Summer in the high desert can seem rough. There's always talk of a drought and conversations will often turn to the familiar phrase of, "We could sure use rain!" All of that is true. Still, there
Grand Junction Summer Activities
Dated: June 21 2020
Summer in Grand Junction can be a wonderful time! The monsoon season arrives, bringing much needed rain. The tourist crowds stay in the mountains, and we're left with our beautiful valley all to ourselves. Often there are a plethora of festivals to attend, from The Palisade Bluegrass and Roots festival to Winefest and Peachfest. This year is a little different, but are still plenty of Grand Junction Summer Activities to enjoy!
For kids, a great place to start is with the City of Grand Junction summer activities guide.
For the whole family, there are plenty of things to do, from waterparks to natural attractions. Here's a brief list of Grand Junction Summer Activities!
For the Family
Consider Highline State Park for a day of swimming and paddleboarding.
The Las Colonias Water Park is now open and is proving to be lots of fun for everyone!
Lincoln Park Pool is opening soon and will be a great place to cool off.
Bananas Fun Park has a great water park for kids too!
Take a wine tour through beautiful Palisade and East Orchard Mesa
Float various sections of the Gunnison or Colorado River. A day trip floating through town is lovely!
Visit a brewery for a tasting sampler of all their beers.
Hike Crag's Crest for gorgeous views on the Mesa or bike the Flowing Park Trail.
Visit Colorado National Monument and then drive on up to Glade Park for cooler temps and alpine scenery.
Drive the Grand Mesa and stop in Cedaredge or Hotchkiss at an orchard.
Take a drive to Palisade for wine, spirits, and beer tasting.
Visit downtown Grand Junction and check out our vast collection of Art on the Corner sculptures.
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