Archive for the ‘Local’ Category

Is Grand Junction, CO a Good Tourist Destination?

Thursday, May 27th, 2021
Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction

As the summer approaches, plans for summer road trips, hiking adventures and camping begin to surface. When searching for the perfect road trip destination, many travelers seek a place to go hiking, explore nature and enjoy the community, and Grand Junction, CO provides just that. Home to the Colorado National Monument, countless restaurants that serve *chef kiss* delicious meals, several campgrounds, notable hotels and local attractions, Grand Junction was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article titled “A Perfect Summer Road Trip.” Continue reading below to learn more about how to make your Grand Junction, Colorado, adventure one you’ll look back on for years to come on our Carville’s Auto Mart blog!


3 Public Campgrounds Near Grand Junction, CO

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
Tent pitched in front of lake and mountain range

Here at Carville’s Auto Mart, we love our camping. there are more than 4,000 campsites throughout Colorado state parks alone, so there is certainly no shortage of opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature while sitting around a fire and roasting a s’more. Are you looking for a public park to camp at near Grand Junction? Check out three public campgrounds near Grand Junction below!


Fun Snowmobiling Spots near Mesa County, CO

Friday, January 8th, 2021
Person jumping on snowmobile

Are you interested in shredding the gnar in your snowmobile this winter? It’s a great way to spend time outside and enjoy our beautiful Colorado winters! Luckily, you don’t have to pack up and head to the Rocky Mountains to enjoy some fun trails near Mesa County, CO! Continue reading below to learn about a few fun snowmobile spots close to Grand Junction!


5 Hiking Trails to Explore near Mesa County, CO

Thursday, September 10th, 2020
Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction

Now that weather is turning and the Colorado temperatures are milder, it’s a great time to take advantage of all the beautiful nature surrounding us. Luckily, we live in a natural-wonder-packed part of the state with hundreds of miles of trails just waiting to be adventured upon. Check out five hiking trails near Mesa County, CO below!


Shop Used SUVs in Grand Junction, CO

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
2017 Toyota 4Runner in woods

Whether you are a versatile vehicle to trust with the daily commute and Colorado road trips, or you need a vehicle for your family to use to get from point A to point B, An SUV is an excellent option. Not only are SUV’s offered in an array of sizes, but they also come with between two and three rows of seating and offer capable performance and intuitive technology. If you are interested in shopping for a used SUV in Grand Junction, CO, check out our inventory at Carville’s Auto Mart.


Where to visit nature in Western Colorado

Friday, July 31st, 2020
Colorado scenery

National forests worth visiting in Western Colorado

National forests are great places to spend time, especially when you need to get away from it all. Social distancing? Can’t get much more distant than the middle of a massive protected forest. See where all the best ones are with our list of National forests worth visiting in Western Colorado.


Check out a few lakes and swimming holes in Grand Mesa, CO!

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
Toddler swimming in lake

Fun Swimming Holes near Grand Junction, CO

There is no denying that the summer heat of Colorado can get to be a little too much sometimes. On those scolding hot days, few things feel as refreshing as going for a swim in the lake. Last summer we talked about a few of the best public pools and waterparks in Grand Junction, but this year we are going to focus on local swimming holes and lakes. Learn about a few local spots to cool off and take a swim below!


Learn About the Gear You Should Bring When You Go Camping

Monday, June 22nd, 2020
Tent pitched in front of lake and mountain range

10 Things You Should Always Pack When Camping

Whether you are loading the RV for a week-long camping trip or are packing up your backpack with gear for a backpacking trip, there are a few items that you should always bring in addition to the basics like bedding, clothes, a form of shelter, personal care items and of course, food. You never know when you might need to clean up a wound, get caught in a storm or find yourself on a mosquito-filled trail, so it is important to be prepared regardless of the type of camping excursion you are going on. To learn about the gear you should always pack when camping, continue reading below!


Check out a few campgrounds in Grand Valley, Colorado!

Thursday, June 11th, 2020
Colorado National Monument from above

8 Campgrounds near Grand Junction, CO

If you want to make the most of your summer by camping in the Grand Junction, CO area, there are several scenic and noteworthy campgrounds that are relatively close to home. So, grab your family and friends, pack up your RV, fifth-wheel, camper or tent and head to any of the gorgeous campgrounds in the Grand Junction area. If you need a few ideas for campgrounds to visit, take a closer look at any of the eight campgrounds listed below.


How You Should Modify Your Car

Saturday, March 28th, 2020
man working under the hood

Buying any kind of car is exciting, but sometimes you want to put your own flair on it. It’s hard to know exactly where to start with modifications.