Grand Junction’s outstanding outdoor amenities are complemented with a diversified and skilled workforce, an expanding education system, and leading regional healthcare and transportation access.
The new 140-acre Las Colonias Park is located along the Colorado River and adjacent to the planned RIVERFRONT development. It began its phased construction in 2015. Already open and thriving, the site is host to active recreation opportunities on its trails, fields and open spaces. It hosts restrooms and shelter facilities, numerous trail connections, a native arboretum and a structured playground. The Las Colonias Park Amphitheater, located within the Park, opened in the Summer of 2016 and offers regular concerts and public events.
Colorado Mesa University, Western Colorado Community College, IntelliTec Technical Trade College, and Colorado Christian University are all located within 20 miles of RIVERFRONT. In addition, the Mesa County Workforce Center and the Business Incubator both offer businesses comprehensive opportunities to develop a highly skilled workforce.
Home to its own regional airport, Grand Junction is also located directly in between two of the country’s largest international airports in Denver and Salt Lake City by way of a 4-hour drive. The Amtrak Zephyr passenger line runs through Grand Junction, offering another great travel option for residents of our region.
The Union Pacific Railroad runs two lines on its Western Corridor right through the city, along with two major highway corridors—Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 50—making product distribution especially easy compared to many competing locations in the region. Additionally, there are over 100 trucking or freight operations in the area helping ease the challenges of road-based distribution.