Grand Junction is a rapidly growing city at the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado rivers. The largest community between Salt Lake City and Denver, "Junction" is home to over 100,000 people. With the picturesque canyons of Colorado National Monument to the south and the imposing Grand Mesa on the north, Grand Junction marks the end of the Utah desert, and is a portal to many scenic locations in western Colorado.
A bustling community, Grand Junction offers all the services to be expected from a city its size, including ample lodging and dining options, a symphony orchestra, several western museums, and a dozen nearby wineries. The city plays host to a number of events throughout the year, including bluegrass and country music festivals, car and bike shows, rodeos, and theatre. With a more country feel than the urban sprawl of Denver, Grand Junction attracts many seeking the comforts of a large community that still maintains the flavor of old Colorado.
Grand Junction is on I-70 near Colorado's western border, 250 miles west of Denver and 285 miles southeast of Salt Lake City (UT).