The Best Hiking Trails near Grand Junction CO
Labor Day is the last major holiday of the summer season. It is often a last “hoorah” for people to enjoy the outdoors, a tasty BBQ, and recreational activities before the colder months settle in. Western Slope Auto put together a list of the The Best Hiking Trails near Grand Junction CO to help the Grand Junction community properly celebrate Labor Day 2016.
Labor Day Fun in Grand Junction CO
Colorado National Monument | This area preserves one of the grand landscapes of the American West. The stunning monument offers views of sheer-walled, red rock canyons and fascinating rock sculptures. You may even spy some wildlife as well. The $10 entry fee is well-worth the breathtaking scenery.
Location: 1750 Rim Rock Drive, Fruita
White River National Forest | Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, this 2.3 million acre forest is the top recreation Forest in the U.S. The Forest features everything from scenic hiking trails and world-renowned ski resorts, making it an ideal place for any outdoor enthusiast. Hikers can enjoy views of mountains, aspen trees, and snow-covered peaks.
Location: 900 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs
Highline Lake State Park | This recreation center features two lakes, lush plant life, and plenty of hiking trails. The park is connected to miles of trails that run close by many communities in the area, making it the ideal place to explore the Grand Junction area. This park is also a great place for bird watchers and fishermen.
Location: 1800 11 8/10 Rd, Loma
Bangs Canyon | Bangs Canyon is a recreation area southwest of Grand Junction that is near that Colorado National Monument. The canyon’s trails range from easy to extreme, and even features an extreme 4X4 trail open only to full size 4WD vehicles, like the 2016 Toyota 4Runner or the 2016 Ford Explorer. Put your hiking skills to the test at Bangs Canyon—just remember to be responsible.
Location: Bangs Canyon Drive, Grand Junction