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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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  • Tabegauche Trail - Grand Junction Section
    Monument Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    The Tabeguache (pronounced TAB-a-watch) Trail crosses public land for 142 miles, connecting Montrose and Grand Junction, Colorado. The trail begins in Shavano Valley and weaves through the canyons,...
  • Sports Facilities
    1340 Gunnison Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bangs Canyon Trailhead - Mica Mine Trail
    Little Park Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    The Mica Mine trail is a local favorite, and the trail leads to a historic mica and quartz mine....
  • 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.
  • James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park Wildlife Area Section
    Exit 37 Off I-70
    Grand Junction, CO 81504
    Easy access to the Riverfront trail and watchable wildlife opportunities
  • Driven Experiences
    43200 Highway 141
    Gateway, CO 81522
    A Once-in-a Lifetime Driving Experience Behind the Wheel of a Pro-Baja Truck. Driven Experiences is a new off-road driving school offered at Gateway Canyons Resort. Ride Drive or Race. All skill...
  • Brown Cycles
    549 Main St.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • RockyTrax
    2150 S. 16 1/2 Rd
    Glade Park, CO 81523
    RockyTrax is a local family-owned and operated company which rents dual sport dirt bikes and campers. RockyTrax also provides day and multi-day guided dirt bike tours throughout Western Colorado,...
  • 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....
  • The  Bike Shop
    950 North Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • 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...
  • Pet-E-Kes Trail - Lunch Loop Trail System
    Monument Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
  • Ute Petroglyph Trail
    East of the town of Palisade
    Palisade, CO 81526
    Petroglyph trail is named after the petroglyphs left behind by Ute indians. This trail is moderate in difficulty and will take the user through native desert vegetation and beautiful views of the...
  • eggleston Lake
    Cedaredge, CO 81431
    Dispersed campground in Grand Mesa National Forest located next to Eggleston Lake. ...
  • Canyon Rim Trail
    Colorado National Monument
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Level trail following the cliff edge above colorful Wedding Canyon. Outstanding views. The trail is difficulty is easy and it will take 1/2 hour to complete one way. Length is .5 miles.
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Eggleston Lake
    Cedaredge, CO 81413
    Dispersed campground located right next to Eggleston Lake. ...
  • Eagle Rim Skateboard Park
    2746 Cheyenne Drive
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    Eagle Rim Skateboard Park is located in Eagle Rim Park and overlooks the Riverfront Trail at Las Colonias. In addition to a skateboard park, the park features grills, horseshoe courts, picnic...
  • 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...
  • Audubon Trail
    West side of Grand Junction
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    The Audubon trail is a pleasant ride along the Colorado River. The trail is paved, making it adeal for road bikes. Along this trail the user will see a variaty of plant and small animals as well as...
  • 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...