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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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  • Imondi Wake Zone
    1583 Cipolla Road
    Fruita, CO 81521
    The Rocky Mountain Region's Exclusive Watersports Cable Park. Wakeboarding, Kneeboarding, Stand-Up Paddle boarding and more!
  • James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park Island Acres Section
    1055 Interstate 70
    Palisade, CO 81526
    Visitors enjoy eighty clean and comfortable campsites with access to fishing, swimming and watchable wildlife opportunities
  • Chipeta Golf Course
    222 29 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    Chipeta Golf Course is a premier, 18-hole, executive course located five miles south of downtown Grand Junction.  Wedding garden, clubhouse available for receptions, reunions, family outings...
  • Ruby Canyon Cycles
    301 Main St.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • Boneshaker Adventures
    Grand Junction
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Boneshaker Adventures offers mountain bike camps and lessons for people of all ages. Their experienced and passionate coaches can help those new to the sport build a solid foundation, or help...
  • 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...
  • North Fruita Desert Campground
    18 Road Trailhead
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Over 50 individual campsites in the North Fruita Desert with easy access to mountain biking, OHV trails, hiking, and shooting ranges. 
  • Three Sisters Park
    Mesa County
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    The 130 acre Three Sisters Project offers a rare opportunity to acquire and place into public ownership a strategic property that will improve access to an extremely popular non-motorized trail...
  • 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...
  • Steadfast Steeds Mustang Sanctuary
    1411 S. 16 5/10 Rd.
    Glade Park, CO 81523
    Steadfast Steeds is a mustang sanctuary devoted to showcasing America's wild horse as a "living national treasure" in a publically accessible environment. Guests receive interactive experiences and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Spring Extravaganza Parking Lot Sale

    Spring Extravaganza Parking Lot Sale

    555 25 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
  • 1675 Aspen St
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
  • Pet-E-Kes Trail - Lunch Loop Trail System
    Monument Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
  • Gateway Canyons Air Tours
    43200 Hwy 141
    Gateway, CO 81522
    Let us fly you from where ever you are, to where you want to be. Experience an amazing flight above the unique American West.  Soar in luxury as you view red-rock desert canyons, rivers and snow...
  • 7914 S 16 1/2 Road
    Glade Park, CO 81523
    Campgound on Glade Park with several campsites available on a first come, first serve basis. Open mid May- early November depending on the weather. Each site includes a picnic table, fire ring and...
  • eggleston Lake
    Cedaredge, CO 81431
    Dispersed campground in Grand Mesa National Forest located next to Eggleston Lake. ...
  • Brown Cycles
    549 Main St.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • The Gear Junction
    537 Main Street
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    The Gear Junction is an outdoor consignment store that focuses on new and used high end gear for camping, cycling, rafting, skiing, and more. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Andys Loop Trail - Lunch Loop Trail System
    Little Park Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Andy's Loop Trail is part of the Lunch Loop trail system. Andy's Loop can be accessed accross the road of the Little Park Trailhead, or the Monument Road Lunch Loop Trailhead. Mountain bikers...
  • Rapid Creek Trail
    northwest side of the Grand Mesa
    Palisade, CO 81526
    Rapid Creekt trails lies northwest of the Grand Mesa, exiting Palisade, CO. This trail takes the user over 2,400 feet in elevation and is full of beautiful green scenery. Rapid Creek is a long...