logo

Grand Junction
 

Grand Junction, Colorado

 
Grand Junction is more than just the mid-way point between Denver and Salt Lake City. This small town on Colorado's western slope is a great place to explore the great outdoors. Home to Colorado National Monument (23,000 acres of windows, arches, and canyons) and Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness Area, part of the 122,300-acre McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, Grand Junction boasts miles of hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking trails of varying length and difficulty. But that's not all. Grand Valley, as the broader... Read More area is known, is situated on the banks of the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers making it an ideal destination for fishing and rafting, both white water and float trips. And it is a primary stop on the Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway. While it may be hard to imagine, this rocky, semi-arid environment on the Uncompahgre Plateau once looked more like the mouth of the Mississippi River with conifers, cycads and ferns. But what makes Grand Junction and the surrounding area a great place to hunt rocks and find bones? Thanks to mountain uplift and erosion the area's geological and paleontological history is today exposed. The Morrison formation, found here, is Late Jurassic sedimentary rock roughly 150 million years old!
Collared Lizard

Collared Lizard

Alfredo De Simone

Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument

National Park Service

Allosaurus

Allosaurus

Flavia Righetti

Dinosaur Dig

Dinosaur Dig

Alfredo De Simone

Grand Junction tours, guides and outfitters
 
Rimrock Adventures (Outfitter)
Not Yet Rated
Travel Reviews
 
  | Review

927 Hwy. 340

Fruita, CO 81521

USA

+1 970 858 9555

Send an email enquiry

Website

Rimrock Adventures offers rafting trips and horseback trail rides on the scenic Colorado Plateau straddling Colorado and Utah. All half-day, full-day and multi-day excursions focus on fun rather than exertion. Paddle trips are relax and ride. Horseback rides are scenic ambles. Children are welcome on all trips. While there is no hard and fast rule on minimum age it is best to i ... Read More
Rimrock Adventures offers rafting trips and horseback trail rides on the scenic Colorado Plateau straddling Colorado and Utah. All half-day, full-day and multi-day excursions focus on fun rather than exertion. Paddle trips are relax and ride. Horseback rides are scenic ambles. Children are welcome on all trips. While there is no hard and fast rule on minimum age it is best to inquire before you book. The Old West Rodeo takes place each Tuesday evening in June, July and August.
Horseback Riding
Rafting
Museum of Western Colorado (Non-profit Organization)
Rating: 

Mygatt-Moore Quarry

Fruita, CO

USA

+1 888 488 3466

Send an email enquiry

Website

The Museum of Western Colorado in Fruita offers dinosaur adventures for kids aged 5 & up. The dig for a day and 5-day expeditions at nearby Mygatt-Moore Quarry are hands-on family paleontology programs. The paleo trips are hands-off tours. Children aged 10 & up are welcome on Houston Quarry (Wyoming) dinosaur digs.
Digging for Fossils
Been to Grand Junction?    
Get the latest kids can travel ideas, guides, reviews and tips for traveling with kids. It's FREE!
TRAVEL TRIVIA
Which of the following animals are you likely to spot on an African safari:
Kangaroo
Lion
Moose
Tiger
X