524
    Steve's Loop is part of the Kokopelli trail system. This trail takes the user through moderate changes in elevation at first but does get high enough to get an absolutely spectacular view of the...
  • Mesa Creek Back Country Ski Area
    39.067171, -108.105364
    Eckert, CO 81418
    Mesa Creek Back Country Ski area is the Mesa's original ski area. After the lifts were moved to what is now Powderhorn Resort, it became a haven for back-country skiers seeking their own lines....
  • The Gear Junction
    537 Main Street
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    The Gear Junction is an outdoor consignment store that focuses on new and used high end gear for camping, cycling, rafting, skiing, and more. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lost Lake Trail - Grand Mesa
    Mesa, CO 81643
    The Lost Lake Trail climbs several hundred feet in elevation from the southwest corner of Mesa Lake to the east end of Lost Lake just below the rim of the Grand Mesa. The trail provides access to...