- The list below includes 34 free or cheap things to do in or near Fruita, Colorado, including 29 different types of inexpensive activities like Mountain Biking, Hiking Trails, Bike Paths and Science Museums.
- From Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial to North Fruita Desert, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Fruita and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Grand Junction and Palisade.
Fruita's Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial is an outdoor commemorative installation dedicated to those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. It includes flags, sculptures and a military helicopter used during the conflict.
Including over 72000 acres of land, the North Fruita Desert includes a Special Recreation Management Area that is open to the public for hiking, biking, and exploration. The area includes a network of trails that offer impressive views.
Devils Canyon Hiking Trails is a hiking trail 1,500 feet down into Devils Canyon. This trail is populated by wooded canyon and seasonal streams. The trail is about 3.5 miles long with a waterfall two miles from the trail's end.
Fruita, Colorado is the proud home of the Dinosaur Journey Museum, dedicated to educating children about dinosaurs and other ancient animals. The museum includes dinosaur bones, fossils and a real excavation site where kids can attempt to find bones of their own.
Those who love biking should definitely visit Mary's Loop in Colorado. The loop has a distinct solid climb rocky dirt road that offers great views of the Colorado River and the canyons. It is therefore a great place to go biking and sightseeing at the same time.
A 142-mile trail that connects Colorado and Utah, the Kokopelli's Trail is a long biking trail that is perfect for advance cyclist. Completing the trail takes about five days but there are campsites where cyclists can stop over to rest for the night.
There are numerous family activities available at Moon Farm. A petting zoo, pumpkin patch, play buildings that include an Egyptian temple, gingerbread house, castles, a tree house and small museums ensure a fun day at this seasonal attraction.