Colorado Family Vacation – Palisade, CO

On your next trip to the Western Slope of Colorado, bring your family to Palisade! Our beautiful valley is an agricultural paradise, with blooming orchards, farm-to-table dining and outdoor recreation in every direction. Palisade, CO is located within 30 min. of the Grand Mesa to the East and the Colorado National Monument to the West, making it the perfect stop on your Colorado family vacation. Visitors can enjoy the cool air of the forest, or hike the rugged terrain of red rock formations and canyons all in a quick day trip.

Whether you are winter traveller and want to try out skiing the Grand Mesa, or are visiting in the warm months for biking, rafting and sight seeing, Palisade, CO is the perfect place to stay. Learn more about mountain bike rentals, cruiser and electric bike trails, rafting trips and paddle board lessons for the whole family.

National Attractions Nearby Palisade, CO

Grand Mesa National Forest

Explore the largest flat-topped mountain in the world. The Grand Mesa rises about 11,000 ft and is home to over 300 lakes. Hike the trails, observe local wildlife, catch several species of trout and bass, ski at Powderhorn Resort, or enjoy world class cross-country skiing on the Ward Trail System. If you are visiting in the fall, Color Sunday in late September is a must see.

Colorado National Monument

Experience the Colorado National Monument’s sandstone rock monoliths, red rock panoramic views and geological wonders. Hike the family trails, ride the lunch loop mountain bike area, learn about Colorado history and observe a variety of local wildlife.

Family activities in Palisade, Colorado and surrounding areas

Colorado family vacation destinations –

Check out our area museums to learn about the history of the old west, dinosaur exhibits and agricultural heritage. The Museums of Western Colorado have three nearby locations: Cross Orchards, Museum of the West and Dinosaur Journey.

Looking for a more adult oriented outing? Visit our winery page to learn more about Colorado wine tours in Palisade, CO.