Hidden Gems: 12 Lesser-Known Travel Destinations Near Grand Junction, Colorado
There is a reason we all say West Slope/Best Slope in Western Colorado. Today, we will scroll through twelve of Colorado's best-hidden gems and travel destinations.
Rugged canyons, incredible geological formations, rivers, reservoirs, and Colorado wine country are all waiting to be explored in and around the Grand Junction area.
Colorado's Lesser-Known Travel Destinations
Is there a destination on Colorado's Western Slope that you recommend to family or friends who are visiting? What is a location around Grand Junction you would recommend they check out? Today we will zoom in on the following hidden gems...
- Palisade, Colorado
- The Grand Mesa
- Gateway Canyon
- Downtown Fruita
- Colorado Wine Country
- The Colorado National Monument
- The Grand Junction Art Scene
- The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
- Canyonlands National Park
- The Dolores River
- Dominguez Escalante Conservation Area
Scroll on to see why these places are some of Western Colorado's hidden gems.
What are the Prettiest Places in Western Colorado?
Is there a better view in Mesa County than on top of the Grand Mesa? Is there a better place to watch the sunset than over a Colorado wine orchard? From hidden overlooks to Grand Junction's downtown art scene, scroll on to find out more about our picks for Grand Junction's hidden gems in the photo gallery below.
What is the Most Secluded Place in Western Colorado?
The most secluded destination on our list of twelve hidden gems in Western Colorado is probably the Dominguez Escalante Conservation Area. While you may hike all day and never see another soul, these rugged canyons are home to incredible views, ancient petroglyphs, and lots of wildlife.