Not Many People Realize That Colorado Has A Fruit & Wine Byway You’ll Want To Visit ASAP

Isn’t the Western Slope amazing? Not only is this unique area home to canyons, plateaus, and prehistoric formations galore, but it is also home to a number of colorful orchards and vineyards that are a must see! If you are interested in exploring this diverse area and getting the most out of your trip, consider taking a drive along the Palisade Fruit and Wine Byway:

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Boasting three different trails and spanning 25-miles of paved backcountry roads is that of the beautiful Palisade Fruit & Wine Byway; one of Colorado’s newest byways that was created in order to drive traffic to the local businesses around the Palisade area! “The goal is to pull traffic from I-70, US 6, the Front Range of Colorado, Utah and surrounding states and direct it to area businesses and points of interest,” states the Byway’s Facebook page, also noting that the route can be traveled not just by car, but by foot and/or bike as well. Just what can you expect to find along this delicious road? For starters, there are more than twenty incredible wineries, fragrant lavender fields, million dollar views of the nearby Grand Mesa and Book Cliffs, and countless farm-fresh fruit stands! (Need we even mention that the fall colors along the Palisade Fruit & Wine Byway are nothing short of glorious?)

For more information on the amazing Palisade Fruit & Wine Byway, check out Visit Palisade’s website. Ready to explore even more of Colorado’s most awe-inspiring byways? Great, because These 12 Beautiful Byways In Colorado Are Perfect For A Scenic Drive!