Top 5 Summer Weekend Road Trips Within 600 Miles of Grand Junction
White Sands National Monument - 605 Miles
This is the furthest destination on our list, but it is definitely worth mentioning. The White Sands Desert has rare white gypsum sand dunes and trails throughout. It truly is a spectacle to behold.
Zion National Park - 363 Miles
The steep red cliffs of Zion National Park make it well known to most Americans; we are just lucky enough to live only 363 miles away! Zion has a lot of tourists, but you can enjoy the Scenic Drive from your car, the forest trails along the Virgin River, and the Emerald Pools with a hanging garden and waterfalls.
Park City, Utah - 289 Miles
If you are looking for more than just hiking, but also a bustling town with great food, Park City is the place for you. They have concerts year-round and a fun Main Street. You can also take in the sites where the Salt Lake Winter Olympics was held, go fly fishing or take a hot air balloon up to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Granby, Colorado - 196 Miles
Granby is located 14 miles southwest of Rocky Mountain National Park and if you need a break from the Grand Junction mountain biking scene, this is a great place to continue your love. Whether you are interested in downhill or cross-country trail riding, Granby has great trails. If you are an angler, Granby is very popular and has 3 miles of the Fraser River that feeds into the Colorado River. You can fish for brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout!
Goblin Valley - 151 Miles
Goblin Valley is just 119 miles past the Utah border, absolutely stunning, and the perfect place for any hiking-lover. The unique sandstone formations somewhat resemble goblins (thus, the name) and is the perfect weekend escape.
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