Driving west past Rifle, you’ll pass by Parachute, Rulison, De Beque, and then you’ll pass an exit to Powderhorn and the Grand Mesa, and finally the first Palisade exit. It drops you off onto a Frontage Rd where you can feel the Colorado River for its proximity. Turn left on 38 3/4 Rd and drive into the orchards. The rows give the feeling of order, the comfort that provides, and the random wildlife the chaos that makes the place hum. Turn left on F 3/4 Rd and stop to look around.
Admire the location, hemmed in by the Grand Mesa to the south, to the west more orchards, to the north Mt. Garfield. The river to the north winding through the mountains that frame the view. Its the way the air flows through the mountains and over the river that gives it this climate.
Its sunny, dry, light winds, the river, the irrigation canals, the quaint town, they’re all nearby.
Palisade is the perfect town, in an incredible climate with plenty of outdoor adventures nearby. And this is the perfect Colorado home.
Palisade is home to a number of wineries and peach orchards. Palisade peaches are world reknowned for their flavor, textures, and luciousness. If you’re a local, you can arrange visits to pick them yourself.
Mid-August is a great time to explore the peach industry, at the Palisade Peach Fest.
Palisade has beautiful vistas of Mt. Garfield and is also a great place to recreate. The Palisade Rim trail is perfect for enjoying the views on a trail run or mountain bike ride.
Its got a gateway to the Grand Mesa recreational areas, Powderhorn with its winter skiing and snowboarding and its summer mountain biking, and there’s a close proximity to all Grand Junction has to offer recreation wise.