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Old 04-09-2019, 03:17 PM
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Playing off the Pueblo thread, I think Grand Junction and the surrounding area is still somewhat unknown to a lot of Coloradoans. We think its beautiful and filled with so many things to discover.

I'll start out the thread with a few photos and add to it as we play more on the western slope.
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Old 04-10-2019, 03:45 AM
 
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Beautiful, thanks so much for posting!
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Old 04-11-2019, 11:27 AM
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A few more....

Crag Crest trail on the Grand Mesa
Redlands Mesa golf course
Colorado National Monument
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Old 04-16-2019, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Small community in the California Sierra Mountains
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Amazing!!
How blessed you are to live there!!
I bet there are many hikers and mtn bikers in your area
We live in a beautiful area yet California is so expensive
I'll be working well into retirement
Considered Colorado yet it's too far from family
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:15 AM
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A few more from Shadow Lake on Redlands Mesa in Grand Junction and my favorite coffee shop, Trailhead Coffee.
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:35 AM
 
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Playing off the Pueblo thread, I think Grand Junction and the surrounding area is still somewhat unknown to a lot of Coloradoans. We think its beautiful and filled with so many things to discover.

I'll start out the thread with a few photos and add to it as we play more on the western slope.


Shhh they'll start visiting and trying to drive while taking photos!
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:39 PM
 
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These are some great photos! They look professional
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Old 04-21-2019, 07:35 AM
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Indian Paint Brush, Serpentine Trail and the fruits of the Valley.
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Old 04-21-2019, 05:11 PM
 
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I think there are a number of places fairly near Grand Junction that are beautiful. I think GJ itself is mostly average on beauty and the immediate views from GJ are mostly below average. Imo. But I try to learn more and try to maybe back off from that assessment. If I found GJ itself beautiful I might have moved there earlier. Still some chance but it mostly would be for other reasons (location, size, university, medical care, weather, etc.).


Within GJ, any pictures of prettiest neighborhood? Nicest park? Google maps street view is useful (and I use it) but have to click a lot and still could miss stuff. Downtown looks pretty good. The strip commercial development not so much, though they are part of most bigger places.
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Old 04-21-2019, 06:29 PM
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I think there are a number of places fairly near Grand Junction that are beautiful. I think GJ itself is mostly average on beauty and the immediate views from GJ are mostly below average. Imo. But I try to learn more and try to maybe back off from that assessment. If I found GJ itself beautiful I might have moved there earlier. Still some chance but it mostly would be for other reasons (location, size, university, medical care, weather, etc.).


Within GJ, any pictures of prettiest neighborhood? Nicest park? Google maps street view is useful (and I use it) but have to click a lot and still could miss stuff. Downtown looks pretty good. The strip commercial development not so much, though they are part of most bigger places.
You can see the Bookcliffs, Mt Garfield, the Grand Mesa and the Colorado National Monument from many a street corner in GJ. So the views in town are pretty spectacular. Yes, there is urban sprawl in parts. The railyards are in town and there are industrial areas. But compare it to the Springs, Pueblo, Ft Collins, and other similar size towns and it holds its own and probably surpasses most of those places. They all have the same negatives as GJ.
Redlands Mesa pictured in several of my photos above is 3 miles from downtown. That would be my choice for prettiest neighborhood in GJ and perhaps in Colorado. Though some might enjoy the 7th St historic district north of downtown with its tree lined streets and older homes. Nicest park? The Monument is one of the most stunning parks in Colorado.
GJ is not for everyone and maybe that’s why we enjoy it so much. It still feels like Colorado.

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