22 October 2018

Grand Junction & Fruita

Just over the Utah border, are Fruita and Grand Junction, Colorado.  Best known for the  Colorado National Monument, but Fruita has always been on my list as a MTB destination.  Unfortunately, I'm not strong enough yet to take the MTB out, but we did enjoy hiking on some of the MTB trails.

We also went on two motorcycle adventures.  Since dogs aren't allowed in any National Monuments, we explored Colorado National Monument on two wheels.  Unfortunately, it was cold and raining, so not all that picture-friendly (especially because I kept forgetting to wipe the raindrops from the camera lens).

Click on over to You Tube to see a video of the ride here:

The really spectacular ride we did was down to Gateway, Colorado, which is just across the state border from Moab.  Beautiful doesn't even begin to describe this part of the country, and the video just doesn't capture the magnificence of the landscape.  But take a look anyway:

Of course, we explored the local breweries, but they get their own post.  Bottom line:  we'd definitely stop in the Grand Junction/Fruita area again, but wouldn't necessarily make it a destination in-and-of itself.  It's definitely worth a few days stay on the way to somewhere else.