Palisade

70°F
Current Population
2,924
Elevation Level
4727 ft

About Palisade

Life's a Peach in Palisade! We love a good pun, but we love a good fruit wine more, and Palisade offers great fruit wine, and so much more! Located in the Grand Valley, Palisade is the perfect spot for agriculture and the town is booming with orchards, lavendar fields and vineyards. Palisade is the heart of Colorado’s wine country; the town has more than 25 area wineries, creating estate bottled and small batched wine.  

The community is very creative, offering many events throughout the year such as art and music festivals. In the autumn, there is the annual Colorado Mountain Winefest and later in the year they celebrate annual Palisade Peach Festival honoring a long history of peach mania.

Explore Palisade

Entertainment & Culture

The fun never stops in Palisade. Not only are there many outdoor activies, but the town hosts many enteraining festivals and events that draw in crowds from all over the state!  Every year, Palisade hosts Colorado's only lavendar festival and then of course there is the Palisade Peach Festival, an event that highlights Palisade's famous peaches but also brings live music, games and delicious food. 

  • Powderhorn Ski Resort is less than an hour from Palisade and has 600 skiable acres. 

  • Colorado Wineries are vast in Palisade, offering tours and wine tastings to visitors. You can tour and taste great wine in over 25 distinct wineries that Palisade has to offer. 

  •  Colorado Riverfront Trail offers beautiful riverfront trails for leisurely hiking or birdwatching. 

  •  Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Range has more than 30,000 acres of rugged canyon where 80-120 mustangs roam. It is perfect for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.



 

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Popular Restaurants

First and foremost, Palisade is well known to be Colorado's wine country so naturally there are many local wineries to stop and sip! With over 25 wineries, many award-winning, you'd be hardpressed to not find a tasting room or patio to relax and enjoy a glass of tasty Palisade wine. And if you want more than one glass,  the Fruit & Wine Byway is for you! 
Don't forget to eat, you'll definitely need a little food to go with your wine! Good thing there are plenty of excellent dining options in Palisade and near by Grand Junction. 

 

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Parks

Western Colorado offers a plethora of outdoor activities and Palisade is no exception. From biking, camping, fishing and hiking to rafting and ATV-ing, there is an activity for everyone. 
 


 

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About the Community

Mount Garfield Middle School

Summary
  • District Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Phone (970) 254-4720
  • Address 3475 FRONT ST
  • County Mesa County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 735
  • Student Teacher Ratio 14

Palisade High School

Summary
  • District Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Phone (970) 254-4800
  • Address 3679 G RD
  • County Mesa County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate Yes
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 1102
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

Taylor Elementary School

Summary
  • District Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Phone (970) 254-4870
  • Address 689 BRENTWOOD DR
  • County Mesa County
  • Grade PK - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -5% to -10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 375
  • Student Teacher Ratio 20

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 2,924
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 3,187
Households
  • Total Households 1,282
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 1,400
  • Average Size of Household 2.00
  • Households With Children 348

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 10.72
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 17.40
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 62.70
  • Avg Jan High Temp 39.20
  • Avg Jul High Temp 94.20
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 122
  • Air Pollution Index 76
  • Earthquake Index 61
  • Hail Index 21
  • Tornado Index 9
  • Wind Index 81

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1975
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 81
  • Health Care Cost 90
  • Transportation Cost 84