WHERE TO STAY
As much as we all love being on the trails, we realize there is more to a biking trip than being in the saddle! Here’s a list of available hotels, restaurants, bars, and other local hot spots. For more check out www.gofruita.com.
Balanced Rock Motel
Local, close, small, and clean.
Fruita Crash Pad
Get a rental house for a few days, a week, or a month. GREAT for a group.
Locally owned, close, small and clean.
Fruita Super 8
Fruita Comfort Inn
On Horizon Drive just 10 minutes East:
I-70 exit at Horizon Dr.
WHERE TO EAT
The Hot Tomato Cafe
124 N Mulberry St., Fruita
Great pizza and salads, great vibe, THE place to be after a ride. Awesome!
Aspen Street Coffee
THE BEST coffee in town. Organic, fair-trade coffee & delicious baked goods across from OTE. Great place to start the day.
No food, but THE BEST beer in town, all brewed right on premises. Try their award-winning amber! You can bring food in or order food to be delivered. Dog-friendly and a beloved local scene.
Burgers/fries and the most delicious shakes you’ve ever had, just off the main Fruita exit across from Walgreens and City Market. EXCELLENT post ride feast. West down Aspen Ave. from the shop!
Bar and Mexican in Fruita. Friendly and fast service!
Suds Brothers Brewery
On Aspen Ave., across from Aspen St Coffee.
Right next door to Over the Edge Sports. Breakfast and lunch available.
Next to the Comfort Suites hotel, across from the Shell Station. Best Mexican food in Fruita!
Gourmet pizza on Grand Junction’s Main St. and in Fruita by the Super 8 in the Kokopelli Plaza. They deliver and they are open on Sundays.
Rib City BBQ
Behind the Visitor Center and Vietnam Memorial in Fruita, near Pablo’s.
Grand Junction Eats
225 North 5th Street in the Alpine Bank Building
If you are a foodie, this is the place for you! Amazing farm-to-table and seasonal menu, and a fabulous cocktail selection. Bin707.com
Il Bistro Italiano
Downtown Grand Junction, located at 4th & Main (closed Sunday-Monday).
3rd and Main in GJ, great bar and French food – near Il Bistro & Pablos.
Corner of 12th and Patterson- huge beer selection, good food.
Kannah Creek Brewing Company
1960 N 12th St, Grand Junction – good food and award winning beer. kannahcreekbrewingco.com
Amazing Indian and Nepalese. Try the ‘Tikka Saag.’
Great, fresh sushi in Grand Junction.
No Coast Sushi
1st and North, Grand Junction.
Gourmet pizza on Main St., Grand Junction.
WHERE TO CAMP
Colorado River State Park at Fruita
Close, nice, showers, reservations.
Highline Lake State Park
close to Kokopelli’s Trailhead, nice, showers, reservations accepted.
Fruita Monument RV Park
right here in Fruita – RV, tents, and cabins available.
What’s the deal? There really is no free camping in most cases. The cost of camping is either paid out of your pocket or by the environment. If free camping means chopping down our trees for your camp fire, or driving your car onto our fragile desert, or making another stupid connector trail from your campsite to the Kessel Run- please! Don’t free camp! Think and learn to camp “low impact,” or just get back on I-70. Thanks. Now, on to free camping…
I-70 exit #2 almost on the Utah border, trails aplenty, camping in fragile, desert environment. No facilities, use existing sites only.
Camping is first come, first served, $10/night. Toilets and fire pits, no water, bring firewood. DO NOT CUT DOWN TREES OR BURN THEM. Camp only in existing sites. PLEASE don’t make your own new trail from your campsite to Kessel Run. The trailheads are only a 1/4 mile away and the tracks we mountain bikers are making are quite a mess. Please, leave it as good or better than you found it. Thanks! Bookcliffs directions? Stop in the shop and yes, you’ll get the same speech again about keeping single track single!
Movies and more food
Near Mesa Mall, just 10 minutes east of Fruita on Highway 6 & 50.
Firewood and everything else
City Market Grocery Store
Fruita Thrift Store