Hotel at a Glance: DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Junction
DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Junction is a modern-and-welcoming hotel set in the middle of Colorado wine country. The upscale hotel features lush landscaping along with mod red, white, and black decor. You'll be 5 miles away from the shops, galleries, and restaurants of downtown Grand Junction and close to skiing and Grand Mesa National Forest.
- Get around in the hotel's complimentary shuttle, which will take you to attractions up to 5 miles away.
- Local eats at the onsite Bistro 743 restaurant and Colorado microbrews and wines at the Bistro Lounge tempt palates.
- Gaze at mountains or the hotel grounds from your spacious room.
- Don't miss tours and tastings at some of the 20 nearby wineries.
Grand Junction, Colorado: Red-Rock Canyons and Outdoor Recreation in Colorado Wine Country
Grand Junction was incorporated in the 1880s as a frontier outpost along the railroad between Denver and Salt Lake City. Perched about 4,500 feet above sea level, the town lures outdoorsy types who come to whitewater raft the Class IV rapids of the Colorado River and mountain bike the challenging Kokopelli’s Trail. To the east of Grand Junction lie the forests of Grand Mesa, and to the west, the red-rock canyons of Colorado National Monument. At the latter, the 23-mile-long Rim Rock Drive circumnavigates the vast canyon, offering aerial views and white-knuckle turns along sheer drop-offs. You might glimpse a desert bighorn sheep maneuvering the steep cliffs or a golden eagle soaring overhead.
When the snows falls, cross-country skiers and snowshoers head to the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests for picturesque, groomed trails. Powderhorn Mountain Resort is a local favorite, averaging 250 inches of snowfall per year across 63 trails.
Grand Junction is also a cultural hub. Head to Main Street to browse art galleries, shop at boutiques, and dine at independent restaurants. You’ll notice the town’s impressive collection of more than 100 outdoor sculptures lining the sidewalks. Thanks to its optimal grape-growing conditions, Grand Junction is also a critical part of Colorado's wine country. Throughout the Grand Junction area, there are more than 20 vineyards and wineries that serve samples of award-winning chardonnays and merlots.