Hotel near National Monuments and Ski Trails
Grand Junction is where the Rocky Mountains meet the high desert on the Western slope of Colorado. The city's picturesque setting, studded with red-rock canyons and rushing rapids, appeals to a wide range of outdoors enthusiasts who descend upon the rugged landscape year-round. Grand Vista Hotel is in the heart of this recreation center, with access to hiking, biking, and fishing opportunities and famous natural attractions. Twenty miles west, bighorn sheep and golden eagles share the sandstone cliffs of the Colorado National Monument. The city's lush riverside location also makes it fertile ground for vineyards and orchards.
This region is well-known for its downhill skiing—take part in this tradition with a lift pass (included in Option 2) at Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Located about 40 miles from the hotel, this family-friendly resort features beginners' trails, forest glade runs, and terrain parks. Afterward, unwind in the hotel's newly renovated standard guest rooms, replete with comfortable chairs and cable TV.
Grand Vista’s Oliver's Restaurant, located just off the lobby, serves complimentary breakfast from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., including scrambled eggs, waffles, and fruit. The evening menu features assorted entrees for between $10–$11, and at the lively Bailey's Lounge, bartenders whip up a complimentary cocktail for each guest. The European-style pub—which stays open until 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday—also hosts themed happy hours and karaoke nights.
Grand Junction, Colorado: Dramatic Mountain Ranges in Colorado Wine Country
Grand Junction is located on Colorado's Western Slope between Denver and Salt Lake City. Massive rock formations surround its high desert landscape—to the south, the Grand Mesa, and to the north, the Book Cliffs, a desert mountain range. Paved roads and well-marked trails connect many of the mountain ranges, so you can bike or hike your way through the rugged terrain. For an up-close look at the region's diverse wildlife, head to Colorado National Monument, where mountain lions and mule deer dart in and out of red-rock canyons.
The city is also a critical member of Colorado's wine country, due to its optimal grape-growing conditions. There are more than 20 vineyards and wineries scattered throughout the lush Grand Valley region that serve samples of award-winning blends and varietals, including chardonnays and merlots. Within a two-hour drive, you'll also find the natural hot-springs pools of Glenwood Springs and the thousand-foot-deep gorges of Moab, Utah.
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