Grand Junction is a rapidly growing city located at the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado rivers. The largest community between Salt Lake City and Denver, Grand Junction is home to over 100,000 people. With the picturesque canyons of Colorado National Monument to the south and the imposing Grand Mesa on the north, Grand Junction marks the end of the Utah desert and is a portal to many scenic locations in western Colorado.
A bustling community, Grand Junction offers all the services expected in a city of its size. There are ample lodging and dining options, several western museums and a dozen nearby wineries. The city plays host to a number of events throughout the year, including bluegrass and country music festivals, car and bike shows, rodeos and theatre. With a more country feel than the urban sprawl of Denver, Grand Junction attracts many seeking the comforts of a large community that still maintains the flavor of “old Colorado”.
Grand Junction is on Interstate 70 near Colorado’s western border, 250 miles west of Denver and 285 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Grand Junction is in a semi-arid desert area where farming is only possible through extensive irrigation. Summer temperatures are often in the 90′s, while winter highs are just above freezing. Spring and fall are the most pleasant times to visit, when temperatures are moderate and there is little chance of rainfall to spoil your trip.
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