Western Slope Tourism Is Down
What does the Western Slope need to encourage more visitors?
According to a recent study, tourism numbers are down in the Grand Valley.
Even though the entire state of Colorado is more than double all the other states, our piece is not holding up our end of the bargain. But, maybe that's a good thing. Let's keep the place to ourselves.
But, tourism does bring in an awful lot of money to our economy. We have seen that with the Monument, the biking and hiking trails, the wineries and even some of historical aspect of this area. However, the state of Colorado says that those attractions are not enough.
So, what do we do?
Maybe the new 5,000-seat, $3.5 million outdoor amphitheaters will help. The venue is for sure to draw much bigger acts to Grand Junction. I am also a HUGE believer is restoring a more traditional ROCK JAM. Sorry, but LoudFest didn't work. Especially the week after Jam!? Bring it back to September. Perhaps we build the ultimate Zip Line? Casino? Marijuana shops? There are several things the Grand Valley could do. What are your thoughts?