Our Goal: Promote health through well-constructed and inclusive neighborhoods, trails, sidewalks and open spaces

 Outdoor Recreation

Playing outside can be good for our health. Here, see what the community has to offer in terms of groups, clubs, trails and local attractions.

There are a plethora of active groups and clubs waiting for YOU to join! See one or two that interest you? Don’t hesitate. Get involved.

Bookcliff Rattlers Motorcycle Club

Do you ride motorcycles? Get involved with this club to connect with other riders, advocate for trails and be involved with local races and charity efforts. Click here.

Cycle Paths

Need a group to mountain bike and/or ride on the road with? Look no further! Joining this group is as easy as visiting this website and clicking the button “Join Us.”

Grand Mesa Jeep Club

Calling all 4WD owners! This may be the club you are looking for. Get involved to connect with other Jeep lovers, have some fun and make memories! Click here.

Grand Mesa Nordic Council

Are you a fan of the snow and enjoy winter activities? Look no further. This organization focuses on nordic activities on the Grand Mesa. Check it out and become a member by clicking here.

Grand Valley Anglers

Do you like to fish and/or fly fish? Check out this group to learn new skills, make friends and catch some fish! Click here for more information.

Grand Valley Bikes

Would you like to work with a group whose mission is to increase active transportation in the Grand Valley? Well, this group is for you! By using education and fun, this group promotes accessibility, connectivity, bicycling and traffic safety, and cycling infrastructure. Click here for more information.

Grand Valley Nordic Ski Club

The Grand Valley Nordic Ski Club (GVNSC) offers recreational and competitive Nordic skiing programs which will enable skiers to progress from the introductory programs into competitive skiing at the local, state, and national levels in accordance with their respective abilities and desires. GVNSC’s goal is for their programs to be accessible and inclusive for all children that would like to participate in them. GVNSC is developing a scholarship program to ensure that they meet this goal and in the interim will work with families to ensure that everyone can participate.


GVNSC programs for younger skiers and teenagers are advertised in the City of Grand Junction Winter Activity Guide. Children can register for those programs through the City. Visit www.gvnsc.com or www.facebook.com/gvnsc for more information!

Grand Valley Outdoors

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! This MeetUp Group can not only introduce you to awesome people, but you can also discover the great landscape of the Grand Valley! Visit http://www.meetup.com/GrandValleyOutdoors/ for more information.

Grand Valley Trails Alliance

This group is connecting all trail users (hiking, biking, horses, off highway vehicles) in order to sustain our incredible trail system here in the Grand Valley. If you are passionate or would like to learn more about trails, please visit www.gvtrails.com.

Mesa Monument Striders

Join this running club for fun runs, training and more. For more information, visit http://mesamonumentstriders.webs.com.

Urban Trails Committee

The purpose of this board is to promote and facilitate trail design and construction within the City of Grand Junction, and to plan for integration with trails in area which will be annexed. You may apply to be a board member. Click here for more information.

Western Slope Adventurers

Want to be a part of a highly motivated group who is passionate about enjoying the great outdoors in Western Colorado? Join this MeetUp group for hikes, photography, canyoneering, rafting, skiing, ice skating, camping and more. For more information, visit http://www.meetup.com/WesternSlopeAdventurers/.

Western Slope ATV Association

Do you love riding ATVs? Do you want to participate in group rides, ATV advocacy and trail improvement? Check out WSATV by clicking here.

Western Slope Running Club

Need a group to run with? Join this club! Visit https://www.facebook.com/westsloperunners. All level of runners welcomed!

Mesa County is home to breathtaking places! Check them out: 

Colorado State Parks

Mesa County is home to several state parks! For hiking trails, park passes, hunting resources and more, visit the Colorado State Parks and Wildlife website at cpw.state.co.us.

Colorado National Monument

Mesa County is home to the Colorado National Monument. To plan a trip, get your questions answered and get involved visit http://www.nps.gov/colm/index.htm.


Are you wanting to know what’s happening in Fruita? Look no further. Check out http://gofruita.org/ for all of the local attractions and events.

Grand Junction Parks and Recreation

Do you know where all of the parks are located around the Grand Valley? Did you know that there are dozens of facilities that can enhance your recreation? Be sure to view their acitivity guide to see what is happening around the valley! Check out what they have to offer by clicking here. Or, if you are looking for information about GJ Parks and Recreation facilities, click here to view the guide.

Grand Junction Vistors and Convention Bureau

Are you visiting Grand Junction or want to know about special events, local businesses, and much more? Check out http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/.


Did you know that Palisade is internationally recognized for its fruit and wine? Bike through the wine country to discover why it is popular! For trails, bike routes and more, visit http://www.palisadetourism.com/index.php.