Grand Junction was so named because it sits at the confluence of Gunnison River and Upper Colorado River, which historically was named the Grand River. With abundant outdoor venues for active adventures like mountain biking, hiking, and whitewater rafting, RV rentals in Grand Junction make it easier to access these playgrounds while linked to downtown via Grand Valley Transit buses.
If you wish to travel farther afield, find the best RV rental in Grand Junction for a journey to Denver, the Mile High City, and the state capital, four hours to the east. Or head west along I-70 with your RV rental from Grand Junction, Colorado, to Salt Lake City, Utah or Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Great Outdoors
Grand Junction is mecca for mountain biking. Bikers descend on the city's many single-track trails, the most popular of which are Tabeguache five miles southwest and Kokopelli trails 18 miles northwest. Enjoy spectacular views – and white-knuckle rides – from the rugged and remote Tabeguache tracks with elevations ranging from 4,600 ft to 9,700 ft. Or opt for an equally scream-inducing ride in Kokopelli trail, notorious for its intense downhill sections and steep climbs.
Camp out with your travel trailer rental in Grand Junction in "The Heart of the World" at Colorado National Monument where an immense plateau is punctuated by towering ochre monoliths. Take the scenic, sheer-walled Rim Rock Drive and bring your Grand Junction motorhome rental here for a night or two to scan the sky for soaring eagles and the rocky slopes for bighorn sheep.
Arizona's Grand Canyon is over 400 miles southwest of Colorado's Grand Junction. If you can't make it there yet, you may be able to get to the much closer Canyonlands National Park in Utah just 120 miles southwest. The mighty Colorado River and Green River and their tributaries carved out countless canyons, buttes, and mesas, creating aptly named sections like the Needles, the Island in the Sky, and the Maze. Wildlife is, of course, abundant and you just might encounter black bears, cougars, pronghorns, coyotes, elk, badgers and bobcats.
If you are looking for a different kind of rush, book an RV in Grand Junction and join a whitewater rafting expedition down the Colorado, Yampa, Green and Gunnison Rivers.
A milder foray into the outdoors will take you to Grand Junction's dozens of wineries. Put your luxury RV rental in Grand Junction to good use by hopping from one vineyard to the next for a delightful wine-tasting tour.
Monument RV Park sits approximately halfway between Grand Junction's town center and the entrance to the Colorado National Monument. This strategic location makes it an ideal base for Grand Junction RV rentals by owner, as it's a full-service RV park closest to the national monument. It's also convenient as you are within commuting distance of downtown while within hiking distance of the national park and biking distance of Tabeguache trail. The Colorado River is easily accessible from the park and I-70 yet set back far enough from the main artery to not hear freeway noise. A fishing lake and a swim beach are nearby, and so is a gas station less than half a mile away.
Mobile City RV and Home Park, the RV Ranch at Grand Junction, and the Grand Junction KOA Holiday are four to six miles away from the town center. Many more are within a 10-mile radius like the Moondance RV and campground and the Junction West RV Park. Plenty of Walmart Centers can be found within five miles and gas stations within one to two miles.
Mobile City not only offers full hookup RV sites and individual dump stations but also welcome amenities like hot showers, clean restrooms, laundromat, pavilion and puppy park. There's also propane on site should you need some. A large shopping mall, gas, and grocery are a mile away while 14 wineries are located within 10 miles of the RV park.
Exploring the City
You'd need to leave your RV rental near Grand Junction and take the Grand Valley Transit if you want a tour of the town’s microbreweries, distillers, and meaderies. But before embarking on any bar-hopping adventure, check out the town's tasty culinary scene offering not only all-American and Western fares like old-fashioned BBQ, burgers and casual deli sandwich but also Thai and Indian staples. And if you're really adventurous, scope out restaurants for Rocky Mountain "oysters". These delicacies are not farmed in brackish water; they are in fact fried cattle testicles.
Walk off the calories with a stop at the Museum of the West where a thousand years of history is on display. Admire ancient Anasazi pottery, enjoy a mock ride in a stagecoach, and learn more about the area's uranium mine. Visit art galleries to view the wide variety of the town's artistic talent. Or shop 'til you drop in Mesa Mall, the largest indoor mall in western Colorado, knowing that you have your RV trailer rental in Grand Junction to carry home your fabulous finds.
Start your search for an RV in Grand Junction and get ready for your Colorado adventure!