Grand Junction is surrounded by spectacular geographical features. The Bookcliffs frame the city to the northwest, providing the perfect air conditions for the vineyards below, in Palisade. The Grand Mesa with its high altitude forests and fishing ponds can be accessed easily from Grand Junction. Nearby Unaweep Canyon is a great place to go camping, climbing, or hiking. The dirt biking and mountain biking trails are endless. Powderhorn ski area is nearby for those who want to play on a mountain, summer or winter. The airport provides access and the Cabelas store has the gear. Grand Junction is the place to shop on the Western Slope–for cars, furniture, or campers. Its the nearest large city to Moab. Float down the Green River. Visit the Escalante Ruins, starting out from the Anasazi Heritage center. Grand Junction is a nodal point in the web of the adventures available in the west. Travelling to the Canyonlands in Utah, you’ll probably meet up with your out of town friends in Grand Junction first. Grand Junction is a great place to raise a family or retire. It is the nest of adventures, or of injury and illness with its superb health care facilities.