Grand Junction, Colo. is a wonderful place to visit. Maybe you're visiting family or you're planning to make the move to the Grand Valley. Before you make your way to this paradise on Colorado's western slope, we have a few things to get you started in town.

The small idiosyncrasies of Grand Junction may throw some people for a loop. Maybe it's the odd way the town named its roads. Or the different landmarks you see in the distance. We'll help you navigate all of this like a pro.

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First, a Few Facts About Grand Junction, Colorado

Grand Junction is the biggest "city" on the western side of Colorado. Actually, we're the biggest town between Denver and Salt Lake City, Utah. Roughly 68,000 people call Grand Junction home.

Grand Junction has an elevation of 4,583 feet above sea level. You can reach higher elevations around town by visiting the Colorado National Monument, the Grand Mesa, or Mount Garfield.

Here's Your First-Timers Guide to Grand Junction Colorado

Now that you've made your way to Grand Junction, you'll need to know a few things to fit in. We've put together this guide to help you know the basics of Grand Junction. This is just the start, as we're sure you'll find things hidden around town that even the natives don't know about.

Now That You Know Your Way Around Grand Junction, See How It's Changed in the Last Decade

Grand Junction has changed dramatically and significantly over the years, and thanks to Google, we can look and see how Grand Junction looked in 2008 compared to how it looks today. Stroll through the images and see how well your memory is at recalling the way things used to be.

Gallery Credit: Zane Mathews

More Changes in Grand Junction: See How the Population Has Grown Since Grand Junction Became a Town

Grand Junction is the largest city between Denver and Salt Lake City with a population of just under 64,000. Over the years, Grand Junction has steadily increased in size. While its growth has slowed in recent years, the population has more than doubled since 1990. The following graphics show how Grand Junction has grown over the last 130 years.

Gallery Credit: Zane Mathews

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