“West Slope-Best Slope” is how the saying goes . . .
Enjoy living and working in the outdoor mecca that is Grand Junction, Colorado. MarillacHealth is a Federally Qualified Health Center located in Western Colorado midway between Salt Lake City, Utah and Denver, Colorado, about an hour from Moab. At the junction of two rivers – the Gunnison and the Colorado – Grand Junction is surrounded on three sides by elevation: the Grand Mesa (America’s largest flattop mountain), the Bookcliffs, and the Colorado National Monument. Junction is an easy drive to the nearby ski resorts of Powderhorn, Aspen, Vail and Telluride, is an easy drive to hot springs pools in Glenwood and Ouray, and is home to the famous Tabeguache/Lunch Loop and the new “Palisade Plunge” mountain biking trail systems. This is Colorado’s wine country, and we are equally famous for our Palisade peaches and amazing local produce. River sports, rock climbing, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, gardening, theater, and music – we have it all! The valley is growing rapidly and yet we are still small enough to avoid traffic.
7 Reasons to call the Grand Valley “home”
Grand Junction is the center hub of activities and life in Mesa County! Spend time shopping and eating on Main Street. Attend a concert or performance at the Avalon Theatre, or enjoy the comforts of a city with a small town feel!
Do you love biking and hiking? There is no better place to lay your head if you want to wake up and jump on a trail. Known for Mike the Headless Chicken Festival and Fruita Fall Fest, Fruita is a close knit community that brings the fun!
Did someone say wine? How about peaches? Palisade’s orchards produce some of the best wine and peaches in the country. Travelers come from near and far to attend the Palisade Peach Festival in August, and the Wine Festival in early Fall. Those who live in Palisade truly grasp the small town feel. They know their neighbors and enjoy seeing each other at the Farmers Market!