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Grand-Junction is located in Mesa County along the north side of the Colorado River. The city sits near the mid-point of Grand Valley, which is a major fruit growing region and recently has become known for its wineries. It is the 15th most populous city in the state and the most populous city on the Colorado Western Slope. The Colorado National Monument, which is a series of canyons and mesas that are similar to the Grand Canyon, overlook the city and most of the area is surrounded by public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Interstate 70 connects Grand Junction eastward to Glenwood Springs and Denver. Colorado National Monument is known for its hiking among sandstone rock formations, arches and canyons that date back over 1.5 billion years. You can also enjoy the spectacular scenery with a drive along the serpentine 23-mile Rim Rock Road. Hiking also abounds in Grand Mesa, the 10,000-foot high "Island in the Sky." Grand Mesa is the largest flat-topped mountain in the world and offers incredible hiking trails that become cross-country and snowmobiling trails in the wintertime. Other things to do in the area include river rafting on the Colorado River, touring the 17 wineries that surround Grand Junction, mountain biking on the Kokopelli or Tabaguache Trails, or take a more leisurely ride on 18 miles of paved, scenic pathway along the Colorado River. Historic downtown Grand Junction is filled with unique shops and restaurants, art galleries and boutiques. It also offers "Art on the Corner," the first Main Street sidewalk sculpture exhibit in Colorado and the largest anywhere in the West.

Surrounding areas: Clifton, Colorado (5.8 mi), Palisade, Colorado (11.2 mi), Fruita, Colorado (11.6 mi), Grand Mesa, Colorado (32.7 mi), Delta, Colorado (34.1 mi), Cedaredge, Colorado (35.4 mi)

Grand Junction Vacation Rentals

Grand Junction Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn750 3/4 Horizon DrGrand Junction, CO (970) 245-3335
Courtyard Grand Junction765 Horizon DrGrand Junction, CO (970) 263-4414
Doubletree Hotel Grand Junstion743 Horizon DrGrand Junction, CO (970) 241-8888
Hampton Inn205 Main StGrand Junction, CO (970) 243-3222
Hawthorn Suites LTD225 Main StGrand Junction, CO (970) 242-2525
Holiday Inn755 Horizon DrGrand Junction, CO (970) 243-6790
La Quinta Inn2761 Crossroads BlvdGrand Junction, CO (970) 241-2929
Motel 6 #261776 Horizon DrGrand Junction, CO (970) 243-2628
Quality Inn733 Horizon DrGrand Junction, CO (970) 245-7200
Ramada Inn752 Horizon DrGrand Junction, CO (970) 243-5150
Residence Inn By Marriott767 Horizon DrGrand Junction, CO (970) 263-4004
Travelodge-grand Junction704 Horizon DrGrand Junction, CO (970) 245-3080
West Gate Inn2210 Hwy 6 & 50Grand Junction, CO (800) 453-9253
Best Western Clifton Inn328 I-70 Business LoopClifton, CO5.8 mi.(970) 434-3400
Fruita Comfort Inn400 Jurassic AveFruita, CO11.8 mi.(970) 858-1333
Super 8399 Jurassic AveFruita, CO11.8 mi.(970) 858-0808
La Quinta Inn & Suites Fruita570 Raptor RdFruita, CO12.0 mi.(970) 858-8850

Grand Junction Weather & Climate

West-central Colorado, near the Utah border, has a high desert climate. It can be classified as either semi-arid to arid, depending on location. Winters are cold and dry, and snowfall is usually light and doesn't remain on the ground long. Due to its location west of the Rockies, this region doesn't receive as much influence from the Chinook winds as other parts of state. Spring comes slowly to west-central Colorado, but quickens near June. Summers are hot and dry, with at least five days per year with temperatures at or above 100 degrees F. This region receives little precipitation year-round, with no seasonal spike. Sunshine is abundant, with 300 days of sunshine per year. Autumn cools rapidly, and the first freeze usually happens in mid-October.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 37°F 16°F 0.53 in. -
February 45°F 23°F 0.47 in. -
March 56°F 32°F 0.93 in. -
April 64°F 39°F 0.85 in. -
May 74°F 48°F 1.09 in. -
June 86°F 57°F 0.48 in. -
July 91°F 63°F 0.79 in. -
August 89°F 61°F 0.74 in. -
September 80°F 52°F 0.85 in. -
October 67°F 40°F 0.98 in. -
November 51°F 28°F 0.80 in. -
December 40°F 19°F 0.55 in. -

Grand Junction Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Walker Field (GJT) located about 4 miles northeast of Grand Junction, Blake Field (1V9) located approximately 32 miles southeast of Grand Junction in Delta, Colorado, the Montrose Regional airport (MTJ) located roughly 52 miles southeast of Grand Junction in Montrose, Colorado, and finally the Garfield County Regional airport (RIL) located around 54 miles northeast of Grand Junction in Rifle, Colorado.

Grand Junction Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Fun JunctionGrand JunctionCO 
Water Parks
Butch Cassidy King World Water ParkMoabUT63.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Chipeta Golf Course on Orchard MesaGrand JunctionCO 
Golf Club at Redlands MesaGrand JunctionCO 
Lincoln Park Golf CourseGrand JunctionCO 
Tiara Rado Golf CourseGrand JunctionCO 
Adobe Creek National Golf CourseFruitaCO10.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Powderhorn ResortMesaCO23.2 mi.
Sunlight Mountain ResortGlenwood SpringsCO73.7 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO85.1 mi.
TellurideTellurideCO87.5 mi.
AspenAspenCO93.3 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO93.3 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO93.3 mi.
TiehackAspenCO93.3 mi.
Museum of Western ColoradoGrand JunctionCO(Multidisciplinary)
Dinosaur Valley MuseumGrand JunctionCO(Science)

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