Margo Bartlett Pesek: Colorado gem offers grand sightseeing, recreational options
A logical halfway stopover on the long journey from Las Vegas to Denver, Grand Junction, Colo., is a worthy destination in its own right. The city enjoys a high-desert setting in a rich agricultural valley surrounded by scenic splendor and myriad recreational opportunities. To reach Grand Junction, drive north into Utah on Interstate 15. North of Cedar City at Cove Fort, turn east on Interstate 70 toward the Rocky Mountains. The road cuts through ranch lands, wooded foothills and badlands to Green River, Utah. Soon the route enters the Grand River Valley, spanning more than 60 miles over the border into Colorado. Known as the Western Front, the foothills of the mighty mountains begin to rise just beyond Grand Junction as I-70 continues toward Denver.
Oct 7, 2015 12:11 PM