Colorado tends to be a rather outdoorsy place and, if you’re planning on moving to Grand Junction or elsewhere on the Western Slope, you probably would like some information on what to expect. One of the biggest sports in the area is mountain biking. Colorado, as one might expect from the name of this part, is absolutely perfect for this particular activity.
There are many trails in the area and you will likely never run out of new places to explore. However, when you do get out there, you’ll want some idea of what kind of the trail you are getting on and what kind of equality of a ride you should expect.
Fortunately, because outdoor activities are so big in Colorado, there are resources you can use to select a trail. MTBR has a listing of mountain bike trails on the Western Slope, and it’s a place to go to get an idea of what any given trail has to offer. You’ll find many very highly rated trails around the Grand Junction, Mesa County area, but a short drive to Durango and other areas will open up entirely new opportunities for you to get out and enjoy the scenery on your bike.
When you do get into town, you’ll find that there are many mountain biking enthusiasts and plenty of places to go get your bike worked on. After you’ve been biking in the area for a while, it’s likely that you’ll want to modify your bike a bit to suit the types of trails that you like and the challenges that the trails in the area present. Whether you enjoy grueling uphill climbs or raging down a steep slope to get an intense adrenaline rush, you’ll find that the Grand Junction area has plenty to offer you.