One of the many things I recommend to guests (especially those who love to bike) is to visit Palisade, take a great ride on the Palisade Rim Trail, enjoy the views that overlook the valley and finish with a tour of the vineyards, and don’t forget to stop at the distillery for what I might say is the best Bloody Mary ever! (Or start at the Distillery, then go ride, might make you more confident on your bike…JK.) In all seriousness. Palisade is a short half hour drive from GJ, and is like a trip back in time, this cute little town is a wonderful break from the hussle and bussle of our daily lives. The relaxed atmosphere however is busy with options, from great dining, shopping and the vineyards – all are worth the visit. So. make it a day, ride Palisade Rim (or hike Stagecoach Trail or Mt Garfield) and look forward to an afternoon/evening filled with wine tasting and a fine meal. We suggest Palisade Cafe or Inari’s both have incredible food. Here is a map of Palisade Rim Trail. I might add, COPMBOA, Colorad Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association is one of the finest Outdoor Trail groups in the Nation. No kidding they have made more ground building area trails than any where. This dedicated group counts on donations to make it happen. Consider going to their site. Copmoba.org and donating to continue the work they do.