Grand Junction, Colorado
Located in the Colorado Western Slope, on the Colorado River and close to lots of national forest land, amazing mountain views, incredible rock formations, and Colorado’s wine country is Grand Junction. If you love to be outdoors, this may be your ideal vacation spot; all of its natural beauty plus tons of sunshine and a high desert climate make Grand Junction the perfect city to explore in your hikers. Moreover, it’s been noted by Outdoor Life magazine as one of the best hunting and fishing towns in the US, making it a great place to go for a real outdoorsman’s getaway in an RV rental Grand Junction CO. The city also takes its live music seriously, the wining and dining options are plentiful, and the cultural attractions are what you might expect from a bigger city. If you’re rolling west of the Rockies, stop in Grand Junction and check out these places.
Popular Tourist Attractions
The Grand Mesa
Get up high — very high — on The Grand Mesa, the largest flat-topped mountain on the planet. While the mesa is huge, the park is actually just east of Grand Junction. Bring your camera for unmatched panoramic views, bring your mountain bike for fantastic trail riding, and bring your sense of adventure for it all. Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and sunglasses are a must for a great day in the mountains with your RV rental Grand Junction.
Museum of Western Colorado
Featuring exhibits on science-related topics and history, the Museum of Western Colorado bills itself as the largest inter-disciplinary museum between Salt Lake City and Denver. It’s actually made up of several different sites, so check their website and plan accordingly. The main Museum of the West features historical recreations, an underground mine exhibit, firearms on display, and more. Just west in Fruita is the Dinosaur Journey Museum to excite your inner paleontologist. And back in Grand Junction is the Cross Orchards Historic Site, a seasonal living history museum with costumed period actors. Each site has different hours and admission charges, so again, check to see where you can go, when you can go there, and how much it will cost you.
Allen Unique Auto Museum
Whether you’re an auto aficionado or just an admirer of engineering ingenuity, you’ll find something beautiful at the Allen Unique Auto Museum. The exhibit floor is covered with gleaming, expertly restored examples of some of the finest automobiles ever produced. From classics to hot rods, there are over 80 vehicles on display daily. It’s open every day except Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Campgrounds and State/National Parks
Situated in Colorado National Monument Park near Fruita is the Saddlehorn Campground. If you’re looking to spend the night in a place with great views, this is it. While no hookups or showers are available and the flush toilets are available only during the summer months for your camper rental Grand Junction. The surrounding beauty can’t be beat, it’s a bit more rustic than some other campgrounds, but if you’re looking to park your RV on the top of the world, Saddlehorn is where you want to be.
James M. Robb Colorado River State Park
There are two campgrounds in this park: on in the Island Acres section, and one in the Fruita section. Both are a short drive from Grand Junction, both offer full hookups, and both have opportunities for fishing and all sorts of other outdoor activity with your camper rental Grand Junction Colorado. Choosing either one of these campgrounds gives you the perfect blend between modern convenience and rustic experience.
Mobile City RV Park
Over 40 full hookup sites and lots of amenities await you at this Grand Junction RV park. Guests have access to restrooms with showers, laundry facilities, wifi, cable TV, a puppy park, and more for their motorhome rental Grand Junction CO. Rates are reasonable, and just like every other place in the area, the scenery is spectacular.
If you’re a true blue country music fan, this is one event that you will not want to miss. It’s four glorious June days of some of the biggest names in the business, like Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, and many others. Aside from amazing live performances, there are games, exhibits, vendors, and even artist meet and greets. Camping packages are available, and it’s a very RV friendly event for your motorhome rental Grand Junction Colorado.
Loudwire Music Festival
Or, if loud rock music is more your style, come back to the Country Jam location the following June weekend for the Loudwire Music Festival. There are always big-name acts in the line-up, such as Weezer, Linkin Park, Rob Zombie, and others. As with the Country Jam, camping is available with your camper trailer rental Grand Junction.
There’s something about seeing mountains that’s just good for the soul, and in Grand Junction, your soul will be in great shape. With lots of things to do in the beautiful Colorado sunshine, unique cultural attractions, tons of live music, and breathtaking scenery everywhere you turn, this is one Western Slope spot that you’ll want to spend some time exploring.
Safe travels from everyone here at RVshare!