Fruita Paleo Area

The Fruita Paleo Area, located in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (NCA), features a one-half mile hike that takes about an hour allowing time to read the interpretive exhibits.Twenty vivid, artistic renderings help to interpret the area's geologic and paleontological history. The area is only open to foot travel. This area also provides access to the historic Skinner Cabin. The NCA serves as an outdoor museum and area of study for the life and people that came before us. Paleontological (dinosaur) sites help us understand our past. Please do not remove any materials - help protect your heritage (it is illegal to remove any resources from the NCA).

Adventure is at Your Fingertips


Geographic Coordinates

39.151, -108.764


From Grand Junction take I-70 west to Fruita (exit 19). Turn left and travel 1.5 miles to Kingsview Road and turn right. Stay on the main road and travel approximately 2.1 miles to the trailhead.


no use fee