Make yourself at home in our Holiday Inn® hotels in Grand Junction, near Colorado National Monument's towering sandstone monoliths and red-rock canyons. In no time you'll be sipping local wines in Grand Junction's surprisingly sophisticated downtown or floating on a river past sheer-walled canyons in a big rubber raft.
The Colorado National Monument offers guests of our hotels in Grand Junction numerous opportunities for exploration. Miles of hiking and mountain-biking trails (rentals available in town) weave through a maze of sculpted spires and mesas where bighorn sheep roam. You can admire the sunset-hued landscape from the comfort of your car on the 23-mile Rim Rock Drive; pull in at overlooks for panoramic views. Find out more about the fossils preserved in the region's stratified rocks at Dinosaur Journey museum in Fruita, a short drive from our Grand Junction hotels. Brachiosaurus, stegosaurus and allosaurus are among the prehistoric reptiles represented, with displays of real bones and robots that bellow and spit. Step inside a simulator to experience an earthquake, and register in advance to dig for bones.
Sample the local fruits of this fertile valley at the area's many vineyards and orchards. Pick up a wine tour map from our hotels in Grand Junction to savor merlot and chardonnay vintages at picturesque wineries in Colorado wine country. Back downtown, more than 100 sculptures occupy leafy sidewalks leading past boutiques, galleries and restaurants near our Grand Junction hotels. Here you can refuel on plump burritos or saucy calzones as you sip a refreshing pint of local ale. Main Street comes alive on warm summer evenings, when live music streams out of clubs and bars.
Visit our Holiday Inn Grand Junction hotels to mountain-bike the challenging Kokopelli Trail, stretching from Grand Junction to Moab, Utah. Come in August to savor juicy, fresh-picked peaches.