Palisade Fruit and Wine Byway
This byway features very scenic driving or biking opportunities to explore the wine and fruit growing regions around Palisade. There are many vineyards and farms operating along the byway. Orchards go into full bloom by late-April or early-May when neotropical migrant birds are returning and many flycatchers, warblers and other species can be observed feasting on the recently hatched insects in the area. This is a great site to search for Gambel’s Quail as well.
Attractions: Excellent scenery; farm and vineyard tours; wine and fruit tasting
Habitat: Riparian, Semi-desert Scrub, Rural/Agricultural
Directions: The trail begins in Palisade. There are three routes. Follow the Palisade Fruit and Wine Byway signs or visit their facebook page to view a map of the route.
Delorme: 43 D6
Roads of Colorado: 81 F2
Dates of Access: Open all year
Ownership: Public road with private farms and vineyards
Admission: Free to drive on byway
Parking: Many parking opportunities
Lodging: Hotels in Palisade, Clifton or Grand Junction
Other Wildlife: Deer,coyote, beaver, lizards and amphibians
Handicapped Access: Limited
Contact Colorado Association of Viticulture & Enology at 970-464-0111 or firstname.lastname@example.org