Fruita Paleo Trail

EASY 3 reviews
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Fruita Paleo Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fruita, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.7 miles 67 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers




A loop trail through the 360-acre Fruita Paleontological Area features interpretive signs describing the landscape as it existed 150 million years ago and the dinosaurs and other Jurassic vertebrates that roamed there. This world-class fossil site contains a prolific record of Jurassic microvertebrates exposed in deeply dissected Morrison badlands.

1 month ago

Great for kids!

5 months ago

Mild. Good family hike with terrain from wildflowers, juniper to almost barren. It may only be .7 miles but you can make it a bit longer. Explore and enjoy but bring a lot of water for you and your 4- legged friend.

8 months ago

Great hike for kids, with good interp panels that tell you about the dinosaurs and geology of the area.