The Grand Valley, CO
Located just a few hours west of Denver, Colorado’s Grand Valley sits amid one of the most beautiful outdoor playgrounds in the country. Comprised of Grand Junction, Palisade and Fruita, the landscape here is dramatically different from anywhere else in the state, surrounded by rivers, canyons, mesas and mountains to explore, there’s no shortage of adventures to experience. Hike the Colorado National Monument, ski the world’s largest flat-top mountain, bike 1,500-plus miles of singletrack, explore nearly 3,000 square miles of mostly public lands, tee off at award-winning golf courses, climb more than 150 routes, and recreate on the storied Colorado River, all in one day. And, when the sun sets, visitors can sip locally crafted libations at one of 23 area wineries, breweries or distilleries, dine at nationally recognized restaurants, shop at charming boutiques and enjoy exciting nightlife and arts and cultural programming.