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Description: IT’S DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT HERE! Grand Junction is the gateway to the Colorado Canyonlands and Wine Country. Located directly off Interstate 70, the city is a 4 hour drive from Denver, or 5 from Salt Lake City. Home of the Grand Junction Regional Airport, the third largest in Colorado, with over 15 departures a day, serviced by Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) American Eagle (Dallas/Fort Worth), Delta Connection/SkyWest (Salt Lake), Frontier Airlines, United Express/SkyWest (Denver) and US Airways (Phoenix). Major rental car companies are located on the premises.
Grand Junction is on the most popular, scenic route of the Amtrak train in the United States. Close proximity to Arches, Canyonlands and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Parks and Dinosaur National Monument allows easy access. The Colorado National Monument is located on the southwest part of Grand Junction with 11 canyons and 23,000 acres of towering rock and spires. To the east of the Monument is the Grand Mesa National Forest and Scenic & Historic Byway, the world’s largest flat-top mountain. The “Mesa” is covered with lush aspen, which provide yellow fall colors, is home to Powderhorn Ski Resort and over 200 stream-fed lakes.
Experience "wild and old west" with weekly rodeos, horseback riding in the "Wild Horse" range, canyonlands and mesas. Try world-class rafting on the Colorado River or a calm float trip, followed by a buffalo brisket dinner. Home of the world-famous Kokopelli Trail for mountain biking. For something unique, experience rock climbing, canyoneering or hiking in alpine and canyonlands environments. For Grand Junction history, a visit to the Museum of the West is a must. Step into an adobe dwelling with ancient Native American pottery, follow the history of the weapons that tamed the west, including handguns of Kit Carson and Buffalo Bill and venture into our uranium mine.
With five affordable golf courses, you will find one that suits your level of play, with a bonus of stunning redrock views. With its excellent soil and temperate climate combining to produce quality grapes, the valley has earned its reputation as “Colorado’s Wine Country.” Enjoy a taste at one of 23 wineries or local fruit orchards – cherries, apples, plums, pears, apricots and our juicy peaches! For shopping, stroll Main Street, where you’ll find historic buildings, fountains, art galleries, antique shops, and restaurants. Our “Art on the Corner” was the first Main Street sidewalk exhibit in Colorado and features over 100 sculptures. Mesa Mall, Western Colorado’s largest indoor, regional shopping mall offers large anchor stores and smaller chain stores.
Grand Junction’s Art and Culture are celebrated many ways. The Western Colorado Center for the Arts features permanent and temporary exhibits and the performing arts are represented by the Symphony, local theater companies, and Colorado Mesa University drama, dance and music performances.
With over 3000 sleeping rooms, Grand Junction lodging ranges from full-service hotels and efficient motels to cozy bed and breakfasts, in every price range. The Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau can assist groups by performing a room rate and availability survey.
Features: Audio Visual Services, Auditorium-Permanent, Bus Loading/Unloading, Bus Parking, Catering, Computer Rental, Decorating Services, IT Lines, Pre-Function Space, Security, Speaker Ready Room, Storage Facilities
Off-Site Venues/Highlights: Unique off site venues include Wineries, chateau with event center and outdoor facility, Cross Orchard Historic Farm, the Colorado National Monument picnic areas and amphitheater, brewery along the Colorado River, the rooftop at the Avalon Theatre, dining with dinosaurs at Dinosaur Journey, Art Center, Bananas Fun Park (for the kid in all of us), golf courses with spectacular views, hospitality suite Grand Junction Rockies minor league baseball facility.
Green/Environmental Initiatives: Each meeting property, including Two Rivers Convention Center, practices some type of green responsibility.