Grand Junction and Grand Mesa are awesome for Van Life! There are great camping and boondocking spots in the surrounding BLM and National Forest and we even found a few spots next to the River beautiful river.
For sure we recommend a visit to downtown Grand Junction and Colorado’s Grand Mesa which is one of the largest flat-top mountains in the world! The stunning Colorado National Monument is just outside of Grand Junction and definitely worth a visit.
The downtown area has much to offer, from great Restaurants, an artisan bakery, small shops and stores with local products, bike rentals and easy access to the wonderful riverfront trail that spans over 22 miles from neighboring Palisade through Grand Junction to Fruita: https://oneriverfront.org/trails
There is great hiking, trail running and cycling in the surrounding area as well as at Grand Mesa and Colorado National Monument. There’s even petroglyphs to be found on some of the nearby trails. Also kayaking or river rafting on the Colorado River are great options.
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Palisades – the neighboring town is really cute and has many great cafes and restaurants and artisan shops.
We really loved our time in and around Grand Junction and definitely will be back one day for more exploring, hiking and wild camping.
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