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Known as Colorado’s wine country and road riding mecca, Palisade is also becoming a popular mountain bike destination. There are plans for future mountain bike trail development in the Horse Mountain area and the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA) is in the early stages of planning a trail from the top of the Grand Mesa to the Town of Palisade called the Palisade Plunge – stay tuned for updates!
Palisade Rim Trail: Easy access from I-70, this trail is an intermediate to advanced trail. It begins with a steep 2-mile climb with technical rock features and exposure and offers two stacked loops on top that are less technical than the climb. The trail has incredible views of the valley and is also popular with hikers. [Getting Here]
Grand Mesa National Forest within 45-minute drive of Palisade. Three popular trails on the Grand Mesa include West Bench (#501), Mesa Top (#714) and Flowing Park (#715). COPMOBA is currently in the early planning stages of the Palisade Plunge trail, which will connect the top of the Grand Mesa to the Town of Palisade. Stay tuned for details! Powderhorn Mountain Resort now has downhill bike park with lift access to two trails. More are scheduled to be built by 2017. Obtain a GMUG National Forest map or see links below in Online Resources. [Getting Here]
Palisade Bike Skills Park
Location: East end of Riverbend Park. Can be accessed through main parking lot, and use bike path to the east or park at the end of Brentwood Ave. and the parks in only a few hundred yards away.
Features: Three jump lines (beginner-green), (intermediate-blue), and (expert-black). Pump track, which is also listed as an intermediate skill level, and a Strider Track (for small kids or persons with physical/mental impairments only)
The parks is typically open from morning to dusk, however given the specialty use of the park, the parks will be closed during heavy moisture or when muddy. To stay up to date on current conditions, users can check the Palisade Bike Skills Park Facebook Page and view the page posts. Bring a water bottle. Drinking water available in Riverbend Park, but not immediately accessible at the Bike Skills Park. Managed by the Town of Palisade and volunteers. Contact: 464-5602, Email: [email protected]
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