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WHERE INNOVATION AND RECREATION CONVERGE.

It is no surprise that the Department of Interior picked Grand Junction to house the Bureau of Land Management headquarters. Colorado’s Grand Valley offers outdoor recreation like most never even imagine. With an average of over 250 days of sunshine, the ability to pave trails from snowcapped mountains to the desert in the same day, and “backyard” access to over 1.5 million acres of public lands, our residents seamlessly blur the lines between work and play. 

Outdoor recreation at its finest in Colorado's Grand Valley

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Six Reasons to Make Our Outdoor Playground Your Testing Ground:

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Outdoor recreation businesses thrive here –

just ask MRP, Loki Clothing, DT Swiss USA and Leitner-Poma USA, just a handful of the companies that are headquartered here.

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As of Fall 2019, the Bureau of Land Management headquarters will lie in Grand Junction.

This gives you immediate access to the policy- and decision-makers that affect the public lands your business relies on.

Mountain Biking mecca Fruita CO

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Colorado’s Grand Valley encompasses a 20-mile radius, from over 10,000 feet elevation on top of the Grand Mesa to 4,500 feet in the desert. Companies and residents alike take advantage of 10,000 miles of trails, 300+ lakes, two rivers, vast plains, mesas and mountains to test out the latest gear and products. See the vital stats.
The Fruita Business Park offers scenic sites that are shovel-ready.

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The Riverfront at Las Colonias business park and Greenway Industrial Park offer companies shovel-ready and build-to-suit sites tailored to the outdoor recreation industry. Enjoy river, lake or trail access from your facility, with all utilities in place and close to transportation. Explore sites.

Winter Season, Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Colorado's Grand Valley

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Colorado’s Grand Valley is your market.

Our residents are active adventurists who love the outdoors. Learn more.

The Colorado and Gunnison Rivers play a huge part in Colorado Grand Valley living

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The Outdoor Recreation Coalition of the Grand Valley is one of several organizations that unifies an industry that employs over 2,000 people and contributes $300 million to the local economy.

Outdoor Recreation Industry Peers

Adventure Bound | Bonsai Design |  Colorado Components | Leitner Poma | DT Swiss | Savvy Cycles | Loki | MRP | Wiggy’s | Powderhorn Mountain Resort | Rim Rock Adventures | Innovative Textiles | Vintage Overland | Seek Outside | Timberleaf Trailers | Squirt Lube | Hill People Gear | Sugarsky | Pedaling Innovations | Sunshine Polishing | RockyMounts – coming Fall 2019!

A Support Network for Outdoor Recreation

Colorado Outdoor Industry Office | COPMOBA | Grand Valley Trails Alliance | Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission | Outdoor Recreation Coalition of the Grand Valley | Bureau of Land Management | U.S. Forest Service


Bonsai Design Aerial Adventures Grand Junction COMeet a family-owned business that found success in adventure: Bonsai Design


Hand-crafted in Colorado’s Grand Valley, for adventurers everywhere: Vintage Overland Vintage Overland caravan, made in Colorado's Grand Valley


Download: GJEP Outdoor Recreation Industry Brochure
Download: OIA’s 2017 State of Outdoor Recreation Industry in Colorado

Industry News and Events

BLM Confirms HQ Move To Grand Junction

July 16, 2019 - Today, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt officially announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will move its headquarters to Grand Junction, including 27 jobs that will be relocated from Washington, D.C.

  • The Colorado River runs through Grand Junction, CO, where the riverfront is getting a makeover through new, mixed use developments.

New Riverfront Live-Work-Play Area Well Underway

May 22, 2019 - This past Sunday, Robin wrote about some of the developments along the riverfront in downtown Grand Junction. Today, reporter Duffy Hayes delves into the plans for Riverfront at Dos Rios with

Rollin’ Near the River

May 20, 2019 - In yesterday's Daily Sentinel, Robin shared the progress on many fronts of the riverfront:    

PHOTO CREDITS for this page

Reason 1: Leitner-Poma of America
Reason 4: Tyler Logan/City of Fruita
Reason 5: Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Reason 6: Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau