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Fun Weekend Getaway From Denver!


Denver area let’s get you up and out on a journey to remember! This sweet little weekend getaway is perfect for both summer and winter travel plans. All you need to do is your reserve your Denver minivan rental from AVR and you are on your way.

Situated just west of Grand Junction, Palisade is a tiny town with a huge personality. Named for the cliffs near the town site, Palisade is known around the country for its peaches and abundance of vineyards. But there’s so much more to explore in this friendly little town!

Perched on the edge of the Grand Mesa along the Colorado River, Palisade is a popular destination for fishing, hiking, rafting, biking and other outdoor activities. But as mentioned, many travel all the way to Palisade simply for the peaches. With an ideal climate, an 182-day growing season, and an average 78 percent of sunshine, Palisade is considered “The Peach Capital of Colorado.” The town celebrates this delicious fruit with the Palisade Peach Festival each summer, marking the harvest of over 500,000 Elberta peach trees from more than 300 local growers. Places like Peach Tree Distillery use locally grown peaches to create spirits, which can be sampled in their tasting room. Go straight to the source with a journey along the Palisade Fruit & Wine Byway, which passes by beautiful orchards, lavender gardens, world-class vineyards, premium wineries, and fresh farm market fruit stands in the region.

Speaking of wine, Palisade is filled with a number of exceptional wineries, including Plum Creek Cellars, Red Fox Cellars, Grande River Vineyard, St. Kathryn Cellars, Maison la Belle Vie, Colterris Wines, Carlson Vineyards Winery, and Mesa Park Winery.

This perfect little getaway is packed full of fun activities the whole family or crew is sure to enjoy. Find directions from our Denver AVR location to this destination here. AVR, because the journey should be just as fun as the destination.