Grand Junction is a dramatically different landscape of Colorado. Explore, taste and experience the combination of adventure and wine in Colorado’s Wine Country. 23 wineries set against the high desert red rock canyons of the Colorado National Monument topping out at 6,726 feet elevation along the scenic Rim Rock Drive and the lower Grand Valley at 4,586 feet at the Colorado River make an intense declaration for your senses.
Grand Junction is a warm and alluring community with a vibrant downtown that offers easy access to world-class activities, trail systems such as the Lunch Loops /Tabeguache Trailhead, shops, restaurants, and hotels. Here you define your own adventure – renowned for both road and mountain biking, the #1 rated public golf course in Colorado as ranked by Golf Digest (The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa) among the five public golf courses, whitewater rafting on the Colorado River, hiking Mt. Garfield, scenic drives on the three scenic byways, art sculptures, museums, dinosaur digs with a paleontologist or simply relax and find an amazing restaurant with a patio to sip local wine and eat locally food.
Let the dining scene shock your taste buds with truly locally sourced dishes. Taste your way through the six breweries located across the entire Grand Valley in Fruita, Grand Junction, and Palisade, or taste the spirits at the local distillery in Palisade. Enjoy the grounds of the expanding Colorado Mesa University in the heart of Grand Junction, now enrolling over 9,000 students with an expanding and challenging curriculum and nationally recognized sports program.