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Grand Junction is located 28 miles east of the Utah border at the junction of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers, midway between Denver and Salt Lake City.

In 1881, the site was settled by ranchers following expulsion of the Ute nation. They first called it Ute, then West Denver, and eventually named it for the river junction. The town grew as a regional irrigated farm and mining center.

Today Grand Junction, population about 40,200, is the area's oil, uranium, gas, shale and coal-mining hub. Electronic equipment is produced here and tourism is significant. The city lies in the Grand Valley, bordered on the east by the Grand Mesa and Colorado National Monument to the west. It is a major fruit-producing area that includes several vineyards. The area also provides abundant recreational opportunities, including the Colorado Riverfront Trail System. Grand Junction hosts the Junior College World Series baseball tournament as well as other cultural and community events throughout the year.

Barrel into Spring Wine Tasting Event | Country Jam Grand Junction | Grand Junction Yoga Festival | Grand Valley Hospice | Grand Valley OHV Area |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Tomorrow Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast |
Education Doo Zoo Children's Museum |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts West Gate Inn |
Science Dinosaur Valley Museum |
Transportation Walker Field Airport |

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Barrel into Spring Wine Tasting Event Grand Junction CO April27-May19 Exquisitely prepared gourmet meals, 'behind the scenes' winery and vineyard tours, tasting wines that are not readily available to the general public, and of course barrel tasting.
Grand Junction Yoga Festival Grand Junction CO July11-14 The Telluride Yoga Festival is a unique event that elevates the benefits of yoga with a mission to protect our natural environment.
Olathe Sweet Corn Festival Olathe CO August3 The Olathe Sweet Corn Festival is more than fun in the western Colorado sunshine. It is an ever-growing symbol of a community committed to making the future better for the generations to come.
Steamboat Wine Festival Steamboat Springs CO August7-11 Experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products at this ultimate food and wine experience.