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The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teamed up to create a set of principles aimed at guiding travel

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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  • Spring Extravaganza Parking Lot Sale

    Spring Extravaganza Parking Lot Sale

    555 25 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
  • 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
  • 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.
  • The  Bike Shop
    950 North Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • REI
    925 Independent Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    Mountain bike rentals, stand up paddle board rentals, and snow shoe rentals.
  • 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....
  • Palisade Rim Trail
    Palisade Colorado
    Palisade, CO 81526
    The Palisade Rim Trail is a moderate trail that takes you up along the edge of the cliffs east of Palisade. The trail begins with an 800 foot climb that brings you to an amazing view of the Grand...
  • 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...
  • Troy Built Loop
    Loma, Exit #15
    Loma, CO 81524
    The Troy Built Loop is very difficult but takes the rider through amazing high views. The trail is rocky and is a single track, taking changes in elevation and difficulty for eight miles.    ...
  • 1340 Gunnison Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • Powderhorn Trails
    Mesa County
    Mesa, CO 81643
  • Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway
    Grand Junction, CO
    A fabulous journey through history, geology, culture and nature awaits you on the Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway. Consisting of Highways 141 and 145, the vast scenery along this byway...
  • 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'...
  • 2583 Hwys 6 & 50
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness
    Black Ridge Wilderness
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness covers 75,439 acres that spans from directly behind the Colorado National Monument and runs into Utah. Home to seven red rock canyons, Black Ridge Canyons is filled...
  • Dinosaur Hiking Trails
    462 Ute Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • RockyMounts
    2898 Riverside Pkwy
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    RockyMounts specializes in high-quality racks to haul all your bikes, skis, and snowboards. 
  • Clays 2 Raise Fundraising Tournament

    Clays 2 Raise Fundraising Tournament

    3934 I 9/10 Rd
    De Beque, CO 81630
  • Lions Loop
    Loma Exit #15
    Loma, CO 81524
    Lion's Loop This trail is nearly eight miles of difficult terreain meant for experienced riders. The ride is mainly downhill and will pass through amazing views of the terrain below. Length: 7.8...
  • 1100 North Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Disc Golf course spread across the Colorado Mesa University Campus. Take a scenic walk through the grass fields and buildings of the campus while enjoying a game. 
  • 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...
  • U.S. Forest Service
    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. These three Forests cover 3,161,912 acres of public land in the central and...
  • Highline Lake Trail
    1800 11.8 Road
    Loma, Co 81524
    Highline Lake Trail is  3.5 miles of unpaved gravel in Highline State Park. The trail takes you around the lake and offers views of deer, birds, and other wildlife in the area. The trail is an easy...