Do you remember when it was cool to hang out at the Skateland roller rink in Grand Junction, Colorado? I do. That was 1977. It's not so cool anymore, probably because Skateland is long gone.

I asked on Facebook, "What was cool when you were young, but isn't cool now?" Here's what you had to say.

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'Cool' Things We Used To Do In Grand Junction Colorado

Here's a shortlist of "cool" things we used to do in Grand Junction, Colorado. Most can no longer be done, primarily because the location no longer exists:

  • Skating to "YMCA" by the Village People at Rainbow Roller Rink
  • Hanging out all day at Aladdin's Castle at the Mesa Mall
  • Playing Dungeons & Dragons at AirTime on North Avenue
  • Ride the "Wild Mouse" at Guyton's Fun Junction
  • Sneak your own candy and drinks into the Chief or Rocket drive-ins

Those businesses are all long gone. In most cases, the buildings still stand, but the business moved on decades ago.

Being Cool in Grand Junction Colorado

Let me remind you, in 1975 it was "cool" to wear brown corduroy pants and an orange shirt with a collar bigger than the wingspan of a DC-9, topped off with a brown vest and a pair of blue Wings tennis shoes.

This Used To Be Cool In Grand Junction Colorado - But Now It's Not

Do you rememberr when everyone in Grand Junction, Colorado used to hang out at Skateland? That was cool. Well, Skateland is long gone. According to you, these things used to be cool in Grand Junction, but now they're not.

KEEP SCROLLING: Look How Cool Grand Junction Used To Be - Robert Grant Photos

These photos were selected, or perhaps more accurately, grabbed from a box of random photos from Grand Junction photographer Robert Grant. In some cases those pictured can be identified. In others... not so much. Keep an eye out for someone you recognize.

ONE MORE: Classic Robert Grant Photos of Western Colorado

Well, here it is December 20, 2021, and Grand Junction has no snow to speak of. Since we can't enjoy any snow at this moment, let's take a look back to Grand Junction and Western Colorado of the 1940s and 50s with these Robert Grant photos.