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About Grand Junction (www.visitgrandjunction.com)
Nestled near 11,000-foot Grand Mesa and the 7,500-foot Book Cliffs, Grand Junction is the largest city in western Colorado. At an altitude of 4,586 feet, warm summers and moderate spring, fall and winter seasons allow for year-round golf, hiking and biking. Boasting more than 275 days of sunshine annually, Grand Junction recently was named one of the eight sunniest cities in the United States by TourismReview.com. Among Grand Junction's spectacular red cliffs and winding canyons are the Grand Mesa, the world's largest flat-topped mountain, the Colorado National Monument, Bookcliff Wild Horse Area, two national scenic byways and five golf courses. Grand Junction lies in the heart of the Colorado-Utah Dinosaur Diamond. The area also is home to Colorado's wine country, with nearly 30 vineyards and wineries, 23 of which have tasting rooms open year-round.

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   From breathtaking red rock scenery and thrilling outdoor adventure, to cultural attractions and farm-to-table dining, Grand Junction is a premier destination on Colorado’s Western Slope. Don't miss the opportunity to explore local trails at the Colorado National Monument or Grand Mesa from a bike or horseback. Skiing, golfing, rafting and hiking abound in Grand Junction. Local wineries and produce growers supply restaurants and farm stands with fresh flavors. There’s something for everyone to enjoy here.

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Discover the wealth of activities and adventures available around the Grand Junction area. Outdoor activities like hiking, biking, rafting, fishing and camping are popular pastimes at spots like the Colorado National Monument, the Grand Mesa and more. In Downtown Grand Junction visitors will find plenty of opportunities to soak up culture at attractions such as the Avalon Theatre, the Museum of the West and others. You'll find a plenty of opportunities for live music, dance, theater and more on the Events page of www.visitgrandjunction.com.

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Grand Junction is easy to access by rail, air or road as we are directly on Interstate-70!

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Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  17.7  28.2  38.7  0.5 "
 Feb  24.3  35.3  46.3  0.5 "
 Mar  31.7  44.3  57.0  0.9 "
 Apr  38.7  52.0  65.3  0.9 "
 May  47.7  61.8  76.0  0.9 "
 Jun  56.7  72.2  87.7  0.5 "
 Jul  63.3  78.2  93.0  0.7 "
 Aug  61.3  75.7  90.0  0.9 "
 Sep  52.3  66.3  80.3  1.2 "
 Oct  40.3  53.3  66.3  1.0 "
 Nov  28.3  39.5  50.7  0.8 "
 Dec  19.3  29.5  39.7  0.6 "


Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the mid 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's. Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the mid 70's and highs in the low 90's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 60's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the mid 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the low 30's and highs in the low 40's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 20's.

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Cost of Living for Grand Junction, CO

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Senior Assistance in Grand Junction, CO

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Job or Volunteer Opportunities

There is a multitude of opportunities to volunteer in Grand Junction! From the Visitor Center to welcome tourists to schools and hospitals, hospice, museums, Botanical Garden, Art Center and so many more the positions are endless. Visit RSVP to learn more. http://www.rsvpgrandjunction.org/home.aspx

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