Palisade Fruit and Wine Byway

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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.

County: Mesa

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
Hours:
Ownership: Public road with private farms and vineyards
Admission: Free to drive on byway

Restrictions: None

Parking: Many parking opportunities
Lodging: Hotels in Palisade, Clifton or Grand Junction

Other Wildlife: Deer,coyote, beaver, lizards and amphibians

Handicapped: Yes
Handicapped Access: Limited

Elevation: 4710

Latitude: 39.1218163
Longitude: -108.3211881

Contact Info:

Contact Colorado Association of Viticulture & Enology at 970-464-0111 or pricebooker@aol.com

Amenities

RestroomsNo
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionYes
Visitor CenterYes
Gift ShopYes
PrimitiveNo
CampingNo
PicnicYes
HuntingNo
FishingNo
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