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Colorado Riverfront Trail – Palisade Section (click to download map from the Colorado Riverfront Commission or see route below (click below on ‘View full route’ for cue sheet).
Palisade Fruit and Wine Tour
Click here for information on where the wineries and orchards are along the Fruit and Wine Byway (click below on ‘View full route’ for cue sheet).
Palisade/East Orchard Mesa Loop
You can start this ride in Palisade or Grand Junction. There is parking in downtown Palisade or next to the Botanical Gardens in GJ (click below on ‘View full route’ for cue sheet).
Click here for a map with alternate route options (click below on ‘View full route’ for cue sheet).
Grand Mesa Scenic Byway
A few resources for the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway : Grand Mesa Byway (maps, news, events, etc.), Colorado.com, CDOT. You can make this ride as long or short as you want. This route begins in the town of Mesa and goes to Cedaredge and back. Many people start at the beginning of Highway 65 just off I-70 and ride along Plateau Creek. It is beautiful and there is a wide shoulder; however, they are typically full of debris and there are a few blind corners on the return with traffic, so I start at Mesa. You can also start at Powderhorn or Mesa Lakes for a shorter ride. A typical shorter route goes from Mesa or Powderhorn to the Visitors Center and back. There can be a lot of traffic on the weekend including trailers with boats and off-road vehicles (click below on ‘View full route’ for cue sheet).
Tour of the Valley 100 Mile Route
You can start this route anywhere. The official Community Hospital Foundation Tour of the Valley charity ride event starts and ends in Grand Junction at G and 23 road at Community Hospital. This is an amazing century ride showcasing all the amazing riding and views the Grand Valley has to offer. Click on the ToV link above to view their PDF maps for their 30, 50, 75 and 100 mile routes. The bike paths can be a bit tricky and the ToV maps are very helpful (click below on ‘View full route’ to see cue sheet).
Another source for maps similar to these and more, check out Grand Junction Area Road Cycling Maps website. These maps includes tips on where to find water, restrooms, and other tips.