Peering over orchards and vineyards and surrounded by sandstone bluffs and canyon views, this 20+/- acre parcel offers a front-row seat to the wonders of the Grand Valley. Enjoy views of Mt. Garfield, the Colorado River, Dominguez-Escalante, the Colorado National Monument and even Utah's La Sal Mountains, while being just minutes away from charming Palisade and all the amenities of Grand Junction. Road access to this property is excellent. Land Native grasses, mostly flat terrain. Recreation You’ll find easy access to 50-plus mountain-bike trails within a one-hour drive, including the town’s own epic Palisade Plunge. Mountain-bike enthusiasts flock to the Plunge — an advanced, one-of-a-kind trail that descends 6,000 feet from the top of the Grand Mesa along backcountry singletrack bliss. Come winter, a wonderland of adventure awaits. Spend your days enjoying world-class cross-country skiing, ice fishing or snowmobiling on top of the Grand Mesa. Head over to Powderhorn Mountain Resort for downhill skiing and snowboarding, all about thirty minutes away. Outdoors lovers will find plenty to do in this valley town: Palisade offers multiple scenic road-bike paths that wind past plenty of places to stop and explore — like local fruit stands, public artwork and historical farms. For a more adventurous day, try Colorado River rafting, float trips or paddleboarding. Or take a scenic hike through Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area.   Agriculture Nestled in the heart of the Grand Valley, Palisade is an agricultural haven filled with blossoming orchards, lavender fields and acres of vineyards. In Palisade, you’ll find wine tours to suit every personality: Choose from horse-drawn carriage rides, relaxed limousine cruises or biking along the Fruit & Wine Byway. If wine isn’t your libation of choice, find plenty of other options at Palisade’s local brewery, restaurants, cideries and distilleries. Each August, the town celebrates the harvest from its 500,000 peach trees with the Palisade Peach Festival. Area farm stores and farmers’ markets offer a variety of locally grown peaches as well as cherries, apricots, pears and fresh vegetables throughout the season. Sample their delights or take a trip to the lavender or alpaca farms.   Region & Climate Sheltered by its surrounding landscape, the town often remains sunny and warm even when other parts of the state are pummeled with snow and wind. It’s a unique climate ideal for growing grapes and famous peaches, as well as year-round vacationing. History The first inhabitants of the Grand Valley were Ute Indians. After Western Colorado was open to white settlement, fruit orchards were established. The first settler in the Palisade area was J.P. Harlow who raised fruit and vegetables on his ranch on Rapid Creek beginning in 1882. W.A. Pease is credited as the first settler in Palisade. In 1884, he homesteaded 160 acres that came to be the south and west parts of Palisade. Proximity to water is important for growing crops in this arid land. Harlow diverted water from Rapid Creek into the Grapevine Ditch and the Crawford Ditch for his crops. Other ranchers hauled water in barrels from the Grand River and began to explore how to build irrigation systems to water their orchards effectively. Early peach growers soon learned frost protection from the palisades, and the early morning “million dollar” katabatic winds from DeBeque Canyon, meant orchards near Palisade more consistently survived spring frosts. This is why most of Mesa County’s 2,200 acres of peaches are east of Mount Garfield. Named for its dramatic steep cliffs of Mancos Shale bordering the valley, Palisade’s early economy also benefitted from the abundance of valuable low-sulfur bituminous coal.

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Acreage: 20
Price: $330,000  
MLS/Other ID: 1305
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