Find the best car rental deals in Grand Junction, Colorado
Grand Junction is home to Colorado’s wine country. As well as the chance to indulge in plenty of tasting, you’ll find no shortage of opportunities to engage in outdoor activities in the surrounding landscapes.
If you want to get around Grand Junction and the wider area – which includes Arches National Park as well as several cities worth visiting and, of course, wine country – renting a car is the most practical option. There are several car rental companies located within the city of Grand Junction, as well as at the regional airport. Orbitz can help find the best deal for you.
Grand Junction itself offers lots to keep you busy, but it’s also close to many other must-see spots. Here are three places to discover by rental car.
Designate a driver and take a scenic drive through Colorado’s wine country. Stop at any of the dozens of vineyards, like Two Rivers, Graystone, or Desert Sun. Or visit the tasting rooms in downtown Grand Junction, where there are also restaurants and boutiques galore. Driving through the nearby family orchards is another great way to spend an afternoon.
Journey time: 10 minutes to an hour, depending on where you go
Distance: Depends on route
The iconic red rock formations of Arches National Park make for an exciting day trip. There are more than 2,000 stone arches in the park, though Delicate Arch is perhaps the most famous. Take one of dozens of hikes, join a ranger talk, or spend some time driving around the park admiring the red rock landscape and seemingly endless blue skies.
Journey time: Around 1.5 hours
Distance: Approximately 110 miles
Just outside Grand Junction, visit Colorado National Monument, also known as the ‘heart of the world’. The sheer-walled canyon has plenty of hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities – see if you can spot bighorn sheep or bald eagles. In the plateau, you’ll see large monoliths. Get in your car and drive along Rim Rock Drive, a 23-mile scenic road through the monument.
Journey time: Around 35 minutes
Distance: Approximately 15 miles