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  • Ottos Trail
    John Ottos Trail
    Colorado National Monument, CO 81507
    Gently sloping trail that leads to overlook with dramatic view of many monoliths. Trail will take 1/2 hour to complete one way and is  0.5 miles in length. Trail dificulty: easy
  • Tabegauche Trail - Grand Junction Section
    Monument Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    The Tabeguache (pronounced TAB-a-watch) Trail crosses public land for 142 miles, connecting Montrose and Grand Junction, Colorado. The trail begins in Shavano Valley and weaves through the canyons,...
  • 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
  • Colorado National Monument
    Colorado National Monument
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Historic Rim Rock Drive offers 23 miles of breathtaking panoramic views which stir the imagination. Motorists and bicyclists alike enjoy the drive's numerous scenic overlooks of colorfully sculpted...
  • Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (NCA)
    Grand Junction, CO
    The 210,172-acre Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, which includes the 66,280-acre Dominguez Canyon Wilderness, was created by the 2009 Omnibus Public Lands Management Act and is part...
  • Fruit and Wine Byway
    n/a
    Palisade, CO 81526
    The Palisade Fruit & Wine Byway, divided into three routes, is a great way to experience the beautiful orchards, lavender gardens, world class vineyards, premium wineries and fresh farm market...
  • The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa
    2325 W. Ridges Blvd.
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    Grand Junction's newest golf course is spectacular. Ranked #1 Public golf course in Colorado 2017 by Golfweek.
  • Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Department
    1340 Gunnison Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    The City of Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to facilitating a high level of services, programs, and facilities. We provide and maintain many parks and facilities...
  • 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...
  • Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool
    2736 Unaweep Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool features a Z shaped pool of 25 meters by 25 yards, with a shallow (2') wading area and 12' diving well. The facility also offers a hot tub and indoor waterslide....
  • 18 Road Trails Area
    Fruita
    Fruita, CO 81521
    This is what put Fruita on the mountain biking map! The North Fruita Desert Special Recreation Management Area includes 72,000 acres and 250 miles of designated recreation routes. Much of the area...
  • 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....
  • James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park Connected Lakes Section
    Exit 28 Off I-70
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    An ideal location for birders and nature lovers to enjoy a hike along shaded trails
  • 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.
  • The  Bike Shop
    950 North Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • Eagle Rim Skateboard Park
    2746 Cheyenne Drive
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    Eagle Rim Skateboard Park is located in Eagle Rim Park and overlooks the Riverfront Trail at Las Colonias. In addition to a skateboard park, the park features grills, horseshoe courts, picnic...
  • Matchett Park
    28 1/4 Road & Patterson Rd.
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    Undeveloped open space with 18-hole disc golf course
  • Colorado Flight Center
    800 Heritage Way
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    Offering scenic air tours and charter flights out of Grand Junction Regional Airport....
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Uncompahgre National Forest
    2777 Crossroads Blvd., Unit 1
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) recreation, including ATVs and motorcycles, is just one of the many uses allowed on National Forest lands....
  • Magellan Loop
    BLM Bangs Canyon Management Area
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    The Magellan trail is a double track trail, giving ample space for bikers in groups. There will be changes in elevation and terrain (for example, from dirt to slickrock) as well as beautiful...
  • 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...
  • Mt. Garfield Trail
    Mount Garfield
    Palisade, CO 81526
    This trail takes the user through 4 steep miles to the top of the iconic Mt. Garfield. This trail is very difficult but getting to the very top of Mt. Garfield is its own reward. Once on top, you...