Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction

Is Grand Junction, CO a Good Tourist Destination?

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!

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3 Things to Do When Visiting Mesa County

At Carville’s Auto Mart, we like to keep our customers up to date with fresh ways to enjoy the Mesa County area. We have written blogs about local campgrounds near Grand Junction, fun swimming holes in the Grand Mesa area, snowmobiling trails and places to hike. Now we would like to shift toward three things that tourists should do when they visit Grand Junction, CO.

Domiguez Falls from afar
  1. All people who visit Grand Junction are strongly encouraged to visit the Colorado National Monument! Two shorter hikes we would recommend to visitors include Canyon Rim and Window Rocks Trails, which combine for a 1.8-mile hike that shows off Praying Hands and Independence Monuments, and the Serpents Trail, which is located near the Devil’s Kitchen and runs about 1.75 miles in and 1.75-miles out.
  2. Outdoor adventurers are sure to love the views at jaw-dropping Big Dominguez Canyon, which is about 20 miles south of Grand Junction in the Domingue-Escalante National Conservation Area.
  3. Grand Junction is within driving distance of a solid lineup of wineries and vineyards to experience. Just a few of these include Avant Vineyards, Garfield Estates Winery, Colorado Cellars, Mesa Park Vineyards and more.

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