641 Struthers Ave, Grand Junction, CO
The Grand Valley had the foresight more than 25 years ago to begin constructing a continuous trail to connect its cities. While the trail is not entirely complete, tremendous progress has been made, and visitors to the area will be thrilled to find a paved multi-use path with plenty of room to enjoy a long run or bike ride! The trail winds along the beautiful Colorado River and provides spectacular views of the mountains that surround Grand Junction. You’ll certainly never be bored during your ride! The trail is popular with locals, so you’re unlikely to ever be alone while you’re working out. Don’t worry about getting lost, either – the path is well marked in the few areas that there is not a designated multi-use path. The path alternates between concrete and asphalt, and there are some areas of single track along the paved pathway.
Parking for Riverfront Trail is available at a number of locations noted on the above map, but the closest spot to downtown Grand Junction is near the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens (address above). Parks along the route offer water fountains, porta potties, and benches, but it is recommended that you bring your own water as well. There is one continuous loop of 7.5 miles located near downtown, but connections between the trail sections are also well marked, so it is easy to continue your run or ride if you’d like to go longer! Either way, the Riverfront Trail is not to be missed if you’re looking to enjoy beautiful scenery and get a workout in!