Living in Grand Junction

Living in Western Colorado

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.

Did you know... 

Mesa Count is 75% public land with 3 state parks and a 32 square mile National Monument.

Residents enjoy world-class whitewater rafting on the Colorado, Gunnison, and Green Rivers, mountain biking in Fruita and Moab, fishing, skiing and snowboarding on the slopes of nearby Grand Mesa and Powderhorn Ski Resort. Breathtaking hikes await in the Colorado National Monument, just minutes from home. A short day trip away you'll find iconic towns like Aspen, Telluride, Ouray, and Moab; boasting National Parks, hot springs, ghost towns, festivals, and more outdoor adventure than you can experience in one lifetime.

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

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