Your guide to resting and recovering in Fruita, Colorado
Need a Bed or a View of the Starry Night?
There’s just too much to do in Fruita that it’s impossible to fit it all into just one day. So how do you choose a place to lay your head after a full day out here? That’s where we can help you. Check out some of the best places for you to stay before your next day of adventure in Fruita.
If you prefer easy trail access, starry night skies, and no frills…
18 Road Campground in the North Fruita Desert
Famous for its quick trail access, family-friendly vibes, and stunning location, camping in the North Fruita Desert is a must for those willing to trade traditional comforts for easy access to the 18 Road Mountain Biking Trails and jaw-dropping sunsets. It’s also a great basecamp for riders with kids who can’t go long distances but want to come and go from their campsite all day long! The $10 per night sites have fire rings and bathrooms, are first-come-first-serve, and fill quickly during peak season weekends. If you didn’t snag a site, you can pitch your tent for free on BLM land accessed on the road to the formal campground.
Looking for more camping options?
- Want to add rocky terrain and endless views of the Colorado River to your ride? You can also camp at the Rabbit Valley Trail system at one of the three campgrounds; Jouflas, Castle Rocks and Knowles Overlook. Dispersed camping is allowed ONLY in designated sites, which are numbered and signed. A fire pan and a portable toilet are required for dispersed camping. There are also designated motorized trails at Rabbit Valley.
- If you’re looking for water-front views, check out Highline Lake State Park.
- With a bit more conveniences and river-side views, explore James M. Robb Colorado River State Park.
- Rated one of the best campgrounds in Colorado, experience a stunning backdrop of red canyons at the Saddlehorn Campground near the rim of the Colorado National Monument.
- How about a local RV Park within walking distance of both the Colorado River AND a Dinosaur Museum? Pull up to Monument RV Park.
If you prefer a soft bed and running water…
Depending on the season, the desert can be a difficult environment to pitch a tent. So if you’re looking for a cool and convenient option for you and your family, check out these area hotels and motels.
- If you want walking access to the Colorado River, the Dinosaur Museum, and free breakfast, check out Comfort Inn and Suites or La Quinta Inn and Suites.
- Traveling with your pup? The Super 8 Motel features an indoor pool and a pet-friendly option.
- If you’re looking for a low price, want to support local business, and want to walk to downtown Fruita, check out Balanced Rock Motel.
If you’re interested in unique rentals for groups of various sizes…
Check out ‘The Fruita Crash Pad,’ a collection of incredible properties that offer visitors the most unique lodging options on the western slope. One of their locations, called Moon Farm, even has a petting zoo! Additionally, Visit Fruita offers many options for travelers of all types.