Go Back  Fodor's Forum > Destinations > United States
Reload this Page > Colorado National Monument and Grand Junction Colorado
Notices

Colorado National Monument and Grand Junction Colorado

Reply

May 12th, 2011, 08:42 AM
  #1
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 24
Colorado National Monument and Grand Junction Colorado

Planning a trip to Grand Junction from Denver in late June. Need ideas on things to do and weather.
funtravlr is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 12th, 2011, 11:12 AM
  #2
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 10,962
Worthwhile nearby attractions include Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Canyon, and Arches NP. The drive to Arches on Highway 128 is very scenic.

According to weather.com, June weather in Grand Junction is very similar to the weather in Denver except that it rains much less in Grand Junction.

HTTY
happytrailstoyou is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 12th, 2011, 12:01 PM
  #3
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 5,166
Grand Junction is less than 2 hours from Moab, you could do a day trip to Arches or Canyonlands.
emalloy is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 12th, 2011, 06:31 PM
  #4
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 522
Hi,
I live in Grand Junction and there is quite a bit to do. Is your trip adults only? How long will you be here? The Colorado National Monument is on the west edge of town out of Fruita. Very scenic, good hiking , and probably will be a national park in a year or two. Many wineries around the area with nice tasting rooms, and far as I know they still don't charge for tasting. Our downtown has super shops, resturants and fun bars, and creative sculptures scattered along the tree-lined street. Several golf courses including award-winning Redlands Mesa. Lots more, but I will quit as I am beginning to sound like the Visitor Bureau.

Have fun.
Linda
Oh yes, our weather at that time is VERY hot, usually 90-100 degrees.
lindagj is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 12th, 2011, 06:54 PM
  #5
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 27,838
I second Linda's suggestions, she helped us when we went. Colorado National Monument is really nice.

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...1&tid=34852993

and
http://www.fodors.com/community/unit...junction-1.cfm
DebitNM is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 12th, 2011, 07:20 PM
  #6
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 24
Thanks Linda! I appreciate the temps. Wasn't expecting that hot but will come prepared.
funtravlr is offline  
Reply With Quote
 



Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:19 AM.