9 Epic Hikes Near Grand Junction with the Best Views

There is an abundance of public lands, open space, and outdoor recreation opportunities. There are fantastic hikes near Grand Junction! 

Grand Junction sits in the Grand Valley surrounded by breathtaking views of the Grand Mesa, Colorado National Monument, high desert vistas, and Bookcliff Mountains. 

Epic Hikes Near Grand Junction with the Best Views

The west slope touts 300+ days of sunshine a year, and that is pretty accurate.    All of the hikes we are sharing with you are great if you are new to the Grand Valley, are a local, want a fun day hike on the weekend, or just moved to Grand Junction to go to college. 

Hiking Near Grand Junction, Colorado

Independence Monument Trail – Monument Loop Trail

Independence Monument is iconic to the Grand Valley. You can feel the red rock energy and magnificence of the monument and canyons as you hike along the trail. 

Self-Guided Tours

Rustlers Loop – Kokopelli Trail System Visitors can also mountain bike Rustlers Loop. It is a super easy mountain bike trail with amazing scenery.  What I like most about Rustlers Loop is you can hike it year-round. It is an easy trail and does not take all day to walk. 

Rattlesnake Arches Trail from the Pollock Bench Trailhead

Pack a sack lunch, extra water, and plan to do an all-day round-trip hike to some of the best canyon country and arches in the United States. 

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