Local Fruita Info

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.

In Fruita

Balanced Rock Motel
Local, close, small, and clean.
970-858-7333

Fruita Crash Pad
Get a rental house for a few days, a week, or a month. GREAT for a group.
970-309-0253
www.fruitacrashpad.com

H Motel
Locally owned, close, small and clean.
970-858-7198

Fruita Super 8
970-858-0808

Fruita Comfort Inn
970-858-1108

On Horizon Drive just 10 minutes East:

Holiday Inn
970-424-5888
I-70 exit at Horizon Dr.

 

WHERE TO EAT

Fruita Eats

The Hot Tomato Cafe
970-858-1117
124 N Mulberry St., Fruita
Great pizza and salads, great vibe, THE place to be after a ride. Awesome!
hottomatocafe.com

Aspen Street Coffee 
THE BEST coffee in town. Organic, fair-trade coffee & delicious baked goods across from OTE. Great place to start the day.

Copper Club
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.

Munchies
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!

Fiesta Guadalajara
Bar and Mexican in Fruita. Friendly and fast service!

Suds Brothers Brewery
On Aspen Ave., across from Aspen St Coffee.

Camilla’s Cafe
Right next door to Over the Edge Sports. Breakfast and lunch available.

El Tapatio
Next to the Comfort Suites hotel, across from the Shell Station. Best Mexican food in Fruita!

Pablo’s Pizza
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

Bin 707
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).

Le Rouge
3rd and Main in GJ, great bar and French food – near Il Bistro & Pablos.

Ale House
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

Nepal Restaraunt
Amazing Indian and Nepalese. Try the ‘Tikka Saag.’

Suehiro’s Sushi
Great, fresh sushi in Grand Junction.

No Coast Sushi
1st and North, Grand Junction.

Pablo’s Pizza
Gourmet pizza on Main St., Grand Junction.

 

WHERE TO CAMP

Colorado River State Park at Fruita
Close, nice, showers, reservations.
858-9188

Highline Lake State Park
close to Kokopelli’s Trailhead, nice, showers, reservations accepted.
858-7208

Fruita Monument RV Park
right here in Fruita – RV, tents, and cabins available.
970-858-3155

Free Camping

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…

Rabbit Valley
I-70 exit #2 almost on the Utah border, trails aplenty, camping in fragile, desert environment. No facilities, use existing sites only.

Bookcliffs/18 Road
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!

 

OTHER

Movies and more food
Near Mesa Mall, just 10 minutes east of Fruita on Highway 6 & 50.

Propane
Fruita CO-OP

Firewood and everything else
City Market Grocery Store

Walgreens

Fruita Thrift Store

Family Dollar