River Trips Blue Heron to Fruita Day Float on Colorado River

 
Blue Heron to Fruita
on Colorado River

Rapid Classification: I
Length: 9 miles
Time on the river: 3-4 hours
When: May through end of August

Price: $35 per person
(what's included?)

Trip Dates and Reservations



A relaxing float from Blue Heron Park on the west side of Grand Junction (24 Road) to Fruita State Park will take you through some spectacular scenery unknown to most locals. A local float with views of the Colorado National Monument runs through the Canadian Goose flyway and a series of small rapids. With easy access and a short shuttle time this trip is perfect for morning to mid-day starts. This stretch of Colorado river offers plenty of good swimming on hot days.

Accessibility:
Put-in at Blue Heron Park in Grand Junction (24 Road) is a narrow ramp but still accessible to people in wheelchairs.
Take out in Fruita State Park is even easier, fully accessible, with an eddy for relaxed take-out.





Sources:
  • Colorado Discover Ability first-hand experiences.
  • Photos: Colorado Discover Ability