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Top Things To Do in Grand Junction

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Located at the confluence of Colorado and Gunnison rivers, the Grand Junction is a treasure trove of natural beauty. With more than 20 wineries, it has earned the moniker of Colorado's Wine Country. The presence of dramatic mountains has transformed it into a major mountain biking destination.


Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument is a landscape where deep ravines carved into sandstone surroundings, and juniper and pinion woods shelter myriad wildlife under its canopies. The primary attraction of Colorado National Monument is its magnificent red rock canyons, which were formed over millions of years by erosion from the Colorado River and its tributaries. View the magnificence of the Colorado Plateau from the park’s nature trails and the meandering Rim Rock Drive. The Monument offers an assortment of outdoor activities in its panoramic environs.

1750 Rim Rock Drive, Fruita, CO, United States, 81521
Powderhorn Mountain Resort

In close proximity to the renowned Grand Junction in Colorado, sites the Powderhorn Resort. The monumental resort has an array of ski terrains inclusive of groomers, glades, bumps and boulder fields. It boasts of a mammoth 1,600 acres (6.5 square kilometers) of the skiable region. The ski area is swanked by as many as 63 flamboyant runs that vary in their difficulty level. It also arranges for lifts, fine overnight stay, ski school facilities and much more. The site is a perfect destination for holidays.

48338 Powderhorn Road, Mesa, CO, United States, 81643
Museum of the West

The Museum of the West showcases 1000 years of the rich history of West Colorado. The replicas of a vintage rail coach, a Cessna aircraft and the town of Grand Junction as well as historic artifacts, pottery, and various other objects have been displayed here.

462 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO, United States, 81501
Grand Mesa National Forest

The Grand Mesa is a United States National Forest spanning across 346,555 acres (140,245 hectares) in the state of Colorado, with its center in the town of Delta. Here, visitors can enjoy a number of activities such as hiking and climbing, water sports like swimming and fishing, scenic drives, winter sports, camping, and more. Home to the Grand Mesa Mountain, which is the largest flat top mountain in the world, the verdant forest is teeming with wildlife such as mule deer, elk, black bears, cougars, and birds like golden eagles and boreal owls, making it a wildlife enthusiast's paradise.

2250 South Main Street, Delta, CO, United States, 81416
Downtown Grand Junction

Downtown Grand Junction is the liveliest part of town, buzzing with activity throughout the year. The leafy, pedestrian-friendly streets make for a pleasant exploration on foot. Some of the city's best independent shops can be found in Downtown and the precinct is home to a fine selection of galleries showcasing local art. A vibrant dining scene and a plethora of public events through the year make it the place to be in the city.

Downtown, Grand Junction, CO, United States, 81501
Avalon Theatre

Aficionados of performing arts cannot miss the Avalon Theatre. The expansive theater can seat 1090 spectators and acoustics of the place makes every act a treat for the viewers. Concerts occupy a better part of the theater's events calendar, making the place a must-visit for music lovers too.

645 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO, United States, 81501
Cross Orchards Historic Site

If you would love to know how life in the early 19th Century was, then a tour to the Cross Orchards Historic Site would serve the purpose. This vast area has several attractions including the bunkhouse and barn, historic buildings and the ranch. Please call ahead as hours are subject to change.

3073 F Road, Grand Junction, CO, United States, 81504
Western Colorado Botanical Gardens

Western Colorado Botanical Gardens are fascinating gardens featuring a large greenhouse, a butterfly house, exotic tropical plants, flowers, cactus species, orchids and more. The kids and the visitors are educated about the plants. When in the city do not miss out on visiting this Botanical garden for some educational outing with your children and family.

655 Struthers Avenue, Grand Junction, CO, United States, 81501
Eureka! McConnell Science Museum

The John McConnell Math & Science Center of Western Colorado is the single most popular place for children eager to learn about the workings of the world's science and math ways. The center was started by John McConnell in 2000 and is located at the New Emerson School. It has a number of interactive displays and exhibits and also conducts regular events. The center has facilities that support student programs and also aid parents and teachers in the curriculum.

2660 Unaweep Avenue, New Emerson School Building, Grand Junction, CO, United States, 81503
Two Rivers Winery

Two Rivers Winery is a scenic winery located in Grand Junction. It has a beautiful and relaxed tasting room and an extensive vineyard. You can take a tour around the vineyard. They also have best wine that you can buy as a gift for your friends or family.

2087 Broadway, Grand Junction, CO, United States, 81507
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