Fruita, Colorado has become one of the preeminent destinations for mountain bikers, history buffs and dinosaur enthusiasts.
Conveniently located between Grand Junction and the Utah state line on I-70, Fruita is the outdoor-centric town you are looking for. If you’re searching for two-wheel adventures, the Fruita region is home to some of Colorado’s most beloved mountain biking trails. Experienced riders will find an abundance of well-defined singletrack and slickrock trails that go for miles into the high desert. Fruita’s marquee ride, known as the Kokopelli Trail, winds through 142 miles of remote canyons and forests, ending at the high-profile mountain biking destination of Moab in Utah.
Outdoors lovers aren’t flocking here just for the biking either. Just south of Fruita is the Colorado River, which offers amazing opportunities for rafting trips. Hikers, cyclists and campers will also love the town’s convenient access to the Colorado National Monument’s western entrance. The drama of the landscape is undeniable: the gnarled junipers hanging from cliff ledges and the vertical cliffs erupting from the valleys below make for a truly awe-inspiring landscape.
Today, you can best see what ancient Fruita was like is by visiting Rabbit Valley or Myatt Moore quarry, a fossil site that contains 140 million-year-old creatures whose names would challenge any spelling bee contestant. Paleontologists today are still discovering dinosaur remains here.
If you visit Fruita in late September, you can catch one of the town’s biggest annual events, the Fruita Fall Festival. The Festival also invites competitors to a baking and canning contest, and, for younger residents, a pet show and talent show. The addition of food and craft vendors, a parade and comedy shows to the mix only proves that Fruitans know how to party.
The simple and fulfilling life calls you to Fruita. For more information visit the Fruita Chamber of Commerce or Call King Homes and Land Realty at 1-(970) 822-3463 or send an email to [email protected] to begin your home search.
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