Grand Junction Travel Guide
Several routes through Grand Junction are well suited to bicycle use. The city also has designated bike lanes in some areas. You can bike along the Colorado Riverfront Trails, a network that winds along the Colorado River, stretching from the Redlands Parkway to Palisade.
Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association. Those interested in bike tours should contact the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association. Grand Junction, CO. 970/244–8877. www.copmoba.org.
Kokopelli's Trail. This trail links Grand Junction with the famed Slickrock Trail outside Moab, Utah. The 142-mile stretch winds through high desert and the Colorado River Valley before climbing the La Sal Mountains. Loma, CO.
Brown Cycles. This company rents road, mountain, and hybrid bikes that start around $40 a day. It also sells and fixes bikes, and offers a full line of tandems for families with expanded kid options for rent and sale, as well. Aficionados should allow some extra time to check out the interesting bike museum, with models from as early as the 1860s. 549 Main St., Grand Junction, CO, 81501. 970/245–7939. www.browncycles.com.
Over the Edge Sports. Over the Edge Sports offers mountain-biking lessons and half- or full-day customized bike tours. 202 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, CO, 81521. 970/858–7220. www.otesports.com.
Ruby Canyon Cycles. This outfitter rents high-end, 29-inch, full-suspension mountain bikes for $60 the first day and $50 on consecutive days. The cycle shop also sponsors weekly evening rides around the area. 301 Main St., Grand Junction, CO, 81501. 970/241–0141. www.rubycanyoncycles.com.