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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.

Grand Junction and the surrounding area is full of unlimited activities and recreational opportunities perfect for a family getaway.

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  • City of Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Department
    1340 Gunnison Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department is located in Lincoln Park, and is dedicated to providing all people quality recreation and leisure opportunities.
  • Rimrock Adventures
    927 Highway 340
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Rimrock Adventures offers raft, canoe, inflatable kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals.  We offer 12', 14', 16' and 18' raft rentals.  Paddle rafts and Oar rafts.  We also rent river toilets,...
  • James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park Fruita Section
    595 Hwy 340
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Visitors enjoy fifty-seven clean and comfortable campsites with outstanding views of the Colorado National Monument and easy access to the One Riverfront trail system, Colorado River and downtown...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Grand Valley Adventure Tours & Rentals
    2511 Weslo Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    Grand Valley Adventure Tours and Rentals offers high quality dirt bike, snow bike and gear rentals as well as guided tours throughout the Grand Junction area.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Colorado Flight Center
    800 Heritage Way
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    Offering scenic air tours and charter flights out of Grand Junction Regional Airport....
  • Moore Fun Trail
    Loma Exit #15
    Loma, CO 81524
    Moore Fun Trail This is a technically and physically demanding biking trail, consisting of 7 miles of changes in elevations, terrain, and speed. Length: 7 miles Difficulty: Difficult
  • The  Bike Shop
    950 North Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • Old Kiln Trail
    Bangs Canyon Management jArea
    Orchard mesa, CO 81503
    Old Kiln Trail is a pleasant trail, located in the Bangs Canyon Management Area. Following this trail will lead users to an old lime kiln which they'll be able to see up close. This trail is...
  • Twist-N-Shout Loop
    Orchard Mesa
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    The Twist-N-Shout Loop conscits of twists and turns but is an easy ride and will not push users too much, making appropriate for beginners. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 4.4 Miles Round trip
  • 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...
  • State Park Areas
    Grand Junction, CO
  • 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...
  • Powderhorn Trails
    Mesa County
    Mesa, CO 81643
  • Bangs Canyon Trailhead - Rough Canyon Trail
    Little Park Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    The Bangs Canyon Trailhead lies at the heart of the Bangs Canyon Special Recreation Management Area and provides access to several different trails and recreation opportunities. These include:...
  • Liberty Cap Trail
    Wildwood Drive
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Trail ascends steeply for 2 miles from the Grand Valley floor to Liberty Cap rock sculpture. Trail winds across gently sloping Monument Mesa through pinyon-juniper forest and sagebrush flats for...
  • Mesa, CO 81643
    The Lost Lake Trail climbs several hundred feet in elevation from the southwest corner of Mesa Lake to the east end of Lost Lake just below the rim of the Grand Mesa. The trail provides access to...
  • Rimrock Drive
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Campground in Colorado National Monument. Three loops provide plenty of campsites. A Loop is open all year round and available on a first come, first serve basis. B Loop and C Loop are open mid...