DoubleTree Grand Junction Outdoor Activities
Grand Junction, Colorado offers year-round outdoor adventures for all ages and interests, whether you like more extreme endeavors like rock climbing, whitewater rafting and mountain biking, or if you like more relaxing pastimes like nature watching, hiking and vista viewing. Located in Grand Junction overlooking the lush valley and bluffs of the Grand Mesa Plateau, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Junction offers the perfect home base for your outdoor Colorado expedition. With plenty of choice amenities like on-site dining, an outdoor pool, the Sweet Dreams® by DoubleTree Sleep Experience and a free airport shuttle as well as a free shuttle to any destination within three miles of our hotel, our hotel is an excellent choice when you’re looking for comfort and convenience.
Colorado National Monument
Hike, rock climb, horseback ride, bike or drive in the gorgeous Colorado National Monument preserve where red rock canyons, towering mesas, twisted juniper trees and impressive rock formations set against deep blue skies astound and inspire. You may also catch a glimpse of golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, bighorn sheep, mountain lions and coyotes while you’re here. Bike or drive Rim Rock Drive in the Monument for one of the most outstanding scenic rides in the country.
Grand Mesa National Forest
The Grand Mesa National Forest features the largest flattop mountain in the world, the Grand Mesa. Atop Grand Mesa, at 11,000 feet above sea level, lush groves of aspen, Engelmann spruce and Douglas fir are situated, as are 300 stream-fed lakes where you can fish for trout or just sit and admire the beauty high above the desert below. Hike the Crag Crest National Recreation Trail for a vigorous journey, or stroll the lakeside nature trails at Land of Lakes, Leon Lake and Cedar Mesa if you want to view the scenery more than you want to break a sweat.
Rimrock Adventures offers whitewater rafting and scenic floats on the Colorado, Gunnison and Dolores Rivers as well as horseback riding on wilderness trails and raft, kayak and canoe rentals. If you want to experience Colorado by choppy whitewater or horseback, Rimrock Adventures has the excursion you’re looking for.
In the winter months, Powderhorn Resort is the place to be for superb skiing and snowboarding. Located on the Grand Mesa, Powderhorn offers a variety of ski slopes for beginners and experts alike, with three terrain parks built for lots of air time. The resort also offers lessons for kids and adults as well as bus service from Grand Junction and easy access to local dining and bars. Shuttle service is available (not provided by the hotel), check the front desk for details.