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  • 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 Junction area, from the Grand Mesa to Fruita.  We...
  • Grand Junction OHV Area
    Grand Junction OHV Recreation Area, 27 and 1/4 Rd
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    Grand Junction Open OHV Area provides opportunities for cross-country motorized recreation and time with family and friends, including camping. The western boundary of the Open Area is 27 1/4 Road.
  • Summit Ridge Guides
    Grand Junction
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Summit Ridge Guides are expert mountaineers. They offer guided climbing trips in places like Colorado National Monument, from basic to advanced climbs. Summit Ridge Guides also offers avalanche...
  • Colorado Flight Center
    800 Heritage Way
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    Offering scenic air tours and charter flights out of Grand Junction Regional Airport....
  • Devils Kitchen Trail
    Monument Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Gradual ascent to a natural opening formed by a circle by huge upright boulders. At the first fork, go right. At the second fork, go left. Follow the trail across the wash. As you proceed up the...
  • 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....
  • Canyon View Park
    24 Road at I-70 (Exit 28)
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    Canyon View Park is a premiere park providing the perfect setting for many activities. Picnic shelters, fully accessible playground, ponds, open space, restrooms, and trails. This complex includes...
  • Western Anglers
    413 Main St.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Whether you're looking for a beginning fly-fishing lesson or an all-day trip, there's no better way to discover the local hot-spots than with an experienced fishing or hunting guide. Call Western...
  • Alcove Nature Trail
    Colorado National Monument
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Self-guiding nature trail into an ancient sand dune. Trail will take 1/2 hour one way and is .5 miles in distance. Trail difficulty: Easy
  • Sports Facilities
    1340 Gunnison Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • Grassroots Cycles
    401 Colorado Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • Mack Ridge Trail
    Loma Exit #15
    Loma, CO 81524
    Mack Ridge Trail This trail takes the rider through  over 7 miles of a a mix of difficult and smooth terrain as well as changing elevations and extremely beautiful and high-up views. Length: 7.1...
  • 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....
  • 725 Struthers Ave
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Open space with shelter, picnic tables, and restrooms. Outdoor amphitheater on the One Riverfront Trail and Colorado River. Outdoor concerts, events, small and large groups, concessions. Edgewater...
  • 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...
  • Western Slope ATV Association
    Grand Junction
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    The Western Slope ATV Association is a group of like-minded individuals who love off-roading. WSATVA also dedicates time to trail building and maintenance so that everyone can enjoy the fun that...
  • Serpents Trail
    Monument Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Called "the crookedest road in the world," this historic trail has 16 switchbacks. The trail climbs steadily from east to west through Wingate Sandstone. Built in the early 1900s, this route was...
  • Bicycle Outfitters
    537 N. 1st St.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Bicycle Outfitters Is celebrating their 21st year as a bicycle retailer in Grand Junction, one of the oldest bike shops in the area. We are located in our NEW downtown Grand Junction location, just...
  • 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....
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Old Gordon Trail
    Monument Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Old Gordon Trail winds up through large slickrock expanses and sandstone ledges for 4 miles. Along the way, hikers are rewarded with lovely views of No Thoroughfare Canyon. (4 miles one-way, +1600'...
  • 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...
  • 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....