From hiking the Colorado National Monument to wine tasting, the Grand Valley has numerous attractions for everyone. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, climbing, rafting, and biking across the valley. For those looking to stay closer to the center of town, there is ample shopping and restaurants as well as museums and art galleries in Downtown Grand Junction, Downtown Palisade, and even Fruita. Of course, touring the local wineries is another great way to spend a day in the Grand Valley. How will you spend your visit?
The Heart of the World Colorado National Monument preserves one of the grand landscapes of the American West. But this treasure is much more than a monument. Towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau and canyon panorama. You can experience sheer-walled, red rock canyons along the twists and turns of Rim Rock Drive, where you may spy bighorn sheep and soaring eagles.
The Book Cliffs are a series of desert mountains and cliffs in western Colorado and eastern Utah, in the western United States. They are so named because the cliffs of Cretaceous sandstone that cap many of the south-facing buttes appear similar to a shelf of books.
Home to dozens of wineries, the toughest part of a visit to Colorado's Wine Country might be picking which one is your favorite. That's why we recommend tasting plenty of different kinds before you decide! Make a visit to some of the amazing local wineries and see if you're new favorite wine was grown in Colorado.