Whitewater is a small community southeast of Grand Junction, but still in Mesa County. To get to Whitewater from Grand Junction, take Highway 50 east. Whitewater extends all the way to the Utah border and is on the Uncompahgree Plateau. Whitewater is near the Old Spanish Trail and Kannah Creek. Majority of housing is rural on acreage, ranches, luxury homes and some manufactured homes. Only a few homes near Purdy Mesa have city water, the rest are on wells. Elk Run is one subdivision in Whitewater. Gateway is another very rural area near Whitewater. Gateway has a very exclusive resort called Gateway Canyons and it is a five star hotel.