For an easy hike or bird watching, the Colorado Riverfront Trail has a series of trails beginning in Palisade. You’ll experience river channels, small lakes and ponds, canals, islands, wetlands, cattail marshes and cottonwood groves on this beautiful hike. Or take your bike and go on a bike ride.
The Palisade Trail begins at the south end of Brentwood Drive at Riverbend Park. You’ll cross the Grand Valley irrigation canal and walk for 3/4 mile along the north bank of the Colorado River. Along here you’ll see the Bookcliffs, Grand Mesa, orchards and wineries. Eventually the trail will connect to the James M. Robb Colorado State Park at Connected Lakes in Grand Junction, but for now it’s a scenic out and back experience.