Water-Filled Weekend in the Desert

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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!

Munchies Pizza & Deli in Fruita Photo
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…

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…
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…
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…

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…

Dinner
Hot Tomato Pizzeria

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
Happy Trails Colorado
Locally owned shop. We are a Life is Good apparel and Fruita gift shop spreading an optimistic and positive message via T-shirts.
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…

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…

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.

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…