A Kid-Friendly Weekend Biking in Fruita

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Camp with your whole family at 18 Road where you can easily bike on the area's famous trails and enjoy campfire delights. The mesas rise up in the background as you traverse the trails, hunt for dinosaur fossils and spend quality time with one another.

Sustainability Activity
Get Involved

The Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association is dedicated to advocating for, building and maintaining sustainable singletrack mountain-bike trails in western Colorado.

Day
1
Lunch
Starvin' Arvins Fruita
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and home of the "green supreme."
Activity
Dinosaur Journey Museum
Dinosaur Journey Museum offers the latest exhibits about prehistoric giants and features a working paleontology lab. The Museum also offers Dino…
Dinner
El Tapatio
El Tapatio is committed to serve the freshest ingredients on every plate. Our seafood plates are cooked carefully and making sure we pick the…
Activity
Set Up Camp

After pitching your tent, head for a quick ride on the 18 Road trails before dinner.

Lodging
18 Road Camping
Enjoy world class single track mountain biking trails as well as designated routes for off-highway vehicles, and hiking. Camping is allowed in…
Insider's Tip
Stargazing

Head back to camp to sit in the cool night air and try to spot the Little Dipper and other constellations.

Day
2
Insider's Tip
Morning Grub at Camp

So you can get an early start, have breakfast at your campsite.

Activity
Bike the Zippity Do Dah Loop

The Zippity Do Dah Loop is more remote so you'll have the trails to yourself. The ride is high on ridges, which makes for more expansive scenery.

Lunch
The Hot Tomato
Hot Tomato is Fruita's locally owned and operated pizzeria! We hand make all our dough, cut our toppings fresh and source locally produced meats…
Activity
Dig for Fossils

Take a break from cycling by digging for dinosaur fossils at Dino Digs. You might even discover new information about ancient lifeforms.

Dinner
Fiesta Guadalajara Restaurant
Family restaurant featuring authentic mexican food.
Insider's Tip
Sweet Treats

Stop by Munchies Pizza & Deli to have an ice cream cone or milkshake for dessert.

Lodging
18 Road Camping
Enjoy world class single track mountain biking trails as well as designated routes for off-highway vehicles, and hiking. Camping is allowed in…
Day
3
Breakfast
Camp Breakfast

Before you head on one last bike ride, fry up some home cookin' on your camp stove or fire.

Activity
Last 18 Road Ride

Take one last ride on the Western Zippity or Vegetarian to Lower Chutes and Ladders trails for sweeping desert-esque views and a challenging trail ride.

Lunch
Munchies Pizza & Deli
Munchies Pizza and Deli has been serving Fruita and surrounding areas since 1980. From pizza to burgers and salads to deli sandwiches, we offer…
Activity
Imondi Wake Zone
Imondi Wake Zone will provide a fun, safe and exciting experience for families and friends to learn and progress their wake board and watersports…
Activity
Colorado National Monument
Sheer-walled canyons, monoliths, colorful formations, bighorn sheep, soaring eagles and a spectacular road reflect the environment and history of…
Insider's Tip
Sun Settin'

Watch the sun disappear behind rock structures at Colorado National Monument for a great last activity in Fruita.

Lodging
Comfort Inn & Suites - Fruita
Great location and views! Friendly and comfortable. Continental breakfast. Free wireless Internet. Bike trails, hiking, horseback riding and rafting…