Grand Junction, Colorado
The biggest town situated on Colorado’s Western Slope and right in the center of Colorado wine country, Grand Junction stretches over the Grand Valley and is ideally positioned for experiencing the amazing northwestern Colorado. On the eastern end lies the Grand Mesa with pristine lakes, mystic woodlands, a picturesque byway and impressive fall color exhibits. If you in the western part of the city, you ought to visit the Colorado National Monument, a small Grand Canyon of red rock formations that feature majestic overlooks and a 23-mile Rimrock Drive. Here you can register yourself for extensive ranger-led programs that include trekking to explore the region’s unique flora, seeking lizards and providing information about the monument’s ancient occupants. Toward the south is the green Western Slope agricultural oasis, boasting wine grapes and peaches.