Look around! From the invigorating feeling of hiking through Nature’s Wonderland to campfires under the stars, Grand Junction and all of Western Colorado are bursting with fun things to see and do. Curious about the temps? View the local weather here.
Colorado National Monument
Hike or drive! Panoramic views of towering rock spires lures adventurers in search of beautiful destinations. Rim Rock Drive stretches through 23 miles of the Colorado National Monument inspiring awe with every twist and turn of the road.
Grand Mesa National Forest
With mountain views on the horizon and the Grand Valley below, Grand Mesa – the largest flat-topped mountain in the world – rises up 6000 feet above Main Street in Grand Junction. Moose, mule deer, elk, black bear, and marmot are among the many animals that call Grand Mesa home.
The Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range, located between De Beque and Grand Junction, is one of only three ranges in the U.S. set aside specifically to protect wild horses. It covers over 36,000 acres of rugged canyons and plateaus. More than 100 horses roam the sagebrush parks and pinyon-juniper covered hills. Go at dawn or dusk as the horses only appear in the early morning and late evening hours.
Two Rivers Winery
Colorado National Monument to the west of Grand Junction. They grow most of their grapes in Palisade, CO, just a short drive east. The bottle prices are all under $20. Try a new wine amidst beautiful high desert scenery.
Redlands Mesa Golf Course
Golfweek Magazine says “Redlands Mesa is the #1 rated golf course in Colorado.” Open to the public, the course is manicured to perfection. The golf carts are equipped with state-of-the-art GPS and scoring capabilities. Great restaurant too.
Adrenaline Driven Adventure Company
Polaris RZR Rentals & ATV Tours – 4×4 Adventures for Everyone! Adrenaline is committed to providing the best off-road adventures in Western Colorado!
Skiing at Powderhorn
Set on the world’s largest flat-top mountain – western Colorado’s Grand Mesa – Powderhorn Mountain presents an exciting and diverse landscape. Four lifts lead to 46 trails, impeccable tree skiing, and tons of intermediate runs.
Museum of the West
Experience a thousand years of history at the Museum of the West. View rock art and artifacts from the Anasazi people. ‘Ride’ in a stagecoach and see real cowboy & outlaw firearms. ‘Fly’ a 1958 Cessna from Walker Field. Plus, a wealth of historical, genealogical and natural history materials can be found at the museum.
Canyon View Park
Take the kids! Your dog will love seeing all the other dogs as you walk through the park. There are baseball diamonds, covered picnic areas, football and soccer fields, basketball courts and a really nice play area for younger children with swings, slides and mazes…concrete sidewalks around park for easy walking or pushing a baby stroller. Canyon View Park is a great place to escape to.
So many restaurants nearby, it’s hard to choose. Here are a few of our favorites…
Pizza and Italian specialties. Beer & Wine to go! Check the menu and order online. Delivery by Doordash.
American cuisine and Vegetarian-friendly. Brunch is served all day. Plus, sandwiches, soups and salads. Kid food too! Click the menu and order online for pick-up today.
Rockslide Restaurant and Brewery
Rockslide has wowed local folks and visitors for 25 years. Check the menu and order online for downtown delivery, curbside pickup, or takeout. Indoor dining too!
Shopping and Strolling in Downtown Grand Junction
Everything you want or need is in Grand Junction, with its lively downtown, specialty shops, restaurants, and public art spaces. Sculptures on almost every street corner and a mural with interesting historical information, as well as statues of famous “Grand Junctioners.” Be sure to check out the Calendar of Events. Downtown GJ is worth a stroll for sure.
Hop in the car and take I-70 to Grand Junction.
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