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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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  • Eagles Wing - Lunch Loop Trail System
    Little Park Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Eagle's Wing is one of the most difficult trails in the Lunch Loops Trail System....
  • 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. 
  • Kids Meal Loop
    Colorado National Monument
    Fruita, CO 81521
    The Kid's Meal Loop is the easiest loop in the Tabeguache Lunch Loop. It is perfectly suibtable for kids, providing smooth riding. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1.7 Miles
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Grand Junction OHV Area
    Grand Valley OHV Recreation Area, 27 and 1/4 Rd
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    Grand Valley Open OHV Area provides opportunities for cross-country motorized recreation and time with family and friends, including camping. The western boundary of the Open Area is 27 1/4 Road.
  • Eggleston Lake
    Cedaredge, CO 81413
    Dispersed campground located right next to Eggleston Lake. ...
  • Bangs Canyon Trailhead - Mica Mine Trail
    Little Park Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    The Mica Mine trail is a local favorite, and the trail leads to a historic mica and quartz mine....
  • 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...
  • Zippity Do Da
    18 Road
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Zippity Do Da is a trail for expert riders. This trail takes the rider through changes in elevations and steep downhills that will push any rider to their limits. Breathtaking views are constant in...
  • 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...
  • RockyTrax
    2150 S. 16 1/2 Rd
    Glade Park, CO 81523
    RockyTrax is a local family-owned and operated company which rents dual sport dirt bikes and campers. RockyTrax also provides day and multi-day guided dirt bike tours throughout Western Colorado,...
  • Prime Cut Trail
    18 Road
    Fruita, CO 81521
    The Prime Cut biking trail is a short and casual trail apt for beginners. The trail is smooth and no huge changes in elevation or difficulty, making it ideal for very young or beginning riders....
  • Devils Kitchen Trail
    Monument Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Gradual ascent to a natural opening formed by a circle by huge upright boulders. At the first fork, go right. At the second fork, go left. Follow the trail across the wash. As you proceed up the...
  • East Creek Trail
    Highway 141 in Unaweep Canyon
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    East Creek trail is one of the most beautiful in the area. It's main attractions are the swim pools, creeks, and small waterfalls that the user will encounter in this hike. These water points are...
  • 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...
  • Powderhorn Mountain Resort
    48338 Powderhorn Rd.
    Mesa, CO 81643
    Downhill mountain biking is now available just 45 minutes east of Grand Junction at Powderhorn Mountain Resort's bike park. The resort is open during the summer season with lift assisted, downhill...
  • Pet-E-Kes Trail - Lunch Loop Trail System
    Monument Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
  • Douglas Pass Expedition
    462 Ute Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 82501
  • 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....
  • Colorado Discover Ability
    P.O. Box 1924
    Grand Junction, CO 81502
    River rafting, skiing, snowboarding, camping, biking, climbing and organized trips for the "physically challenged or disabled."
  • 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...
  • Bureau of Land Management - Grand Junction
    2815 H Rd.
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    Grand Junction Field Office (GJFO). Office Hours are 8:00am-4:30pm Monday- Friday, closed on all federal holidays. Bureau of Land Management - Dominguez- Escalante and McInnis Canyons National...
  • Gunny Loop Trail - Lunch Loop Trail System
    Little Park Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Gunny Loop Trail can be accessed from the Little Park Trailhead. Gunny Loop Trail is nearby the Lunch Loop Trail System and can be incorporated into a series of loops in the area. The Little Park...