Living in Grand Junction

Living in Western Colorado

With a mission of becoming the most livable community west of the Rockies by 2025, Grand Junction, Colorado is the gateway to the mountains and canyonlands of western Colorado and eastern Utah. 

Centrally located between Denver (250 miles east) and Salt Lake City (270 miles west), Grand Junction is surrounded by 1.2 million acres of public land and has easy access to the Rocky Mountains and western Colorado’s incredible landscape. Visitors and residents enjoy:

  • World-class whitewater rafting on the Colorado and Green Rivers
  • Golfing
  • Fishing
  • Skiing and snowboarding on the slopes of nearby Powderhorn Ski Resort
  • Exploring mountain bike and hiking trails through the Colorado National Monument and the Grand Mesa

Grand Junction hosts several community and cultural events throughout the year including baseball games at the Junior College World Series, downtown events and festivals, and wine sampling at the many area wineries.  Learn more about our incredible community at the Visit Grand Junction website.

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