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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.

Grand Junction and the surrounding area is full of unlimited activities and recreational opportunities perfect for a family getaway.

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  • Grand Junction Stand Up Paddle Boarding Co.
    1800 11 8/10 Rd
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    Grand Junction Stand Up Paddle (GJ SUP) is located on the Western Slope of Colorado. We offer SUP rentals, lake & river instruction, yoga & fitness classes and can cater private groups. Our goal is...
  • Grand Mesa Nordic Council
    Montrose
    Montrose, CO 81402
    The Grand Mesa Nordic Council (GMNC) grooms and maintains 50 km of cross country ski trails on the Skyway, County Line, and Ward trail systems on the Grand Mesa. The Grand Mesa is the largest flat...
  • 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
  • Grand Junction KOA
    2819 Highway 50
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    This Western Colorado KOA is centrally located between the panoramic views of the red rock structures on the Colorado National Monument and the national forest of world's largest flat top mountain...
  • 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"...
  • James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park Connected Lakes Section
    Exit 28 Off I-70
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    An ideal location for birders and nature lovers to enjoy a hike along shaded trails
  • Short Shot Trail
    Orchard Mesa
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    The Short Shot trail takes users to amazing views of the surrounding valley as well as the distant bookfliff mountains and gives the user options to redirect on the Nut-N-2-It Trail and Twist-N...
  • 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.
  • Jet Boat Colorado
    2237 Roan Creek Rd.
    De Beque, CO 81630
    "The most thrilling boat tour on the Colorado River".  Adventure and Scenic Jet Boat tours for the whole family. 1/2 mile north of I-70 in Debeque, CO
  • Glacier Ice Arena
    2515 Riverside Parkway
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    All ice sports, including hockey, figure skating, public skating, birthdays, and private events. 
  • 1340 Gunnison Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Centennial Canoe Outfitters
    255 E 2nd Street
    Palisade, CO 81526
    Operating since 1985, Centennial Canoe Outfitters, has been providing fully outfitted & guided boat trip adventures. Canoeing in Colorado, Utah & Wyoming on 9 different river stretches. We also...
  • MotoDiscovery
    528 23 Rd.
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    MotoDiscovery Rentals provides dual sport and adventure motorcycle rentals and riding equipment in Grand Junction, Colorado. We also have tour guides and can provide GPS units loaded and ready to...
  • Tiara Rado Golf Course
    2057 South Broadway
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    Tiara Rado Golf Couse is a scenic, 18-hole, public course located at the base of the Colorado National Monument. Red cliffs tower overhead as scenic vistas of the Grand Valley make it hard to keep...
  • Powderhorn Trails
    Mesa County
    Mesa, CO 81643
  • Lincoln Park/Stocker Stadium/Suplizio Field
    12th Street & Gunnison Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Lincoln Park offers a lighted baseball field and football field, a nine hole golf course with driving range, quarter mile track, picnic shelters, playground equipment, outdoor swimming pool ...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • Liberty Cap Trail
    Wildwood Drive
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Trail ascends steeply for 2 miles from the Grand Valley floor to Liberty Cap rock sculpture. Trail winds across gently sloping Monument Mesa through pinyon-juniper forest and sagebrush flats for...
  • Holy Cross Trail - Lunch Loop Trail System
    Monument Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
  • Grand Mesa Adventures
    21221 Baron Lake Dr
    Cedaredge, CO 81413