Whether you are an overall outdoor enthusiast, a wine connoisseur, or an aspiring artist, the Grand Valley has something for every interest.
Nestled in the valley between the Grand Mesa and the Colorado National Monument, the Grand Valley is located on the western slope of Colorado at the junction of the Grand and Colorado rivers. Grand Junction is the largest city between Denver, Colorado, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Fruita, Colorado, to the west of Grand Junction is known for it's world-class mountain biking and breathtaking rock formations. Palisade, Colorado, to the east has become one of the premier wine regions in the US and is known for the world famous Palisade peaches.
The Grand Valley's economy is driven by tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, energy development and retail. The metropolitan area is home to over 100,000 people and serves as a regional hub for a population exceeding 300,000. Grand Junction is also the home to Colorado Mesa University.
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