Frequently Asked Questions About the Palisade Plunge

When will construction begin?
Construction on Phase I started in July 2019!

Where can I see a map of the trail?  
Click here to access a current map of the Plunge.
How much will it cost to build?
Due to the scale of the trail and the terrain through which it will be built, as well as additional parking, trailhead, and restroom facilities that will be built along the route, this project cost is estimated at ~$3,400,000.
Will there be volunteer opportunities to help build trail?
Yes!  We will rely on community members to come out for several volunteer trail work days. Follow us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter here to stay informed of all volunteer opportunities. 
I don’t mountain bike.  Will I still be able to use the trail?
Yes!  The Plunge is a non-motorized trail and will provide recreation opportunities to hikers, bikers, trail runners, and other non-motorized users.  The trail will also be open to equestrian use through ~mile 18.

Who are the partners involved in the Palisade Plunge project?
Town of Palisade, City of Grand Junction, Mesa County, Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Orchard Mesa Irrigation District, BLM, USFS, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, and COPMOBA Business and Individual members.

What does the terrain look like that the trail will go through?
Here are a few photos from our work on the project so far that will give you an idea of what's to come!

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