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3 Days
Water-Filled Weekend in the Desert

Take a few days and cool off in Grand Valley's outdoor oasis. From adventure sports to zen floats on the Colorado River, there's something for everyone in Fruita.

Sustainability Activity

Give Back to a National Monument

Colorado National Monument offers a variety of donation opportunities for individuals and groups who want to donate their time and talents to help preserve this scenic landscape.

Day 1

activity

Paddleboard Snooks Bottom

Snooks Bottom Open Space is a peaceful paradise with cool water just begging you to paddleboard.

Insider's Tip

Rent Your SUP

Grab your board from Rimrock Adventures!

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 what…

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 abilities…

dinner

Fiesta Guadalajara Restaurant

Family restaurant featuring authentic mexican food.

activity

Go on a Sunset Hike

Dinosaur Hill is a great sunset walk as it overlooks the Colorado River and you can spot fossils along the route.

Insider's Tip

Camping By the Lake

You'll be spending this night camping at Highline Lake State Park, so don't forget your sleeping bag.

lodging

Highline Lake State Park

Oasis in the desert. Ideal basecamp for year-round outdoor activities. Water sports and fishing, grassy, shaded campground and picnic areas, world-class…

Day 2

breakfast

Pick Up Breakfast

Stop by City Market to grab ingredients for campfire breakfast delights.

activity

Highline Lake State Park

Oasis in the desert. Ideal basecamp for year-round outdoor activities. Water sports and fishing, grassy, shaded campground and picnic areas, world-class…

lunch

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 freshest…

activity

McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness, BLM

Black Ridge Canyons, which contains 7 major canyon systems within McInnis Canyons NCA, provides backpacking, primitive camping, horseback riding and…

dinner

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. Come…

activity

Copper Club Brewing Co.

Love small batch beer served in a cozy pub atmosphere?  Come on in, have a seat and relax.  Locals often refer to us as "Fruita's living room". 

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lodging

La Quinta Inn & Suites - Fruita

Free WiFi in every room, whirlpool suites, extended-stay suites, fitness center, meeting and banquet facilities, business center, indoor pool/hot tub,…

Day 3

breakfast

Camilla's Kaffe

Our gourmet and organic cuisine can meet anyone's likes and needs. Camilla's Kaffe offers other special touches that make our business the best place…

activity

Rimrock Adventures

Rimrock Adventures, located on the Colorado River, at Fruita, offers 1.5-hour, half-day and full-day raft trips. We offer mild float trips, as well…

lunch

Starvin' Arvins Fruita

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and home of the "green supreme."

activity

Hike Devils Kitchen

Hike up rock stairs to the large opening to Devils Kitchen, a large sandstone monolith.

dinner

Rib City Grill

Barbecue ribs, chicken and beef sandwiches, full menu.

activity

Go on a Sunset Hike

With Colorado National Monument's many trails, you'll be able to find the one best for you to catch the sky as it turns purple and pink with the sunset…

lodging

Comfort Inn & Suites - Fruita

Great location and views! Friendly and comfortable. Continental breakfast. Free wireless Internet. Bike trails, hiking, horseback riding and rafting…