Outdoor Recreation trip ideas

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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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  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Over the Edge Sports
    202 E Aspen Ave
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Long time bike shop in Fruita, Colorado. Everything from bike sales and demos, to maintance and parts, to clothes, gear, and accessories. 
  • Pet-E-Kes Trail - Lunch Loop Trail System
    Monument Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
  • Ute Water Conservancy Districts Jerry Creek Fish-a-Thon

    Ute Water Conservancy Districts Jerry Creek Fish-a-Thon

    Jerry Creek Reservoir No. 1
    Colbran, CO 81624
  • 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...
  • Westlake Skateboard Park
    325 W. Orchard Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Westlake Skateboard Park is located in Westlake Park and offers a nine-hole disc golf course, open space, picnic shelter, picnic tables, playground equipment, restrooms, walking path, and a skate...
  • Eggleston Lake
    Cedaredge, CO 81413
    Dispersed campground right next to Eggleston Lake in Grand Mesa National Forest. ...
  • eggleston Lake
    Cedaredge, CO 81431
    Dispersed campground in Grand Mesa National Forest located next to Eggleston Lake. ...
  • 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...
  • State Park Areas
    Grand Junction, CO
  • Horsethief Bench Loop
    Loma Exit #15
    Loma, CO 81524
    Horsethief Bench Loop is a dynamic biking trail, challenging bikers  thorugh changing elevations and beautiful scenary. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3.6 miles
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife
    711 Independent Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    CPW manages 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails,...
  • 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. 
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ute Canyon Trail
    Monument Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Rigorous descent into narrow Ute Canyon from the plateau follows a primitive trail. Route then follows the streambed with seasonal stream and pools bordered by cottonwoods and willows. A few arches...
  • 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...
  • Colorado State Parks
    361 32 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81504
    Colorado State Parks has several different park areas within the Grand Junction area. The James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park includes five sections - Island Acres, Corn Lake, Colorado River...
  • Adrenaline Driven Adventure Company
    750 1/4 Horizon Drive
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    The Most Thrilling Off-Road Experience on the Western Slope of Colorado.  Experience the Adventure with Polaris Adventures RZR Rentals & Tours.  Half Day/Full Day options available and are perfect...
  • Grand Junction Harley-Davidson
    2747 Crossroads Blvd
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    Grand Junction Harley-Davidson is an 11 time winner of the prestigous Bar and Shield Award. We offer genuine Harley-Davidson clothing, riding gear, and souvenirs! In addition to that we have a huge...
  • 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...
  • Alcove Nature Trail
    Colorado National Monument
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Self-guiding nature trail into an ancient sand dune. Trail will take 1/2 hour one way and is .5 miles in distance. Trail difficulty: Easy