Grand Junction is the last breath of civilization before the no mans land that stands between these Bookcliffs and Utah adventures. Well known for its mountain biking trails,  you can also drive the Unaweep Tabeguache scenic byway or hike the Trail through Time and get a peek into the prehistoric life of the area.

The place is crawling with Pick Ups, Jeeps, climbers. If you can’t handle dress clothes, move to Grand Junction where office attire is a bit more relaxed because cowboy boots count as dress shoes.

The two main stores are Cabelas and REI because that is all you need out here.

The kids will love Get Air at the Silo where there are trampolines, dodge ball, challenge course, and trampolines where you can jump into foam pits.

The Grand Junction Motor Speedway provides an opportunity for go-kart experiences.

Bananas fun park is another option for kids birthday parties.

From Palisade and Clifton in the east to Fruita in the west, Grand Junction is the center of several communities.

Colorado Mesa University and the outdoor activities make it a city that attracts high school graduates looking to work and study.

The great climate and excellent health care facilities also make it a great lifestyle. You don’t get a lot of chain restaurants or malls between Denver and Junction. Your next stop for a city with numerous amenities is Salt Lake City.