A WELCOMING COMMUNITY
Colorado’s Western Slope is a pretty special place. Outdoor recreation opportunities abound, and our warm, welcoming community is surrounded by unparalleled natural surroundings and full of things to do. It’s also the perfect home for your next event.
Grand Junction’s metropolitan area includes Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade and unincorporated Mesa County. It’s home to 147,848 people with a longstanding history of rallying behind successful sporting events.
THE PERFECT SETTING
Just four hours from both Denver and Salt Lake City and two hours from Vail, Aspen and Telluride, Grand Junction and its surrounding communities are easy to reach.
Our airport provides service directly to a number of major cities such as Dallas, Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake, Houston, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The greater Grand Junction area 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.
Nestled in the Colorado River basin, Grand Junction sits between the Colorado National Monument the Book Cliff Mountains and Grand Mesa, the world’s largest flat-topped mountain. The climate is great, too! With 300 days of sunshine a year, Grand Junction is the seventh-sunniest city in the U.S.
With a variety of incredible athletic facilities perfect for soccer, swimming and everything in between, Grand Junction is the place for top-notch sporting events. In fact, Greater Grand Junction has been named a destination to watch by SportsEvents Magazine.
AN IMPRESSIVE HISTORY
Our region has hosted numerous successful events for many years. These include the community’s flagship event, the Junior College World Series, held in Grand Junction for 60 years and counting; the Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games; and dozens of cycling and running races, including the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships and the US Bank Rim Rock Marathon.
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.