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
 
 
 
Rain
Thursday
03/21 70%
Rain
Periods of rain. High 52F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Chance of Rain
Friday
03/22 50%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. High 52F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday
03/23 0%
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High 57F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Sunday
03/24 50%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day. High 57F. SSE winds shifting to W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
 

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