Jump to content
June Bug

Palisade Plunge (near Grand Junction)

Recommended Posts

"Bigger than a trail": Grand Valley's Palisade Plunge set to open after 10 years of planning and partnership

Palisade, CO is just east of Grand Junction.  The Plunge starts atop Grand Mesa and descends 6,000' over 34 miles.  Lots of exposure. Lots. 

The Palisade Plunge (and its 6,000' descent) will be one of Colorado's crown jewels

Purpose built by Singletrack Trails and shuttle-able. 

 

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

facebook update from Over the Edge in Fruita: 

PALISADE PLUNGE UPDATE:

The Plunge is still NOT fully complete & the trail is NOT open.For now, this 32 mile of purpose built singletrack can sit under snow for the winter, which is the best thing for it, allowing the moisture to settle.

Depending on the season- snow, water, when access can be obtained to complete final work, you can expect a mid to late spring 2021 opening of the full plunge trail.

If things are wetter than usual, or late to dry, that could be pushed to early summer.

For future updates, please visit copmoba.org

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, TheX said:

I'd be down for a road trip.

My next door neighbor owns a large AirBnB house in Grand Junction not far off of I70 which goes right up to Grand Mesa (the TH).  He's a mountain biker and we've used their place a few times.  If anyone wants more info, post up and I can drop it in here.

Later,
CJB 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like a great destination for this fall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/6/2021 at 3:47 PM, TheX said:

Looks like 17.5 hours each way. 

Could be worth checking out SW flights to Grand Junction. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, June Bug said:

Could be worth checking out SW flights to Grand Junction. 

I thought about that. I like having my truck, and my bikes. I don't mind a drive as long as there are place I'd like to see on the way.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, TheX said:

I thought about that. I like having my truck, and my bikes. I don't mind a drive as long as there are place I'd like to see on the way.

I have a truck up in Salida. Fly into Gunnison and a shortish drive to the west. Sounds like fun!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...