Taxis and rental cars are both available for visitors to Grand Junction.  However, both of these transportation options have certain advantages as well as disadvantages. 

            Taxis are a good way of getting around the immediate city, but if planning on traveling much further, consider another option (see the Trip Advisor: Getting Around page) as the fares can get rather high.  Fares are based on meters, which are government regulated and standard for all companies.  The best way to get a taxi is to call one of the agencies ahead of time to arrange for a pick-up.  For a list of companies located in or around the city, check out this Taxi Company List.  Most hotels, restaurants, and bars will be happy to make this call for their customers. 

            A personal vehicle is the most convenient form of transportation available in Grand Junction, as it allows the greatest freedom and flexibility in travel.  There are a few public transportation options available in and around the city, but a car is required for exploring most areas.  First time visitors to the country should check out this Driving in United States page before deciding to get behind the wheel of a car.  There are numerous car rental agengies based at the Grand Junction Regional Airport - http://www.gjairport.com/transportation - as well as in other parts of the city of Grand Junction.