Colorado Mountain Biking and Breath Taking Views
Nestled against Mt. Garfield and 30 min. away from the base of the Colorado Grand Mesa, the town of Palisade provides visitors a scenic and central location for all levels of Colorado mountain biking and road biking. The ambitious rider could easily travel 30 minutes to the West and conquer the famous 18 Rd Trail System in the N. Fruita Desert, experience the thrills of downhill mountain biking on the Grand Mesa at Powderhorn’s Downhill Bike Park and ride the striking red canyons of the Colorado National Monument all in one weekend.
Visitors to Palisade, CO can access over 51 MTB bike trails within a one-hour drive.
In addition, the area offers multiple scenic road biking and cruiser trips for those who enjoy a more relaxed adventure. Click here to learn about road biking trails and the Fruit & Wine Byway.
The Grand Valley includes the entire stretch from the famous Fruita desert trails, through Grand Junction’s popular Lunch Loops, located on the Colorado National Monument, and Palisade’s favorite thrill seeker ride, the Palisade Rim Trail.
Downtown Palisade is only 45 minutes to alpine mountain biking and scenic road cycling through the highest flat top mountain in the world, the Colorado Grand Mesa. Summer Temperatures on the Grand Mesa can be as much as 30 degrees cooler than the valley floor, making an excellent choice for guests who want to escape the summer sun.
See below for a list of trails located throughout the Grand Valley with links to supporting trail maps and travel time estimates.