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The Switzerland of America: Ouray, Colorado

Nestled in the San Juan Mountains, Ouray is a small Colorado town of outstanding beauty. It is surrounded on every side by tall peaks that cast overwhelming shadows in the evenings and make for early sunsets. Though the population is small, the town is a definite stop for anyone passing through or simply looking for …

Kiln Coffee Bar

There is almost nothing better than a fresh cup of coffee on a crisp morning. Upon entering Kiln Coffee Bar, you are immediately engulfed by the sweetness of fresh brew and a clean, minimal, and warm atmosphere. In spite of opening just a few months ago, Kiln has already established itself as a shop looking …

Rockslide Brewery

By no means is Rockslide Brewery a hole in the wall. Well-established, they have served the downtown Grand Junction area quality beer and food for twenty years and counting. They are highly committed to sourcing excellent, local products when available–both for their menu and their beers! From the minute you walk in, there is a …

Hike the Palisade Rim Trail

There is a certain peace that comes with standing on a plateau and watching the Colorado River become engulfed by De Beque Canyon. Palisade Rim Trail is a trail one can take over and over and find a new wonder and adventure each time. It is popular not only for hiking but also trail running …

Grand Junction Farmer’s Market

During years past – and this year is no exception – there was a wait at many of the region’s farmer’s markets for fresh fruit. Right now, peach season is in full swing right along with the start of the farmer’s market. Though the 2017 spring brought an unusually late frost, the weather in recent …

Las Colonias Park Amphitheater Opens in Grand Junction

The long awaited Las Colonias Park Amphitheater is set to open in July 2017. For years, the Grand Valley has been limited to just a handful of venues, mostly temporary establishments for local festivals and events. The capacity of the new amphitheater, comfortably seating several thousand, is expected to attract larger musical acts than what …

Hike to the Summit of Mount Garfield

A dominating feature of the Grand Valley’s skyline, Mount Garfield is one of the more challenging hikes in the area. It is well worth the hike to the Summit of Mount Garfield. Round-trip, the trail is four miles with an elevation gain of two thousand feet, ending at an altitude of over six thousand feet. …

Edgewater Brewery: Quench Your West Slope Thirst

As it warms up on the Western Slope, we welcome in a season of outdoor adventures and experiences. Trees are blooming, crops flourishing, vibrant blue skies run for days on end.  Edgewater Brewery in Grand Junction, Colorado thrives on this season. Edgewater Brewery Beers An extension of Kannah Creek Brewing Company, Edgewater is located in …

Best of Palisade (Including the Peaches!)

Palisade Peaches & Other Fruit Due to its unique surrounding landscape, Palisade, Colorado has a long agricultural history in producing peaches, apples, pears, cherries, and grapes. Palisade sits at the base of the Grand Mesa and Bookcliffs, and receives warming winds from DeBeque Canyon, which alter its climate. This temperate environment is more accommodating for fruit …

Meditative Beauty of Colorado National Monument

Within a twenty-minute drive from Grand Junction, you can overlook the city from Colorado National Monument. At the top of the canyons is a vast view of the valley – Grand Mesa, Palisade, Fruita, and a large stretch of the Bookcliffs. Colorado National Monument – Canyon Rim Trail Primarily red rock and sandstone, the Monument is …
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