Grand Junction, Colorado


Based on the Western part of Colorado, it is the biggest city in Mesa County.  If going to Grand Junction from Denver, it is 247 miles away. It is along Interstate 70 (I-70).  You can travel from Green River, Utah along I-70 to get there. The Colorado and Gunnison Rivers join there.

Located

History

In 1881, U.S. Government abolished the UTE Indian territory and moved (forced) them into a reservation. The U.S. Government wanted to open up the area to white settlers. George Addison Crawford purchased some land. On July 22, 1882 he incorporated the town of Grand Junction.

Gunfighters, miners and early settlers made Grand Junction a storied past. Doc Hollywood lived there and is buried somewhere.

Layout

It is located in western Colorado in Mesa county. It has the following interstates that access it.

  • I-70
    • Runs West to East
  • U.S. highway 6
    • East to West
  • U.S. Highway 50
    • It travels through 12 states
  • SH 340
    • East and West

It lays on the banks of the Colorado River.


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