Whitewater, CO is an unincorporated community in Mesa County, 10 miles south of Grand Junction. Mostly residential homes make up the town of Whitewater with modern conveniences found in nearby Grand Junction.
The town is located in Mesa County at 4,660 feet of elevation.
Whitewater offers an extensive history that dates back thousands of years. A few historic sites are the town’s main attractions.
Raber Cow Camp – A historic cabin that was occupied during the 1930s and 1960s by a local family in town.
Land’s End Observatory – A historic ranger observatory that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Land’s End Aboriginal Site – An archaeological site that is believed to date back to the Archaic Prehistoric period. Listed on the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties….
Coffman House – Originally built in 1890, the Coffman House was the home of a local family. Its unique and intricate architecture makes it a noteworthy stop when visiting the area.
Bloomfield Site – A prehistoric archaeological site buried deep in a canyon that dates back to 8999 BC.
With Grand Mesa (the largest flattop mountain in the world) to the east and Colorado National Monument to the west, Whitewater, CO provides plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking, and camping. The Gunnison River, which flows just west of town, provides ample opportunity for fishing, whitewater rafting, and kayaking.
Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic Byway – Whitewater is also the northern start of the the Unaweep Tabeguache Byway, which goes along Highway 141.
The town hosts no special events.
Activities near Whitewater
- Delta (30mi)
- Fruita (20mi)
- Gateway (43mi)
- Grand Junction (9mi)
- Montrose (51mi)
- Naturita (94mi)
- Olathe (41mi)
- Uravan (81mi)