WHERE TO STAY
Hey, a biking trip isn’t all biking. 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 Suites
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 ST. COFFEE
THE BEST coffee in town. Coffee & baked goods across from OTE. Occasional breakfast specials. Great place to start the day.
No food, but THE BEST beer and rootbeer, all brewed right on premises. You can bring food in or order food to be delivered. Dog Friendly. GREAT scene.
Burgers/Fries and the most delicoius Shakes you’ve ever had, just off the main Fruita exit across from Wallgreens and City Market. EXCELLENT post ride feast. Right down the street from us.
Bar and Mexican in Fruita, friendly and fast service!
Suds Brothers Brewery
on Aspen, across from Aspen St Coffee
Right next door to Over the Edge Sports
Next to the Comfort Suites hotel – across from the Shell Station. Best Mexican food in Fruita!
Gourmet pizza on Main St. and in Fruita by the Super 8. They dliever and they are open on Sundays.
Rib City BBQ
behind the helicopter in Fruita near Pablos
Grand Junction eats
If you are a “Foodie,” this is the place for you. Amazing food, seasonal menu, 225 North 5th Street in the Alpine Bank Building just off Main St. Bin707.com
Il Bistro Italiano
Downtown Grand Junction 4th & main (closed sunday-monday)
3rd and Main in GJ, great bar and french food – right 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. Their beer has literally won awards. 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
Fruita Monument RV Park
right here in Fruita – RV, tents and cabins
What’s the deal? There really is no free camping in most cases. It’s either cash expense or environmental expense. Please! 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 head on down I-70. Thanks, now… on to free camping…
I-70 exit #2 almost on the Utah border, trails a plenty, 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 the old hwy/I-70 business loop
Firewood and everything else
City Market Grocery Store
Fruita Thrift Store