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Palisade is approximately 12 miles east of Grand Junction, Colorado, 3½ hours or 232 miles west of Denver, Colorado, and 4 hours or 265 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah.
To get to Palisade from Interstate 70: Traveling on I-70 from either direction, take Palisade Exit 42, which leads to Elberta Ave. Travel south on Elberta Ave. to Hwy 6, turn right. Drive west about a mile to 36-1/4 Road, turn left. Follow the road south and east until you reach the public parking area adjacent to Riverbend Park.
To get to Palisade from Highway 50: Traveling from the south on U.S. 50, turn right at the Hwy 141 (32 Road) exit and continue north to I-70. Turn east on I-70 to Palisade and take Exit 42, which leads to Elberta Ave. Travel south on Elberta Ave. to Hwy 6, turn right. Drive west about a mile to 36-1/4 Road and turn left. Follow the road south and east until you reach the public parking area adjacent to Riverbend Park.
To get to Vendor and Handicap parking at Riverbend Park: From the intersection of Hwy 6 and Elberta Ave., turn right. Drive west about a mile to 36-1/4 Road and turn left. Follow the road south then east until you reach the vendor and handicap parking area adjacent to Riverbend Park.
Note that camping is not allowed in Riverbend Park.
Click here for Maps showing area lodging, restaurants, wineries, farm stands, art galleries, studios, brewery, distillery, and services such as Realtors, bike shop and more. Maps of downtown Palisade and area show Fruit & Wine Byway route and East Orchard Mesa. Agri-tour schedule and descriptions included too. Info from the Palisade Chamber of Commerce Official Guide. Find the entire guide on Media.
This description of our numbering system should help you navigate the Palisade/Grand Junction area, locally referred to as as the "Grand Valley."
■ Roads with Numbers – East to West. Roads are numbered from west to east based on the mileage (as the crow flies) from the Utah border. Therefore, 36 Road is thirty-six miles from the Utah state line. These numbers decrease as you go west and increase as you go east. The roads may be numbered in fractions or tenths (for example, 36½ Road is one half mile east of 36 Road.
■ Roads with Letters – North to South. “A” Road is the base line in the southern part of the Grand Valley, in an area locally referred to as Orchard Mesa. These lettered roads increase (B, C, D, E, F, G, etc.) as you travel north. The roads may also be numbered in fractions or tenths (for example, G-7/10 Road, or G.7 Road, is seven-tenths of a mile north of G Road).
This example should help even more: if you have just arrived in the Grand Valley from the south on U.S. Highway 50 and are at Mesa County Fairgrounds near the intersection of 27½ Road and B½ Road and want to travel to Palisade High School at 3679 G Road, you will travel 4½ miles north and 9½ miles east. You may need to travel though a city, where the numbering is different, but it reverts back once you get into the rural area. The numbering remains consistent throughout the rural area.