There is no other place in Colorado where visitors experience the intersection of so many prized ecosystems: Mountains, rivers, canyons, lakes, forests and high desert. For people who define themselves by the amount of time they spend outdoors, this is their mecca.
Grand Junction is a place where vibrant music, farm-fresh cuisine and a lively art scene converge with countless outdoor adventures. Here, alpine terrain meets dramatic high desert. Powerful rivers course through verdant valleys, and opportunities for embracing the wilderness is abundant in each season.
Guests follow their passions, indulge their taste buds and go "where life leads." They say, Mother Nature really does play favorites. Colorado National Monument is part of the NPS and is often referred to by guests as a mini Grand Canyon. The Grand Mesa is the largest flat-top mountain bursting with over 300 lakes. The Book Cliffs is the longest continuous cliff face on the planet and is home to one of the last few protected bands of wild mustangs in the country – over 100 graze the public lands and live freely. Rattlesnake Arches is a remote canyon that is famous for the largest concentration of natural arches in the world. The Colorado and Gunnison Rivers weave their way through town, hence the name Grand Junction.
Additional highlights include over 38 area wineries; a Downtown framed by over 155 art sculptures and murals; three year-round golf courses; wildlife; skiing at Powderhorn Mountain Resort; thousands of miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and off-road adventures.
These unique experiences, coupled with no crowds, over 38 affordable hotels and the third largest airport in Colorado, provides an easy and accessible vacation no matter what the season.
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Palisade is a Statutory Town in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. It is part of the Grand Junction Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,692 at the 2010 census.The community was named for the cliffs near the town site. Palisade is known for its peach orchards and wine vineyards. The climate, a 182-day growing season, and an average 78 percent of sunshine makes Palisade "The Peach Capital of Colorado".
The City of Fruita is a home rule municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Fruita is part of the Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and within the Grand Valley. The geography is identified by the bordering Colorado River (historically known as the Grand River) on the southern edge of town, the Uncompahgre Plateau known for its pinyon-juniper landscape, and the Book Cliffs range on the northern edge of the Grand Valley. The population was 12,646 at the 2010 census. Originally home to the Ute people, white farmers settled the town after founder William Pabor in 1884. Ten years later, Fruita was incorporated. Economically, it started out as a fruit-producing region, but today it is well known for its outdoor sports such as mountain biking, hiking, and rafting, its proximity to the Colorado National Monument, and its annual festivals. Fruita has been the winner of the Governor's Smart Growth and Development Award for four consecutive years. The city motto is "Honor the Past, Envision the Future".
Delta County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2020 census, the population was 31,196. The county seat is Delta.
The City of Montrose is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Montrose County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 19,132 at the 2010 United States Census. The main road that leads in and out of Montrose is U.S. Highway 50. The town is located in cardinal-western Colorado, in the upper Uncompahgre Valley and is an economic, labor, and transportation waypoint for the surrounding recreation industry. It is also the home of a few major engineering projects, namely the Gunnison Tunnel.