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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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  • Driven Experiences
    43200 Highway 141
    Gateway, CO 81522
    A Once-in-a Lifetime Driving Experience Behind the Wheel of a Pro-Baja Truck. Driven Experiences is a new off-road driving school offered at Gateway Canyons Resort. Ride Drive or Race. All skill...
  • 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....
  • Corn Lake Trail
    South-West part of Grand Junction along the Colorado River
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    The Corn Lake Trail is part of the many trails that make up the Colorado Riverfront Trail System. This trail is paved, making it adequate for hikers, bikers, and equestrain use. It takes the user...
  • 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...
  • Butterknife Trail
    Orchard Mesa
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
  • 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
  • Horsethief Bench Loop
    Loma Exit #15
    Loma, CO 81524
    rustler's Loop is the first self-teaching mountain bike trail in the United States. The purpose of this trial is to give both beginners and experienced riders tips on everything from riding skills,...
  • 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...
  • Palisade River Trips
    237 S. Main St.
    Palisade, CO 81526
    Float trips through fruit and wine country; half-day, early morning; bird watching; evening cocktail floats;bachelorette parties
  • Sports Facilities
    1340 Gunnison Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • 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
  • Palisade Riverbend Trail
    Palisade
    Palisade, CO 81526
    The Palisade Riverbend Trail is part of the Colorado Riverfront Trail System. It takes the user through 4 miles of beautiful scenery and marshes along the Colorado River. The trail is paved and...
  • 1340 Gunnison Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • 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....
  • Joes Ridge Trail
    18 Road Trail System
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Joe's Ridge Trail is located in Fruita and it belongs to the 18 Rd trail system. Joe's Ridge is appropriate for intermediate and experienced riders alike, taking the user through high hills and...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Uncompahgre National Forest
    2777 Crossroads Blvd., Unit 1
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are located on the western slope of the Colorado Rockies covering 3,161,912 acres of public land in the central and southern Rocky...
  • 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...
  • Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool
    1340 Gunnison Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Lincoln Park Moyer Pool is 50 meter outdoor pool that features a waterslide, Splash Pad water playground, 13' diving well with 1 meter and 3 meter diving boards, and a separate shallow water (2' -...
  • Dinosaur Hiking Trails
    462 Ute Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • 1675 Aspen St
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
  • Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Department
    1340 Gunnison Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501