"Scraping by and Looking Forward" Fruita by RoscoeGregg

Fruita Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 16 photos

A Western Town That Survived

As you pass through Fruita it would be easy to miss. That would be a shame. Just about the last or first stop on I-70 in Colorado it is a good place to stop off.

Like most small agricultural towns in America it was almost wiped clean during the farm debacle that was the 1970's. It has now sprung back and seems to have a new forward looking vibe.

Look North To Find The Real Town

Aviod the plastic town of multi-national chains found on the south side of the interstate.

On the north side of the interstate you will find a revitalized vintage American downtown. It is full of local businesses. It is a very pleasant surprise.

Park And Walk

Pull the car to a stop and stretch your legs. There are places to get something to eat and window shop. The town has a nice museum and lots os fun sculptures along the main drag.

We have stopped here a couple of times and we observed a very inviting and friendly citizenry. There was a cross section of old and new residents and they all seemed to get along well. We were treated in a very friendly way in this town.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A nice vital small town
  • Cons:It is easy to miss
  • In a nutshell:Friendly people and vital local businesses.
  • Last visit to Fruita: May 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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