Palisade Plunge partners and stakeholders on Wednesday, July 24, broke ground on the 32-mile, single-track trail at the Palisade Rim Trail parking lot, Hwy. 6 and N. River Road.
The event recognized the various federal, state and local partners involved in designing, planning and funding the Palisade Plunge, a 6,000-foot trail descent for mountain bikes and non-motorized recreation uses, from the top of the Grand Mesa to the Town of Palisade.
The Palisade Plunge Trail project could contribute about $1.9 million annually into Palisade’s economy and an estimated $5 million into the Grand Valley’s economy. The Palisade Plunge will connect with miles of existing trails and offer access to stunning backcountry terrain.