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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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  • Mobile City RV Park
    2322 Hwy 6 & 50
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    Mobile City has the location! Big rigs! Small rigs! Extra-wide full hook-up sites, propane service, 30/50 AMP, cable TV, WiFi, Laundromat, showers, restrooms, Puppy Park and friendly service, close...
  • 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...
  • Marys Loop Trail - Kokopellis Loop Trails Area
    Loma Exit 15
    Fruita, CO 81521
    This ride is probably the most riden "classic" ride of the canyons area. Highly recommended for first tijme visitors to this area. It is very easily accesed from the freeway. There are many...
  • Baron Lake Drive
    Mesa, CO 81501
    The Old Grand Mesa Downhill Shuttle Run is a 14.5 mile trail that decends over 3,000 feet and has less than 100 feet of climbing. This trail takes you down the southern face of the Grand Mesa and...
  • 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...
  • Brown Cycles
    549 Main St.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Western Anglers
    413 Main St.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Guided fly fishing trips, beginner - advanced casting & tying lessons, retail fishing gear.  Booked June-August.  Grand Mesa and river toward Rifle.
  • 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...
  • Unaweep Canyon
    Unaweep Canyon
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Unaweep Canyon is just outside of Grand Junction, accessed by Highway 141. Translated, Unaweep Canyon roughly means "the Cayon with Two Mouths" and it is the only canyon in the world to have two...
  • Kokopellis Loop Trails Area
    Loma Exit
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Kokopelli's Trail is a 142 mile multi-use trail that goes from Loma, Colorado to Moab, Utah. The primary use of the trail as a through route is by mountain bikes. Trail surface varies; the trail...
  • 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' -...
  • 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 ...
  • Mt. Garfield Trail
    Mount Garfield
    Palisade, CO 81526
    This trail takes the user through 4 steep miles to the top of the iconic Mt. Garfield. This trail is very difficult but getting to the very top of Mt. Garfield is its own reward. Once on top, you...
  • Coke Ovens Trail
    Monument Canyon
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Trail descends gradually and parallels the hillside to the overlook. Look upon the massive rounded Coke Ovens, an illustration of the effects of time and weather on the Wingate Sandstone....
  • Powderhorn Mountain Resort
    48338 Powderhorn Rd.
    Mesa, CO 81643
    Tucked alongside the northern edge of Western Colorado's beautiful Grand Mesa, Powderhorn Mountain Resort offers breathtaking views, on over 1,600 acres of mountain terrain. Take exit 49 off I-70...
  • Get Air at the Silo - Trampoline Park
    715 S. 7th Street
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Get Air at the Silo is a trampoline park and more that is loads of fun for all ages.  With over 10,000 square feet of trampolines, ninja courses and climbing walls that includes trampolines, foam...
  • Colorado Flight Center
    800 Heritage Way
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    Offering scenic air tours and charter flights out of Grand Junction Regional Airport....
  • 1675 Aspen St
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
  • Kessels Run Trail
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Kessel's run is another great loop with Prime Cut. The ride is mostly fast curving singletrack. Beware the trail can get nasty quickly in wet conditions. Combine these trails to make other loops in...
  • 2583 Hwys 6 & 50
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • Grand Valley BMX
    2785 US Hwy. 50
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    Try BMX Racing! BMX racing is open to anyone who can ride a bike – ages 2–92. At Grand Valley BMX, the racing season lasts all year long, as weather permits. Grand Valley BMX is an officially...
  • 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 on the Western Slope. We are located in our NEW downtown Grand Junction...