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Kids walking riding horses in Fruita

Fruita is fun for the whole family

Fruita is a great place for adventurous families! You may already know about our amazing mountain bike trails or even our dinosaur digs, but do you know Fruita has some beautiful otherworldly hikes. As you overlook red rock canyons and sweeping desert views, you’ll forget you’re in Colorado.

The unique beauty of Fruita’s landscape and wide range of trails makes hiking one of our favorite Fruita family activities.

A mom and son walking on a dirt path surrounded by nature in Fruita, CO.

Outdoor Adventures

With plenty of hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, river floating, and wide open spaces, you’ll never get tired of spending time outdoors in Fruita. Beginners to avid outdoor families can find activities to satisfy their taste for adventure. 

The lazy river at the Fruita Community Center.

Indoor Activities

We don’t often have bad weather, but when we do, head inside to keep your family active and entertained! Swim, run, and get your energy out at the Fruita Community Center or head over to the Dinosaur Journey Museum for an afternoon of exploring!

Can't Miss Annual Family Events

Mike The Headless Chicken Fest

Don't miss one of the quirkiest festivals in the world - Mike the Headless Chicken. Enjoy music, car shows, wing and peep eating contests, and more!

Thursday Night Concert Series

During the summer months, join us every Thursday night in Civic Center park for free outdoor concerts!

Fruita Fall Fest

For more than 100 years, Fruita has been celebrating the arrival of fall with the annual Fall Festival! Fun events include a parade, an art walk, and the famous outhouse race!

Featured Adventures

Unlocking the Secrets of Fruita: A Geological and Paleontological Journey 

Fruita + Palisade Gravel Adventure Guide

Dinosaur Journey