Local Area Attractions
The Dinosaur Diamond
Discover the meat eaters of the past on a dinosaur journey where you need to beware of life-like robotic dinosaurs, examine real dinosaur fossils, experience a simulated earthquake or see a working fossil preparation lab. If you want to get your hands dirty, book a hands-on managed dig, (only on planned dates and extra costs apply).
Rafting and Horseback
There are various rafting and horseback trips ranging from 2 hours to multiple day expeditions. With multiple rivers to explore and rapid classifications ranging from 1(easy) to 5(difficult) you can have a wet and wild time! Horseback trips are also very popular in the Grand Valley. Saddle up and go for a ride into the sunset in the old west. Check our brochure rack upon arrival for more information or you can visit Rimrock Adventures.
Along the Colorado River there are two state parks within minutes of the campground for picnics and various water sports.
Every Thursday night from 5:30 pm- 8:00 pm come enjoy locally grown fresh fruits and veggies on Main Street in Historical Downtown Grand Junction. With various vendors, restaurants, and live music, summer has never been more delicious! The Farmer's Market begins June 18th through September 24th 2015.
Horse Shows and Rodeos
Starting May 2, 2015 there are horse shows almost weekly within walking distance from the park. Depending on the Mesa County Fairground schedule, you can enjoy barrel racing, team roping, bull riding, and show horse events every month during the summer. Check out the Mesa County Fairground website for more information.
Welcome to the heart of Colorado wine country. Take a trip to the many award winning wineries with a great variety of of great tasting wines. Grand Junction and Palisade produce some of Colorado's most delicious wines and depending on the month, you can participate in numerous wine-tasting activities and tours in the Valley.
Family Fun Parks
Are you coming on a family trip? No problem! Enjoy a relaxing afternoon while the kids go bananas at Bananas Fun Park . Bananas Fun Park provides a variety of entertainment and games for the whole family. Needing a day to bounce around? Come visit Get Air Trampoline Park! With wall to wall trampolines, you'll be flipping for fun! And if jumping around isn't enough, you can always visit Spin City! Grand Junction's newest family attraction. Come roller skate and glide to a happy family day together. Visit http://getairsilo.com/ or http://spincitygj.com/ for more information. We also have brochures available.
Colorado Mountain Winefest
Discover why thousands of wine lovers make the annual pilgrimage to Palisade for the Colorado Mountain Winefest . Colorado Mountain Wine Festival is the state's largest and oldest wine celebration. You'll experience live music, food pairings, grape stomping, tasting, and wine educational seminars. The fest begins on September 17-20, 2015 and it will be an experience you'll always embrace. You must be 21 or older to participate.
Breweries and Distilleries
Colorado is famous for its variety of locally made brews and Grand Junction is no different. The Grand Valley is home more than 5 breweries and distilleries. Come enjoy good food and good brews at any of the many restaurants located in the heart of the town. Palisade Brewery, Peach Street Distillery, Edgewater Brewery and Restaurant, Kannah Creek, Ale House, and the famous Rockslide Brewery and Restaurant.
Grand Junction and the Colorado National Monument have become a essential place for bike events. Every year the Grand Valley hosts major bike events such as Tour of the Valley, Tour De Vineyards, Tour of the Moon, the Coors Classic and much more. If you're interested in more information about upcoming bike events check out the website link for a schedule. For websites for the tours check out http://www.tourofthemoon.com/ or
Historical Downtown Grand Junction
Historical Downtown Grand Junction is full of life and beauty! It's the best way to experience the heart of the city. From popular restaurants to art galleries, from the historical Avalon Theater to local shoppes, you can find something for everyone to enjoy. During the summer there is always events and festivals happening. For more information about upcoming events and festivals, check out the website linked.