When you visit, and you are a...
When you visit, and you are a mountain biker. You must visit the Colorado National Monument's Devils Kichen. Even though you don't here to much about Grand Junstion, Fruita, area mountain biking. It is in my opion much better, and less crowded then are rival city Moab, Utah. Eventhough, I dislike Grand Junction. I keep going back because something is holding me back.
Green River-Fossil Point
There are a lot of roads that branch off of the main road in town. They all led to the out country and it is rugged, rough, and bumpy in many areas. It is really called a desert in this part of Utah, and is dry to prove it, except for along the Green River running through town and beyond. Fossil Point is about 13 miles south of town, and located in a barren hot, dry plateau with some gray hills peaking up. The road is not too bad to travel until the last couple of miles. I went past the designated area for a bit, and it does get worse form there. Four wheel drive is helpful.
I walked for around 2 hours looking for fossils on the hillsides, broken rock and in creek bed. Nothing special was found, but they must be here hidden well. The venture and exploring is the real treat.
~ Grand Junction, Colorado ~
"The furthest west I have ever traveled"
About 250 miles from Denver, the remote city of Grand Junction serves as the regional hub of Western Colorado. Somewhat of a geographical compromise between the mountain landscapes of central Colorado and the rocky deserts of Utah, Grand Junction is defined by flat-topped mesas and arid vistas -- a rugged setting that has yielded many dinosaur fossils. In fact, even small sandy expanses begin to emerge in the outskirts of Grand Junction, near the Book Cliffs.
"More than just where my grandparents live"
I believe I have been to Grand Junction a total of four times -- including when I was a baby. That's because it is also where my grandparents live. That said, the city does boast a few offerings that visitors without family in the area may enjoy. For instance, when I was a child I walked around downtown, which features a variety of shops and lots of sculptural art near the Colorado River. I have also been to the local mall, Mesa Mall, on a couple of occasions. The best attractions I have visited in the Grand Junction area, however, are Colorado National Monument, where we went hiking and climbed on rocks, and a local dinosaur museum. The Grand Mesa is another park of interest to visitors, although to my knowledge I have never been there.
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