Hello S&V friends,
The snow has melted and the sun is shining. Sounds like it’s time to dig your bike out of your garage and head out to find some dirt and open roads. Palisade is the perfect launch point for all types of riding;road, mountain, gravel and cruiser biking.
We have been checking out the gravel riding around Palisade and Debeque. The endless miles on dirt will treat you to beautiful views and remote roads!
The mountain biking community is eagerly awaiting the completion of the Palisade Plunge, a 32 mile, mostly downhill trail from the top of the Grand Mesa, expected to be 50% completed this summer. Shuttle companies are poised and ready to drive you to the start. If downhill is your jam, you can also consider a shuttle to the top of the Ribbon Trail in Grand Junction. We have a special promotion with a local shuttle company. Holler at us for details!
The road biking in Palisade is ideal for people looking to get out on quiet country roads to soak up the scenery of the valley. Our favorite morning ride is the Fruit and Wine Byway which can be tailored to any distance.
Even if you are not a serious biker, you should definitely consider renting one of our cruiser bikes to get around to the numerous wineries in the area. We promise you will find yourself smiling and laughing the entire time! It’s simply more fun on bikes.
Our “Things To Do” page includes a few of our favorites to highlight what the area has to offer. Ask us for recommendations and we can tailor an itinerary based on your ability level and type of riding you wish to do!
If you’re visiting in the heat of summer, don’t forget to check out the riding on the Mesa. The temps are about 20 degrees cooler compared to the Palisade Valley! Plus, the scenery and quality of the riding is worth the trip.