Grand Junction CO is located at the westernmost edge of Colorado. The city was incorporated in 1901 and has a population of around 100,000. Grand Junction is known as “Colorado’s World Class Playground.”
Grand Junction CO is known for its outdoors recreation opportunities. There are over 80 public parks in the area including George Ostrom Park, which is hosting several events this summer including Fiesta Days on June 27th-28th. Other events this month include Fourth of July celebrations with fireworks and family activities. Upcoming events can be found online through the City of Grand Junction Website or Facebook page .
The Colorado National Monument sits just west of town and features hundreds of rock formations that were created by wind & water erosion over millions of years.
The Monument has miles of trails where visitors can hike, mountain bike and ride horses. The views from the monument are simply stunning.
Grand Junction CO was ranked as having one of the top ten places to live in America by Money Magazine . Grand Junction is a safe community with a strong economy and affordable housing. There are several public school options for families located throughout the city including GJCO School District #51 , which has received a 10 out of 10 rating from Greatschools.org . Additionally, Grand Junction Public Library District operates six locations throughout the area along with three bookmobiles that visit various neighborhoods around town each week .