A Taste of Palisade

3
 days
Share:

Palisade is home to blooming orchards, outdoor adventures and year-round wine tours. Enjoy a relaxing bike journey along the Fruit and Wine Byway, visit roadside farm stands or sample Colorado wines from more than 25 local wineries. Nestled in the heart of the Grand Valley, Palisade offers various lodging options and is within a 30-minute drive of the Grand Mesa National Forest and Colorado National Monument.  

Sustainability Activity
Support a Worthy Cause

Palisade Art Vision promotes "Art as a part of everyday life." Artists loan their work free of charge for public viewing in downtown Palisade. Give back to support artist installations and stipends by calling the Town of Palisade at 970-464-5602.

Day
1
Activity
Discover the Fruit & Wine Byway

Ride bikes or take a road trip through acres of blooming orchards, vistas and vineyards. Take a journey on the East Orchard Mesa loop and stop at some of Palisade's hidden gems. Shop local fruit products and gifts at Talbott Farms gift shop and try their newest specialty from the Hard Cider Tap Room.

Insider's Tip
PIck Up a Ride

Rapid Creek Cycles offers rentals on mountain bikes, cruiser bikes and electric bikes, as well as kayaks, paddle boards, and guided rafting trips. The staff is knowledgeable about local attractions and can direct visitors to trailhead entrances and river access points.

Greek pizza Photo
Lunch
Diorio's of Palisade Pizza & Subs

Located in the heart of little Palisade, Colorado. We take pride in offering the finest ingredients in every item that we serve. From quality cuts…

Activity
Cross Orchards Historic Site

Step back in time and get a taste of rural life on an early 20th-century fruit ranch. Don't miss the authentic Uintah Railway trestle and cars,…

Dinner
Caroline's

Caroline’s focuses on fresh Colorado foods such as lamb, beef, game and fresh local produce prepared in the classic French tradition.

Activity
Palisade Brewing Company

Who says you can't make beer in wine country? We brew innovative American style beer with respect to the traditional roots of craft brewing.

Lodging
Wine Country Inn

An 80-room Victorian-style boutique hotel, Wine Country Inn sits in 21 acres of working vineyards, and is adjacent to two wineries and about  two…

Day
2
Insider's Tip
Have a Hot Breakfast

Complimentary with your stay, the hearty Wine Country Inn deluxe hot breakfast includes items that are chef selected and prepared fresh daily. A variety of fresh fruits, bakery and hot breakfast options ensure a great way to start your day. Served in the Tapestry Lounge.

Activity
Explore Grand Mesa National Forest

Spend the day exploring the world’s largest flat-top mountain. With over 300 natural lakes and cooler temperatures in the summer, visitors enjoy green vistas and hiking trails and can choose from a variety of outdoor activities. Visit the bike-skills park at Powderhorn Mountain Resort to try out downhill single-track trails appropriate for all levels of riders or rent a boat at Mesa Lakes Lodge for fishing and relaxation.

Lunch
Mesa Lakes Lodge
Mesa Lakes Lodge has cabin rentals and a full service restaurant. It is located on the Grand Mesa, only an hour from Grand Junction or Montrose.
Activity
Riverbend Park Disc Golf Course

Practice your Disc Golf Skills at the Riverbend Park Disc Golf Course. If you don't have your own discs, you can stop into Palisade Discs and Gifts for all the necessary supplies. The Riverbend Park Disc Golf Course features 18-holes amongst the shady trees and along the banks of the Colorado River.

Dinner
The Palisade Café & Wine Bar
We offer a fresh menu of casual American, Spanish, and Peruvian dishes along with a selection of local distinctive wines and beers, and mixologist…
Activity
Peach Street Distillers

Only a mind that's part artist, part mad scientist, and all optimistically naïve can get the eye-widening flavors and tongue-quivering tastes…

Lodging
Wine Country Inn

An 80-room Victorian-style boutique hotel, Wine Country Inn sits in 21 acres of working vineyards, and is adjacent to two wineries and about  two…

Day
3
Breakfast
Slice O’ Life Bakery
For the past 28 years, Mary Lincoln and Slice O’ Life Bakery have been “Baking the world better one batch at a time.” Everything is made from scratch…
Activity
Palisade Rim Trail

The Palisade Rim Trail is a popular hiking and advanced mountain-biking trail just east of downtown Palisade. The entire trail is about 9.5 miles, connecting the popular lower loop (4 miles) and the upper loop (5 miles) andl is known for its interesting rock formations and fantastic overlook views from 1,500 feet above the valley floor.

Lunch
13˚ Brix Cider Bistro
​13˚ Brix Cider Bistro strives to bring you the enjoyment, pace, and elegance of European dining. The menu offers suggested parings with every…
Activity
Get Out on the Water

Book a float trip on the Colorado River with the best local guides in town at Rapid Creek Cycles. If you are already a river expert, you can rent paddleboards and go on your own. The trip from Palisade to Riverbend Park is a short float. Allow two to four hours on the river depending on the time of year.

Dinner
The Palisade Café & Wine Bar
We offer a fresh menu of casual American, Spanish, and Peruvian dishes along with a selection of local distinctive wines and beers, and mixologist…
Activity
Meadery of the Rockies

We are Colorado's original meadery. Our wines are crisp, refreshing, and "buzzing" with flavor. We use only 100% pure, raw orange blossom honey in…

Lodging
Wine Country Inn

An 80-room Victorian-style boutique hotel, Wine Country Inn sits in 21 acres of working vineyards, and is adjacent to two wineries and about  two…