Basecamp: Grand Junction

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Grand Junction is located at the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers. The name Grand refers to the original name of the Colorado River, with Junction for the Grands meeting of the Gunnison River. The Upper Colorado River from the confluence to the headwaters was renamed in 1921. Settled in the 1880’s, the Grand Valley became the home to a large fruit growing operation by the beginning of the 20th Century.
 

Book Cliff Range and Mount Garfield.

Today Grand Junction is the largest city on Colorado’s Western Slope. Most of the surrounding areas are federal lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management. The Uncompahgre Plateau is very visable on the south side of the valley, showcasing the Colorado National Monument. The Book Cliff Range, on the north side begins at the Colorado Rivers entrance into the Grand Valley and stretching to the west for 200 miles.
 
National Park Service: Colorado National Monument Link
 
Ski Powderhorn Link
 
 
 
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
07/21 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 100F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
07/22 20%
Partly Cloudy
Some sun in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 98F. SSE winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday
07/23 20%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 98F. SE winds shifting to NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Tuesday
07/24 20%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 98F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
 

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