Here are 5 ways to beat 100-degree heat.

Grand Junction broke a record high on Wednesday, June 13th with and an afternoon high of 100 degrees! I was out setting up for Country Jam and it was hot! I must have drunk 4 or 5 bottles of water that afternoon. One of the cool things about living here is that there are great ways to beat the heat in and around Grand Junction. Most of you already know about this great cooling off spots, but just in case here's a list of "5 Ways To Beat The Heat"!

1-Head to the Grand Mesa It's always cooler on top of the world's biggest flat-top mountain. Slip up and cool down with an afternoon of fishing, hiking, or just relaxing around the more than 300 lakes. On some days it can as much as 20 degrees cooler up on The Mesa.

2-Hit the Lincoln Park pool it's one of the best city pools I've seen anywhere. Moyer Pool has waterslides, diving boards, and very well maintained. The park too has lots of big trees that offer shade for your picnic or family gathering. It can be up to 10 degrees cooler under the shade of a tree.     

3-Go Floating Grab your friends and hit Colorado River. A relaxing trip down from town down to Fruita or beyond will cool you off on even the hottest days.

4-Rafting of Kayaking Continuing with the water theme and for the more adventurous, white water rafting or kayaking will cool you down. A good splash to the face will do the trick as you and your friends tackle the rapids. Don't have the gear for flaoting, rafitng, or kayaking? No worries, the guys at Rimrock Adventures in Fruita can set you up.  

5-Load up the kids and get to Bananas Coconut Cove is their new aqua play center. Getting doused under the 10,000-gallon tipping bucket with cool you down promptly. It's great family fun and is open 7 days a week all summer long! There are splash pads, water guns, water slides, and much more!      

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