Grand Junction Colorado is known for its fantastic elk hunting and fabulous fishing, but did you know that it is also a great place to visit? This Colorado town has a fraction of the population that Denver has, but it is a place that has something for everyone from the sportsman to the non-sportsmen in your family.
If you choose to visit this hot spot during the summer than bring your swimwear and your rafting gear. This quaint town is home to the Colorado River and the Gunnison River. This is perfect for the members of your family who want to fish all day and the ones who want to brave the rapids. There are multiple companies that will take your wild family members on the ride of a live time touring the local river rapids. Not into fishing or braving the rapids no problem! Highline Lake State Park is just around the corner that serves up additional summer recreation for all. They offer family favorites such as; boating, swimming, birding, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, jet skiing, sailboarding, picnicking, and water skiing just to name a few.
Not wanting to get wet? This town is for you too. Grand Junction Motor Speedway is one fun stop you can’t miss. Ride in one of their many go-karts and race other members of your family down this twisty and turning track that will leave everyone smiling. The speedway gives each driver a break down of their lap time so if your family is competitive than this is for you. Not a racer but want to be outside then you have to check out the Botanical Gardens. This is a home to the wonderful Butterfly House. This is a small paradise with butterflies and over 600 exotic tropical plants from around the world. Enjoy a tranquil moment watching the fish, looking for the resident toads, turtles, or tree frog, or watching a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis.
Planning your trip at a colder time of year? Grand Junction does offers all the winter fun actives for the non-hunter. With the Powderhorn Mountain spitting distant away your family can go skiing, tubing, or just enjoy the snow. This mountain is full of resorts, lodging, and shopping for the non-skier as well.
Not a fan of the cold? This is still a hot spot for a family with everyone in mind downtown area full of fun thing to do while the others are out hunting elk. Grand Junction is known for its wonderful food so why do you take your taste buds on a Food Tour. This tour will teach you about the history and culture of downtown Grand Junction while you meet some of the city’s most popular chefs and restaurateurs. Grand Junction Food Tours are presented every Saturday at 2.00pm, but private tours can be booked if you are not going to be in town on a Saturday. Not a foodie or a hunter no problem. The down town area is home to the Kannah Creek Brewing Company. Opened in 2005 the Kannah Creek Brewing Company now have three separate brew pubs in the Grand Junction area, where you can enjoy unique Colorado craft beers and all-American food. The cool part is their beers are made with the pure, untouched snow-melt waters of the Kannah Creek.