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Tie on those sturdy hiking shoes!

While all types of outdoor adventures exist in Fruita, Colorado, there’s truly nothing like escaping into the Colorado wilderness on one of the many hikes in this region. With incredibly diverse terrain and beautiful views of the surrounding Colorado Rockies, Fruitahas established itself as one of the premiere hiking destinations in Colorado. Plan a hike through the Mccinnis Canyons or Colorado National Monument, and take in the gorgeous scenery and local wildlife.

Fruita Recreation Center at night
Hours of Operation
  • Mon- Fri 6:00am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday 7:00am-9:00pm
  • Sunday Noon- 6:00pm
  • Indoor Pool Mon-Fri 6:00am-8:30pm
  • Indoor Pool Saturday 7:30am-7:30pm
  • Sunday Noon – 5:30pm
Rec Center Amenities
  • Indoor Pool – 5 lap lanes, Leisure pool, Spa, Drop Slide, Climbing Wall, Diving Board, Tot Area.
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Library
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Senior Center
  • Gymnasium
  • Running Track
  • Locker Rooms
  • Pool Party Room
Rafting on the colorado river
Holy waterflow, Raftman!

The mighty Colorado River rushes down from its headwaters in the Rocky Mountains, crashes into and picks up the Gunnison River, and then runs through the Grand Valley and Fruita, on its way to carving out huge canyons downstream. We're talking about 120,000 cubic feet of water per second. Yikes! But yet again Fruita offers variety, from white-knuckle whitewater rafting to an easy, merrily-merrily down-the-stream float.

Tip: always wear a life jacket certified for whitewater use.

Dinosaur skeleton
Calling all real and would-be paleontologists of all ages!

Come to Fruita, Colorado—dinosaur country. Start at the world-famous Museum of Western Colorado's Dinosaur Journey to learn about the history of dinosaurs in the region. Then join a professionally conducted dinosaur excavation to get hands-on experience in uncovering this fascinating part of Earth's past.

ATV

When you think about all terrains on which to test your all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and your skills, think about Fruita, Colorado. You'll find a mix of trails for every level of ATV driver, and all of them are sure to thrill, delight, and satisfy even the most picky of off-roaders. You will find flat-out-fast desert trails or more challenging ups and downs, all within a short drive of Fruita.

Adobe Creek National Golf Course sign
Adobe National Golf Course

Enjoy a spectacular round of golf with the Colorado National Monument and McInnis Canyons as your backdrop at Adobe Creek National Golf Course.

Cowboy riding bull
Rimrock Rodeo June – August

4:30 – 9:30 pm
Every Tuesday evening throughout the summer, Fruita holds the Rimrock Rodeo—sure to be a fun evening.

It all starts at 4:30, with a showcase of 10 riders. At 7:00, watch some serious, yet hilarious, "Mutton Busting." Catch the Professional Rodeo Riders "Grand Entry" event starting at 7:30.

1 Mile south of I-70 Exit 19 on HWY 340 (just across the Colorado River)
Phone: 970-434-7515