At the East base of the Monument, overlooking Grand Junction, The Redlands have some of the best views of Western Colorado! Charming, safe and booming with local businesses, the streets of downtown Grand Junction are filled with art galleries, clothing boutiques, antique shops and a variety of restaurants– many with delightful sidewalk dining.
Downtown has retained the quaint charm of yesteryear, thanks to its Victorian-era architecture and a calendar full of free, old-fashioned community events like the Farmers’ Market Festival and the Parade of Lights. The streets of downtown Grand Junction are one of the nation’s largest sidewalk galleries, filled with almost 100 sculptures. Late-night entertainment is always in full swing. With great coffeehouses featuring live music and dance clubs, downtown is bustling with activity, history and fun both day and night.
In addition to wonderful art galleries throughout Grand Junction, the town is also home to several unique art centers. The Western Colorado Center is a nonprofit arts organization that promotes the enjoyment and understanding of the arts through educational programs, exhibits and its permanent collection of nearly 300 historic and contemporary works. Art on the Corner is a yearlong outdoor exhibit featuring more than 100 sculptures downtown.
Just take one look at the landscape surrounding Grand Junction, and you’ll understand why outdoor adventures in this area are so exhilarating. The setting beckons enthusiasts to hike its mesas, bike its expansive selection of mountain bike trails and fish or float along its flowing rivers. And with thousands of rock formations near town, Grand Junction has become a climber’s paradise. To get a lay of the land, an insider’s perspective and all the gear you’ll need, drop in on one of the area’s great outdoor outfitters.