Grand Valley Happenings

Winter in Grand Junction

By Gloria Tafoya
Posted: December 04, 2018 by Gloria Tafoya

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Ahh, winter! The best time to cozy up with the warmest blankets and fuzziest socks as you sip a decadent hot chocolate with marshmallows floating on top as the savory, sweet smell blends together with the smokey scented fireplace…OR for antsy people like me that can’t sit still at the sight of the first snow fall, you find yourself adventuring outside with a BILLION layers, frosted hair, and an ice cold nose to top it off!! Thankfully, Grand Junction has winter activities for everyone!


Old Powderhorn sledding- Grab your kids, family, even your furry friend for a day at Old Powderhorn. USA Today ranked some of the "Best Sledding" across America, and Grand Mesa's Old Powderhorn made the list! Old Powderhorn is part of the Old Mesa Creek ski area, just off the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway, three miles past Powderhorn Ski Resort.

Fruita Parade of Lights- If you missed Grand Junction’s Parade of Lights last weekend, no worries! Fruita will be hosting their parade this weekend (December 8th) in Downtown Fruita. Grab a fluffy blanket, portable seat of your choosing, and maybe even a hot toddy to keep you warm! (Tip: Checkout the locals favorite pizza shop, Hot Tomato! You won’t be disappointed!)

Kiln Coffee/Roasted- Kiln Coffee has made quite an impression on Grand Junction’s Main Street as the newest addition. Not only are the drinks classic favorites, but they host a variety of events for all ages. From cookie decorating classes, to fun giveaways, they’ve got you covered. Roasted, also located on GJ's Main Street, has quickly became the perfect weekend morning hangout. With a hipster/laid back feel they serve up their caffeine with a unique twist. One of the coolest features is showcasing art work each month of some VERY talented artists found right here in Grand Junction!! Here we have Roasted's Featured Artist Canon Reid.


-Gloria Tafoya

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