Fruita Food, Lodging & Camping

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 choices check out gofruita.com.


Fruita Eats

Fruita Eats

  • The Hot Tomato Cafe
    Great pizza and salads, great vibe, THE place to be after a ride. Awesome!  970-858-1117
  • 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 Kaffe
    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 are open on Sundays.
  • Rib City BBQ
    Behind the Visitor Center and Vietnam Memorial in Fruita, near Pablo’s.

Grand Junction Food

Grand Junction Food

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nepal Restaurant 
    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.

 

Lodging

Lodging

Camping

Camping

Free Camping

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! Please 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!