How To Survive in Grand Junction Without A Car
A majority of people in Grand Junction have at least one car, but it may not always be available or dependable.
There are plenty of people in the Grand Valley who don't have a dependable car. So, what is one supposed to do when they have someplace to be? The good news is Grand Junction has a lot of different options.
For local travel, Grand Valley Transit is an economical and efficient way to get around. For $1.50 per ride, you can get pretty close to anywhere you want to go. The fee is half price for seniors 65 and older, people with disabilities, and anyone with a Medicare or Medicaid card.
A less economical but more efficient way to navigate Grand Junction without a car is a taxi service. K2 Taxi and Sunshine Rides. Rates aren't published but are based on wait time, mileage, and fees. Service is available 24 hours a day, and you can even get transportation to another town.
For those traveling to the Mile-High City, there are a number of different options.
Some people find taking the train is a good option. Amtrak can get you to Denver in about 8 hours. For less than a hundred bucks one way, you can be on your way to watch the Broncos play.
There are several bus options available to car-less travelers.
Bustang Outrider can get you to various western Colorado destinations including Delta, Montrose, Telluride, and Durango. Fares range from $7 Grand Junction to Delta, $22 to Telluride, and $43 to Durango.
Bustang offers destination options like Denver, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins and rates vary.
If you are thinking out of state travel, Greyhound can get you just about anywhere in the country.
Of course, renting a car is always an option, whether you are traveling locally, across the state, or across the country. Rental Car options in Grand Junction include Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, Alamo, Dollar, Action, National, Silver Badger RV Rentals, and Western Colorado RV Rental.
Uber is an increasingly popular option for folks who need to get around.
Being without a car doesn't mean you have to be stranded and immobile. While it may take a few dollars to get you where you want to go, there is no shortage of travel options in Grand Junction.