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The Grand Valley: Live and work where everyone else comes to play!

“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 a city with a small-town feel and a strong sense of community.

  • Hike the high desert in the morning, snowboard that afternoon, and be home for dinner.

  • Find budget-friendly activities for everyone: festivals, theatre, volunteer opportunities, wine-tasting, camping, cycling, river rafting, community center amenities, and so much more.

  • calculates a 12% lower cost of living compared to Denver.

  • estimates 41.8% job growth over the next 10 years, with employment opportunities available in several major industries.

  • Want to see the sites? You can be in the Colorado National Monument or Grand Mesa in less than an hour.

  • Ready to visit Moab and Arches National Park for a day of outdoor fun? It’s an easy day trip and less than a two hour drive from the Grand Valley!

Area Resources

Visit Grand Junction, Colorado | Official Travel and Tourism Resource

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!


Go Fruita  |  Your Next, Best Adventure Awaits

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!


Visit Palisade, CO | Life Tastes Good Here All Year Long

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!