Cross Orchards Historic Farm

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Cross Orchards Historic Farm, tucked into the eastern edge of Grand Junction, is a working apple farm and historic site that gives visitors a glimpse of farming life in the Grand Valley in the early 1900s. In its prime, the ranch was operated by the Red Cross Land and Fruit Company, and the orchard was … Read more Cross Orchards Historic Farm

Grand Junction, Colorado: Pedal Your Way Through Paradise

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It’s Colorado topography in transition, a place where snow-fed streams surge into sandstone desert and flattop peaks fall to canyon precipices. Naked cliffs, their bases hemmed with stony skirts, stretch along one side of Interstate 70. Across the roadway, vineyards and orchards line a tree-trimmed Colorado River. This ring of merging landforms turns the Grand … Read more Grand Junction, Colorado: Pedal Your Way Through Paradise

Bookcliffs B&B: A Peaceful Place to Enjoy Grand Junction

People who love Colorado visit Grand Junction for a lot of reasons, and if you’re a “people person,” you’ll meet climbers, rafters, people who enjoy the wine country setting, and those who have found a favorite fishing spot. If you time it right, you’ll meet people who come because of the festivals. No matter what … Read more Bookcliffs B&B: A Peaceful Place to Enjoy Grand Junction

4 Grand Junction Hotels For Every Budget

Grand Junction, Colorado’s dramatic red rock landscapes makes a stunning backdrop for its picturesque vineyards and wineries. Colorado’s Wine Country, as the region is known, is full of charming shops, mountain scenery, and, of course, wineries to explore and sample. The community also has a thriving art scene, making it a popular destination for couples … Read more 4 Grand Junction Hotels For Every Budget

Try Fine Dining In Colorado’s Wine Country

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Grand Junction is often used as a stopover and gateway to the surrounding natural beauty of southwestern Colorado and nearby Utah.  Visitors should consider spending some time in Grand Junction — within the city limits, there are several museums, arts and theater, shopping, fine dining, and wine tasting.  It’s also a great location to use … Read more Try Fine Dining In Colorado’s Wine Country

Celebrating a Big Anniversary with Colorado Monument

The year 2011 was a big year for the Colorado National Monument, and a big year for us.  My husband and I celebrated 5 years while we visited Colorado National Monument, and Colorado National Monument celebrated 100 years thanks to John Otto, who was the first custodian of Colorado National Monument. In 1907, Otto wrote, … Read more Celebrating a Big Anniversary with Colorado Monument

In Grand Junction: A Lazy Main Street Sunday

You’ve hiked wickedly steep terrain through the Colorado National Monument’s remote canyons. You’ve rewarded yourself with visits to a dozen wineries, drinking enough tastes to fill a few bottles. It’s Sunday and you’re still in Grand Junction. Now what? Though many downtown businesses are closed on Sundays, Main Street can still be the perfect spot … Read more In Grand Junction: A Lazy Main Street Sunday

Colorado’s Western Slope: Land of Valleys and Canyons

Colorado’s Western Slope offers a terrain of bold beauty and ageless history. In this realm of bluffs and buttes dinosaurs once roamed, cliff-dwellers farmed and miners sluiced streams in an elusive search for wealth. For the summer visitor, the ground between mountains and desert typically features brilliant days and balmy nights. Adventurers have trails to … Read more Colorado’s Western Slope: Land of Valleys and Canyons

Colorado Wine Country: Location, Location, Location

Colorado’s Grand Valley lies at the topographical junction of heaven and earth. On one side tower the Colorado Rockies, whose lofty summits reach steeple-like into the empyreal sky. In the opposite direction stretches the Colorado Plateau, a weather-sculpted fantasia of soaring cliffs, striated buttes and sinuous canyons. At this scenic merger of landforms lies Grand … Read more Colorado Wine Country: Location, Location, Location

Get Away: To Grand Junction

Glorious weather, a bottle of wine and a great bed and breakfast make the perfect recipe for a romantic getaway in Grand Junction. Spring is the perfect time to visit. It’s when the trees bud and flowers bloom in the Grand Valley, before summer’s heat sets in. It’s perfect weather for hiking the Colorado National … Read more Get Away: To Grand Junction

Cheers! Raise a Glass to Colorado Wineries

Two decades ago, most people never heard of Colorado wines. But in recent years, they have been holding their own in prestigious competitions, a sign that the industry is maturing. During Prohibition, the wine industry pretty much died in Colorado. In 1978, Colorado Mountain Vineyards (now Colorado Cellars) opened for business. Others followed, but slowly. … Read more Cheers! Raise a Glass to Colorado Wineries