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Fruita Off the Beaten Path

Fruita Off the Beaten Path
3 days

There are many ways to play in Fruita beyond biking! Hike McMinnis Canyon and Rattlesnake Arches, go horseback riding, rafting and stand-up paddleboarding. When you're done, sit back and relax at a local winery or brewery while devouring delicious cuisine. 

Sustainability Activity

Get Involved:

Volunteer, donate or find other ways to help at the Colorado National Monument.

Insider's Tip

Pack it All:

Bring lots of water or a hydration pack to beat the heat and make sure to pack clothing items you can layer for your various activities in Fruita.

Activity

Happy Trails Colorado

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Locally owned shop. We are a Life is Good apparel and Fruita gift shop spreading an optimistic and positive message via T-shirts. Read More
Lunch

Hot Tomato Pizzeria

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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 enjoy a great pizza and a cold beer.

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Activity

Go Dino Diggin'

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Excavate, prospect and prep fossil specimens on one of the Museums of Western Colorado's Dino Digs.
Dinner

El Tapatio

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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 fish for all of our plates.

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Activity

Copper Club Brewing Co.

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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

Comfort Inn & Suites - Fruita

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Great location and views! Friendly and comfortable. Continental breakfast. Free wireless Internet. Bike trails, hiking, horseback riding and rafting close by. Walk to restaurants.

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Day 2
Breakfast

Starvin' Arvins Fruita

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

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Activity

Hike McInnis Canyons

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This National Conservation Area has sweeping red rocks, gravity-defying arches and hikes for all skill levels.
Lunch

Munchies Pizza & Deli

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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 your taste buds are craving. Stop in today... Read More

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Imondi Wake Zone

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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 using a cable system.

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Dinner

Suds Brothers Brewery

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Welcome to Suds Brothers Brewery, Fruita's premie​r brewery and restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Fruita. We offer an extensive menu of great traditional pub fare which can be paired... Read More

Activity

Colorado National Monument

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Sheer-walled canyons, monoliths, colorful formations, bighorn sheep, soaring eagles and a spectacular road reflect the environment and history of plateau-and-canyon country. Hike, camp, picnic,... Read More

Insider's Tip

End of the Night: Catch the sunset fading behind the layered rock structures at Colorado National Monument before heading to your hotel for the night.
Lodging

Comfort Inn & Suites - Fruita

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Great location and views! Friendly and comfortable. Continental breakfast. Free wireless Internet. Bike trails, hiking, horseback riding and rafting close by. Walk to restaurants.

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Day 3
Breakfast

Camilla's Kaffe

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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 to stop in Fruita for breakfast, brunch, lunch... Read More
Activity

Rimrock Adventures

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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 as, whitewater trips. Raft, kayak, SUP &... Read More

Insider's Tip

Horse Around:

Go on a two- or three-hour horseback ride through Colorado's canyon country. Wild horses take you into Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Preserve, a federally protected area.

Lunch

Rib City Grill

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Barbecue ribs, chicken and beef sandwiches, full menu.

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Insider's Tip

Go Rafting with Rimrock Adventures:

After lunch, hook back up with Rimrock Adventures for an afternoon on the Colorado River, paddling your inflatable kayak past rock formations and through rapids.

Dinner

Dragon Treasure Chinese Restaurant

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Chinese and American menu. A variety of Asian entrees for lunch and dinner.

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Lodging

Comfort Inn & Suites - Fruita

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Great location and views! Friendly and comfortable. Continental breakfast. Free wireless Internet. Bike trails, hiking, horseback riding and rafting close by. Walk to restaurants.

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