Introduction: What is Grand Junction?
Grand Junction is a city in Mesa County, Colorado with a population of 65,547 according to the 2010 census. It is the county seat and largest city of Mesa County. The city is situated on the western side of the Colorado River as it exits Grand Junction past Orchard Mesa and crosses into Fruita, Colorado. The river enters Grand Junction from the east through its eponymous gap below Monument Hill. The city is located in the area known as the Grand Valley, a major grape-growing region, with nearby vineyards and orchards irrigated by water diverted from the Colorado. The city is served by Grand Junction Regional Airport, which is a regional airport that serves the greater Grand Junction area. A Union Pacific Railroad main line runs through the city in a north-south direction, on which Amtrak’s California Zephyr passenger train stops twice daily and the local North Junction Railways Company “Jiminy Peak” operates tourist trains serving Grand Junction and Grand Junction National Park.
How Much Does it Cost To Travel from Grand Junction to Denver Colorados?
The price of driving from Grand Junction to Denver Colorado is $25. In the scheme of things, this might not seem like a lot. However, when you factor in the cost per mile traveled, it is quite expensive. So let’s go over the math above so we can figure out how much it costs to travel from Grand Junction to Denver Colorado by car. First you will want to figure out your miles driven and how much each one costs – is it $0.10 per mile or $0.20 per mile? Now, divide the number of miles traveled by the cost of each mile to figure out the total cost for your trip. If you are traveling at $0.20 per mile, then it will cost you $50 to travel from Grand Junction to Denver Colorado by car. If you were traveling at $0.10 per mile, it would cost $100 to get from Grand Junction to Denver Colorado. So it turns out that driving is relatively expensive. If you plan on driving a lot, then it might be worth using a car rental or van instead of your own vehicle. However, if you are looking to save money, flying might be the way to go.
Getting There From Here: Find the Best Destinations in Colorado and More
You might be interested in traveling to Denver from Grand Junction. You will find that roadtrippers have travelled from many different places in Colorado to visit Denver. So you are not alone if you want to get there from Grand Junction. The following destinations in Colorado have been mentioned often as destinations for visitors looking to get there from Grand Junction: Grand Junction Colorado, Glenwood Springs Colorado, Denver Colorado, Pueblo Colorado and Vail Colorado. If you want to go directly to the Denver from Grand Junction you can do so by traveling on Interstate 70 E. If you are not headed there right now you can get there in the future by saving it as a travel destination.
Grand Junction is a friendly city in western Colorado. It’s population is approximately 48,000 people. Denver lies to the east of Grand Junction and has a population of about 600,000 people.
Denver is a city in central Colorado. You may also want to visit one of the nearby cities that are a bit closer to Grand Junction like Longmont Colorado, Boulder Colorado or Colorado Springs Colorado (which has an approximate travel time of about 4 hours by car from Grand Junction). The city of Denver is in a good location for exploring nearby places like the Rocky Mountain National Park, the Garden of the Gods and Estes Park.
Where To Stay When Visiting Grand Junction Coloradoes
The accommodations in Grand Junction Colorado are wide ranging. You will find quite a few hotels, motels and resorts. If you want to stay downtown in the heart of Downtown Grand Junction you can do so at the Homestead Resort and Conference Center, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites or the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. For a little more affordable lodging try staying at Super 8 Motel or Best Western Plus Inn And Suites Hotel. If you want to enjoy a little luxury and save a little money, the Hilton Garden Inn Grand Junction is perfect for you. For those who would like to stay somewhere with plenty of room to spread out you can try condos at The Lodge Downtown.
For a bit more privacy, you will want to stay at one of the many vacation homes or cabins. You have many choices including: Adams Creek Condo, Backyard Getaway Cabin, Burlingame Ranch Cottage, Hillside Estate and Manor House, Hidden Canyon Ranch and Ponderosa 4BR/2BA. These homes can accommodate up to 14 people for your group.
If you are looking for a little more luxury there is The Marriott Colorado, St. Mary’s Hotel & Conference Center and the hotel on the grounds of the Apple Harvest Festival, which is also known as the B&B Mansion.
What We Liked About This Trip and Where To Stay Next Time
We liked the mountainous terrain and the beautiful scenery we found while on this trip. We also found that people in Grand Junction Colorado were very friendly and welcoming. The lodging options are varied, but all very good. We want to go back and stay at the Hilton Garden Inn next time we visit Grand Junction Colorado. We know this hotel is clean and upscale and the staff there is friendly. We also want to eat some of the food available in Grand Junction Colorado. You will find that there are quite a few restaurants in this area. We especially want to try the seafood you will find at McCormick’s Fish House & Bar, Thai Food Restaurant and Pat’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant. We couldn’t get enough of the varieties of wines that we found available at the Winery and Tasting Room or the Red Mesa Grill.
We really enjoyed all of the beautiful scenery that we found on this trip. We also really liked the old west photo shoots that we were able to do while in Grand Junction Colorado. You can feel as though you are back in time when you visit these photo shoots. The costumes and props are so authentic, you will have a great time at each one. There is also a lot of great shopping available to you while in Grand Junction. You will find that this trip has many options for you to choose from when it comes to shopping and the goods it has to offer.