“Life tastes good here!” Palisade is located in the heart of Colorado’s wine country on the Western Slope. It’s only about fifteen minutes east of Grand Junction. The downtown features several blocks of shops and restaurants, with plenty of lodging around town.
Aside from great wine, Palisade has a reputation for its fruit. “Palisade Peaches” are among the most highly praised in the state. The unique high desert climate of hot days and cool nights produces especially sweet fruit.
There are several bars in town located within walking distance of one another. The Palisade Brewery serves up local microbrew, and the Peach Street Distillery has won national recognition for its spirits, notably whiskey. Usually the last one to close, the Palisade Livery Saloon is an Old West dive serving up cheap beer and grub.
Wine – Most vineyards are open daily and provide wine tastings to the public. And there are many to choose from.
- Colorado River State Park has five sections, several with camping. The Island Acres section in nearby Clifton, exit 247 from I-70 has camping close to the highway.
- Colorado River runs past town and has excellent trout fishing.
- Powderhorn (28mi)