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Our Favorite Articles About Fruita

We know, we know, we’re a bit biased about how awesome we are. But turns out, it’s not just us! We’ve got some pretty big fans all over the country, who have compiled their favorite places to eat and play (and more!) like a local. Check out some of our favorites over the years: 


You know what they say, making a good first impression is important. Well, we think we got off on the right foot (pedal?) with 5280 Magazine


This New York Times article does a great job of highlighting where we’ve been and where we’re headed. Written in 2007, what do you think has changed since then? 


Uncover Colorado highlights some lesser known activities and destinations in Fruita. What surprised you? 


National Parks Trip Media thinks the journey to National Parks is just exciting as the destination. When you’re headed to regional National Parks like Arches, Canyonlands, Dinosaur, and Rocky Mountain, here’s a few tips on how to make the most of when you’re passing through


Out There Colorado covers a range of news and events happening throughout the state. Check out some guides they’ve put together for exploring Fruita the right way: 


Speaking of our biggest fans, we seem to have won over the hearts of the western region (we’re blushing!) From being named one of the West’s Top Adventure Towns in 2017 and 2018, to sweeping the 2020 Best of the Rockies Awards, Elevation Outdoors knows what’s happening in Fruita. 

Personally, we love this feature on Local Heroes, all around the Rockies. We’re lucky to have some of our own make this list: 


And hey, we hate to toot our own horn, but speaking of locals, we’ve put together a few stories ourselves on some of our business owners, local leaders and long-time locals. They are probably our favorite articles, since our locals are what makes Fruita worth writing about. 

Well, are we missing any? What article surprised you the most? Let us know by emailing [email protected] or commenting on social media!

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Fruita History

Like most towns in the “True West,” Fruita, Colorado, is proud of its pioneer roots and western heritage. Founded in 1884, Fruita grew up at the western end

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