Bikes and Blossoms: Enjoying Spring in Grand Junction | Rocky Mountain Health Plans Blog



Get Healthy and Shake Off Winter With These Springtime Grand Junction Activities

Things To Do in Grand Junction This Spring

Grand Junction and the surrounding Grand Valley in the springtime are unique and unlike  any other spot on the map.If you’re new to the area or want a bucket list of ideas to shake off winter in this outdoor paradise then we’ve the list for you. 

Go hunting for blossoms and blooms

Colorado’s Grand Valley, is full of flora that bloom once spring has arrived. From flowers to fruit trees, there’s no shortage of vibrant pinks, whites, and reds. Blooms vary from year to year, but can be found at these photo-worthy spots:

  • Canyon Rim Trail in Colorado National Monument for cliff rose, yucca blooms, and more than 100 plus other species of native wildflowers. The cacti even change color in early summer, with yellow, red, peach, and even magenta hues.
  • The Grand Mesa comes alive with color in the spring. Flowers are blooming all over, but take Lands End Road to the top of the Mesa for some memorable overlooks.
  • Rabbit Valley in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area is a surprisingly colorful spot and the wildflowers pop next to the sandstone.
  • The Western Colorado Botanical Gardens are located in Grand Junction along the Colorado River. There are hundreds of plants from around the world and you can see them from Tuesday through Saturday each week. 

Indulge in delicious local cuisine

There’s still time before the farmer’s markets open for the season, but that doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of local fare to enjoy. In fact, Grand Junction, Fruita, and Palisade all boast their own selection of eateries who rely on local meats and produce to fill hungry bellies. 

Hop on your bike for a lovely spring bike ride

It doesn’t matter if you’re a road biker or a mountain biker, spring means cycling here in these parts. With so many bikeable trails and roads, picking a spot can be a conundrum. If you aren’t sure where to bike first, this guide will point you in the right direction: Cycling in Colorado's Grand Valley: Top Roads & Trails

Hike one of the Grand Valley’s top-notch trails

Our trails aren’t just for cyclists, and hiking is a favorite pastime for residents and visitors alike. Like biking, picking the perfect trail can be challenging as there are so many options. To find your next hike, have a look at some of our hiking guides: 

GJ Hikes is another excellent resource for finding new trails to explore, but let us warn you: Browsing the archives will have you yearning for some springtime exploring in and around Grand Junction.