These are ten things you should know about Palisade. Maybe you already know them, maybe you don't -- but now you'll know everything you need to know about Palisade.
Palisade is engrossed in beauty and it's easy to see why tourists and locals spend their time here. From the peaches to the people, Palisade has a lot to offer.
Palisade's first inhabitants were Native Americans of the Ute tribe. The area was a part of the Northern Ute Reservation until the 1880s.
When you think of Palisade, you should think of wine, wine and then more wine. The perfect climate makes for perfect wine. There are dozens of wineries to taste test in Palisade.
Palisade is a biker's dream. Mountain bikers and road biker rejoice. There are miles of vineyards to see and trails that make you grip your handles. They wouldn't look bad from a motorcycle either.
Best View of Mount Garfield
Palisade has the best view of Mountain Garfield by far. Mount Garfield is 6,765 feet high and was named after President James Garfield.
The Peach Capital of Colorado is Palisade. Palisade has a gorgeous climate with plenty of sunshine. This produces the sweetest and juiciest peach you'll ever eat.
The Biggest Wine Festival
Colorado's biggest and oldest wine festival is every September in Palisade. After attending this past year, I highly recommend you going to the Colorado Mountain Winefest and drink some wine and stomp some grapes, in that order.
You see art on every corner and nook and cranny of Palisade. Their motto is to promote and embrace 'art as a part of everyday life.' In my opinion, the more art, the more better.
A coworker of mine told me that once he got a flat tire in Palisade, with no spare on hand. A man came out of his house, gave my coworker his spare tire (rim and all) for free, and asked nothing in return. There's definitely something special about the people of Palisade.
The first recreational dispensary in Palisade is located off Peach Avenue. The dispensary has surpassed expectations and made over $130,000 in tax revenue in less than three months.
A cemetery in Palisade could be the resting place of the biggest Led Zeppelin fan ever. You can find the lyrics to 'Stairway to Heaven' on their headstone. Now that's a die hard fan.