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Grand Junction has been noted for having more opportunities for outdoor recreation within a 100-mile radius of its boundaries than any other city in the Western U.S.

Visit the Visitor and Convention Bureau for more information on Outdoor Recreation | Attractions & Culture | Wine Country.

Downtown Grand JunctionFestivals, Arts, Music, Theatre

A diverse selection of activities abound in the arts, music, theatre, festivals, and culture events. Enjoy Art on the Corner, the Museum of Western Colorado, the Colorado Mountain Wine Festival, the Palisade Peach Festival and the Fruita Fat Tire Festival to name just a few.

Events Information

Golf BallGolf, Tennis, Parks, DiscGolf

Lincoln Park, across from the campus, features a nine-hole golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts, track, football and baseball stadiums, and tennis courts. All sports that can be enjoyed year-round.

Golf Information

Two cyclistsHiking, Biking, Blading, Canyoneering

From riverfront paved scenic pathways to the famous rugged Kokopelli byway to Moab, the area has something for everyone.

Biking Trails

Colorado National MonumentColorado National Monument

Within minutes from campus you can visit Grand Junction's own Grand Canyon, the Colorado National Monument. The Colorado National Monument is 23,000 acres of rock formations, arches, windows, canyons and exposed layers of earth.

Monument Information

Grand MesaGrand Mesa

Travel from the desert canyons of the western valley to a 10,000-foot high "island in the sky" called the Grand Mesa. Explore lush spruce forests and 200 pristine lakes atop the largest flat-topped mountain in the world.

Grand Mesa Forest Service

Palisade Fruit and Wine BywayPalisade Fruit and Wine Byway

Enjoy scenic driving and biking through Palisade and East Orchard Mesa.

Fruit and Wine Byway