We’re pretty lucky to be living in beautiful western Colorado! To help you explore our area, your library has some great resources to make your cultural and outdoor experiences more fun AND easier on your wallet.
For Exploring the Outdoors
- National Geographic Trails Illustrated Maps – the Central Library and Fruita Branch have regional maps for checkout. We’ve got many different western Colorado and Utah locations, including Arches, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and much more. These maps are waterproof, tear resistant and thoroughly researched to make sure all roads and trails are up to date. Maps include topographic information, points of interest and navigational aids. These maps check out for 3 weeks, and can be placed on hold.
- Check Out State Parks Colorado Library Pass – Colorado State Parks and Wildlife provides these State Park passes and family activity backpacks through the Check Out Colorado State Parks Program. Backpacks include 1 state park pass hang tag for the rear-view mirror, 1 set of binoculars and various nature and park guides. These backpacks are available at each library location (except for Gateway and De Beque), and can be placed on hold.
- Colorado Monument Pass – Backpack includes binoculars, a nature journal, and activity guides for the Monument. There is one backpack at the Central Library and one at the Fruita Branch and the pass is good for entry into to the Colorado National Monument for up to seven days. Backpack can be placed on hold.
Art and History
- Museum of Western Colorado Pass – Passes gain entry for up to 6 people to the downtown Grand Junction Museum of the West, Dinosaur Journey in Fruita, and Cross Orchards museum in Clifton. Passes can be checked out for seven days and are available at the Central Library, Clifton branch, or Fruita branch, and can be placed on hold.
- Art Center Pass – Passes gain entry into the Art Center for up to 6 people. Passes can be checked out for seven days and are available at the Central Library only. They can be placed on hold.
What will you be exploring this year?