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Water-Filled Weekend in the Desert

Water-Filled Weekend in the Desert
3 days

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

Sustainability Activity

Give Back to a National Monument:

Colorado National Monument offers a variety of volunteer 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

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

The Rockgarden Sandwich Co

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Food Truck located in Fruita, Grand Junction and Palisade. Check out our pages for daily locations and hours. Read More
Activity

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

Fiesta Guadalajara Restaurant

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Family restaurant featuring authentic mexican food. Read More
Activity

Go on a Sunset Hike

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Rattlesnake Arches perfectly frames the sunset between its geological structures.
Lodging

Highline Lake State Park

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Oasis in the desert. Ideal basecamp for year-round outdoor activities. Water sports and fishing, grassy, shaded campground and picnic areas, world-class biking trails, hiking, wildlife viewing,... Read More

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.
Day 2
Breakfast

Pick Up Breakfast

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

Highline Lake State Park

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Oasis in the desert. Ideal basecamp for year-round outdoor activities. Water sports and fishing, grassy, shaded campground and picnic areas, world-class biking trails, hiking, wildlife viewing,... Read More
Lunch

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

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

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Black Ridge Canyons, which contains 7 major canyon systems within McInnis Canyons NCA, provides backpacking, primitive camping, horseback riding and hunting. Hikers will enjoy views of red-rock... Read More

Dinner

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

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
Lodging

La Quinta Inn & Suites - Fruita

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Free WiFi in every room, Jacuzzi suites, extended-stay suites, fitness center, meeting and banquet facilities, business center, indoor pool/hot tub, complimentary breakfast. Read More
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

Lunch

Starvin' Arvins Fruita

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

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Activity

Hike Devils Kitchen

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

Rib City Grill

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Barbecue ribs, chicken and beef sandwiches, full menu.

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Activity

Go on a Sunset Hike

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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

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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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