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Palisade is truly the center for outdoor recreation in western Colorado. Skiing, fishing, hiking and camping are available on the Grand Mesa, the Colorado National Monument draws visitors with its scenic beauty, and the Colorado River offers plenty of opportunities for rafting. Nearby is the Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Range, one of only three areas in the western United States that is set aside for herds of wild horses, which roam the sagebrush-studded hills.

The area grows grapes, peaches, apricots, and apples. Irrigation has enabled the semi-arid landscape into a rich soil perfect for growing fruit. Several vineyards have been producing nationally-acclaimed wines. Some wineries offer tours.

The Williams Creek Reservoir is a favorite spot for fishing, and winter recreation is provided at the Wolf Creek Ski Area. In addition to the famous local fruit and wine industries, the community offers Victorian neighborhoods and a cozy downtown shopping area, just minutes away from Walker Field airport.

Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns The Orchard House |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Canyon Wind Cellars |

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Barrel into Spring Wine Tasting Event Grand Junction CO April27-May19 Exquisitely prepared gourmet meals, 'behind the scenes' winery and vineyard tours, tasting wines that are not readily available to the general public, and of course barrel tasting.
Grand Junction Yoga Festival Grand Junction CO July11-14 The Telluride Yoga Festival is a unique event that elevates the benefits of yoga with a mission to protect our natural environment.
Olathe Sweet Corn Festival Olathe CO August3 The Olathe Sweet Corn Festival is more than fun in the western Colorado sunshine. It is an ever-growing symbol of a community committed to making the future better for the generations to come.
Steamboat Wine Festival Steamboat Springs CO August7-11 Experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products at this ultimate food and wine experience.