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  • Glenwood Mountain Guides
    341 Park Drive
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
    We offer unique outdoor adventures in the high desert and canyons of western Colorado. Learn rock climbing, rappelling, and canyoneering. Climb Independence Monument or Unaweep Canyon. Our self...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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' -...
  • 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...
  • Grand Junction Adventures & GJ SUP
    1695 Las Colonias Landing
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    GJ SUP/ Grand Junction Adventures is a licensed river outfitter located on the Western Slope of Colorado. We have SUP, raft, tube and kayak rentals. We offer guided women's adventure & wellness...
  • Corn Lake Trail
    South-West part of Grand Junction along the Colorado River
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    The Corn Lake Trail is part of the many trails that make up the Colorado Riverfront Trail System. This trail is paved, making it adequate for hikers, bikers, and equestrain use. It takes the user...
  • Eggleston Lake
    Cedaredge, CO 81413
    Dispersed campground located right next to Eggleston Lake. ...
  • 1340 Gunnison Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • Western Slope ATV Association
    Grand Junction
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    The Western Slope ATV Association is a group of like-minded indivuals who love off-roading. WSATVA also dedicates time to trail building and maintance so that everyone can enjoy the fun that all...
  • 639 Struthers Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Watson Island Disc Golf is located right along the Colorado River near Las Colonias Amphitheater and is free to the public.
  • 85CHPCVX+VX
    Whitewater, CO 81527
    Big Dominguez Campground is located in the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area and can be accessed either from Highway 141 or from Highway 50. Sites include fire rings and picnic tables....
  • 611 25 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
  • Rapid Creek Cycles & Paddleboards
    237 S Main St.
    Palisade, CO 81526
    Full service bike and paddleboard shop.  For the mountain biker we rent IBIS, Niner and Kona mountain bikes and have trail infomation for the Grand Valley, from the Grand Mesa to Fruita.  We also...
  • 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...
  • Old Kiln Trail
    Bangs Canyon Management jArea
    Orchard mesa, CO 81503
    Old Kiln Trail is a pleasant trail, located in the Bangs Canyon Management Area. Following this trail will lead users to an old lime kiln which they'll be able to see up close. This trail is...
  • Rustlers Loop
    Loma Exit #15
    Loma, CO 81524
    rustler's Loop is the first self-teaching mountain bike trail in the United States. The purpose of this trial is to give both beginners and experienced riders tips on everything from riding skills,...
  • McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (NCA)
    McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    OHV riding is permitted on designated roads and trails in Rabbit Valley, which is 26 miles west of Grand Junction.
  • Twist-N-Shout Loop
    Orchard Mesa
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    The Twist-N-Shout Loop conscits of twists and turns but is an easy ride and will not push users too much, making appropriate for beginners. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 4.4 Miles Round trip
  • 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...
  • Corkscrew Trail
    Wildwood Drive
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Originally built by John Otto in 1909. Follow Liberty Cap Trail to trail junction sign at 1.0 mile (1.6 km). Turn left and hike 0.2 miles (0.3 km) to Corkscrew Trail sign; descend steep "corkscrew"...
  • 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...
  • Grand Mesa Adventures
    21221 Baron Lake Dr
    Cedaredge, CO 81413
    Grand Mesa Adventures offers rentals for ATV's snowmobiles, and fishing equipment. Grand Mesa Adventures also has ATV and snowmobile tours, as well as tours for fly and ice fishing.