Fruita is an artsy, Western Slope town, neighboring Grand Junction to the west. There’s a nice downtown section with plenty of shops and restaurants. The town sits at the western entrance to the Colorado National Monument.
Colorado National Monument – The scenic Rim Rock Drive is located only a few miles from downtown.
Highline Lake State Park – An oasis in the desert, Highline Lake is open to boating, jet skiing, water skiing and fishing. Campgrounds are located in a grassy field with some nice large trees.
- Fruita Bike Park features jumps and other obstacles.
- Saddlehorn Campground at the Colorado National Monument has 80 sites and is open year round.
- Highline Lake State Park has 31 campsites, open year round.
- Colorado River State Park has a Fruita section with a campground.
- Highline Lake has two large lakes for fishing.
- Colorado River runs past town.
- Colorado National Monument has excellent trails, but no dogs permitted.
- McInnis Canyons is a National Conservation Area in town, with scenic hiking trails.