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Why You'll Love Fruita


Great Weather

Fruita has plenty of sunshine, mild winters, and easy access to the great outdoors.

Outdoor Adventures

Love hiking, biking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, or golfing? You'll love Fruita!

Ample Events

There's always something happening in Fruita, from music festivals to one-time events.


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Come Explore Life in Fruita

Life doesn't get any better than this! With the Colorado River skirting along city limits and mountain peaks sitting on the skyline, Fruita features postcard-worthy scenery that residents enjoy every day. Naturally, outdoor activities like hiking and biking are plentiful. But there's more to love about this area than just its outdoor adventures.

Spotlights of Fruita


parks and recreation

Parks & Recreation

Take part in programs with your neighbors, breathe in the fresh air, or venture to the nearby Colorado National Monument for endless outdoor experiences.

local points of interest

Local Attractions

"Mike the Headless Chicken" is a local celebrity in Fruita. In 1945, this chicken lived for 18 months without its head and earned world-wide fame thanks to national newspapers. Today, residents still celebrate this unique bit of history during the Mike the Headless Chicken Festival.

shopping and dining

Shopping & Dining

Shops and restaurants are abundant in Fruita. Residents have their choice of fast food favorites, cafes and coffee shops, breweries, and local gems, many of which are located in the downtown area.

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Festivals & Events

In addition to the Mike the Headless Chicken Festival, Fruita hosts an annual Easter Egg Scramble, 3rd of July Fireworks, Thursday Night Concerts series, Bike Rodeo, Dog Daze, Truck-n-Treat, and more. 


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Fruita at a Glance

quick facts

Quick Facts

Population (2015): 12,795
Population Growth Since 2010: +0.9%
Elevation: 4,514 ft.
Zip Code: 81521
County: Mesa County

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Travel & Commute

Grand Junction: 20 min.
Powderhorn Resort: 1 hr.
Grand Junction Regional Airport: 20 min.
Major Highways: I-70, US-50, CO-340


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