A Welcoming Community
Grand Junction’s metropolitan statistical area, which includes Grand Junction (population 58,704), Fruita, Palisade and unincorporated Mesa County, is home to 147,848 people.
The city is just four hours from both Denver and Salt Lake City and two hours from Vail, Aspen and Telluride
Our airport provides service directly to a number of regional cities, and Grand Junction has more than 3,000 hotel rooms and 85,000 square feet of meeting space. We have all the amenities of a large city with a small town feel.
With a variety of state-of-the-art facilities and numerous spectacular geological venues, Grand Junction is your destination for top-notch sporting events in the Rocky Mountain Region.
The city is nestled in the Colorado River basin, between the Colorado National Monument the Book Cliff Mountains and Grand Mesa, the world’s largest flat-topped mountain. The climate is great, too! Grand Junction has been designated the seventh sunniest city in the U.S.
An Impressive History
Grand Junction has long been a destination for successful athletic events from youth to collegiate levels, including the Colorado Special Olympics, the Rim Rock Marathon and many others.
The Grand Valley is the home of Colorado wine country and features numerous local craft breweries and unique restaurants. Our cities are alive with a vibrant arts and music community and exciting attractions for all ages. Grand Junction is easily accessible, can provide comfortable accommodations, and, perhaps most importantly, is a recreational paradise.