Grand Junction Travel Guide
Mesa County Courthouse
Grand Junction Historic District
Colorado National Monument Visitors...
A wide open space as stge to the west rocks
it does get hot in the Summer.
In a nutshell
A great place for the off the beaten path traveler.
McInnis CAnyons-Black Ridge CAnyons
I started to drive into the BLM administered area, but back out after a short distance. There are roads that are not very good, and looked like they were getting worse as distance went on. So, I walked in a ways, but not enough to see the sites in the interior about 3 miles....
There are a string of old motels where the strip used to be on north Street for tourists to come and stay. A lot, if not all have survived yet, even though some may be long term stay for migrant workers and lower poverty families today. Amazingly they are still fairly well...
Grand Junction has done a very good job of reworking the old downtown area and preserving what they can so the decline is not rolling downhill too fast. They have quaint shops and places to eat. One of the more interesting notes is all the statues and sculptures there and...
Colorado National Monument trails
There are 14 main trails in the park; some easier than others. The longest being 8 1/2 miles, while there are short jaunts of 1/2 mile. They also have 13 overlook views of various park scenes, all good for sure. I took 3 trails and ended up that day going about 12 miles in...
Colorado National Monument
This seems like a "little" Grand Canyon with the steep crevices and sheer walls of color. John Otto came here in 1907 and loved the canyons, so stayed and promoted this to be a national park. Eventually with GC citizens, the NPS accepted the park in 1911. Otto carved oout...
Pantuso's: Knock Out Italian!
Located more near the Highway than downtown we decided to have Italian food as it was near the hotel. This restaurant was a real surprise....They had some great food, including mussels from Australia! Remember this city is located hours from Denver!The waiters are dresssed...
The Ale House: Good for what ales you
We had a good time at this place on the 2004 trip and were pleased to find it still going strong in 2011. It's a biggish establishment with a dignified pool room, bar, open dining areas and patio, and was teeming with locals on both of our visits. In the warmer months that...
many available: Downtown
Head Downtown - there is a establishment for everyone. Many locally owned bars and clubs. Rockslide - great bar with great food - brewery. Smoke freeMesa Theatre - live music - very fun.Blue Moon - another good bar with good food.Sports Page - pub food good hang outMany...
Blue Moon Bar and Grill: beers in a row
I don't like it when they give me a list of beers. I like the bars that line the bottles up in a row so I can just look and tell what they have."A Red Stripe please," I asked."Sorry, we are out of that," replied the barkeep."Ummmm," I stared at my options a little longer, "I...
Grand Junction Regional Airport
If you're traveling to western Colorado or eastern Utah, this is the closest port to fly into. It's a really sweet little operation that serves short jumps to/from major hubs in Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and LA - but not all of them on any...
There is a terminal in Grand Junction and believe it is used a lot by locals. They are used to taking a bus rather than the cost of flying, and it is more easily affordable. The location is by the Museum of the West, across the street on Ute at 5th St
Grand Junction Airport
I did not come here view plane, but the convenience to do so, and maybe stage a trip form here saves many hours and miles form where you may come from. It is in the middle of a lot of parks, and middle of nowhere else to fly into. Denver is 250 miles away. The airport looks...
Varous Entrepreneurs in Retail: Downtown is Drawing You
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There is not special shop-instead it is pleasing to me to see locals making a living having a store to promote their goods to the public. No large chain stores are downtown, and the mMesa Mall about 2-3 miles away seems not to hurt trade much, if at all.
What to buy: Anything you desire
Written Oct 11, 2009
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- Arts and Culture
If you show up in late summer, make sure to visit Orchard Mesa and buy some peaches. This fruit stand is Ernest and Ruth Ball's on G Road in Palisaide... just outside Grand Junction actually. The peaches are so pretty. One of the attached images is digitally alterred.
A Long Way for Gas & Food
There is such a long distance between the towns that you need to plan ahead. The next stop after Grand Junction going west is Green River, about 75 miles, and after that the next west stop is 110 miles.
ATV's and Motor Bikes are DAmaging
Unfortunately, in my opinion, there is too much allowance of ATV and motor bikes use around here. It ends up that many riders go where they are not allowed, or should not, in spite of even some warnings not to venture in eoc sensitive areas. Even though there seems to be so...
Green River-Crstal Geyser
This cold water geyser is located about 9 miles south of town and you go through the old Government missile testing site to get to it. The trip is fascinating, and the geyser spews out every 12-16 hours. I did not wait around that long to find out. I did see a trickle of...
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...
Outdoor Sport Supples Available Here
I learned during my delivery to the Grand Junction Sam's Club, that this store had an excellent selection of canoes and rafting supplies. The image of the store below is a mountaineering store downtown that provides supplies for hikers and any of the sports associated with the outdoors in this region. There's also a good bicycle store down the street.
Written Aug 5, 2008
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- Adventure Travel
- Mountain Climbing
Located on Horizon Dr-7th St in the north sector, it is new and perched on top of a hill, on the east side of street. The greeters are over friendly and helpful to a point that if you listen to them long enough, you will have no time to tour. The intentions are well...
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