On Monday August 12, we drove just inside the Colorado border and near Colorado State Monument to the small town of Fruita. Here is where we found our next great place to stay for a few days. James Robb Park is part of the Colorado River State Park system and the latest addition. It has 22 full service sites which are located in 1/2 circles off the main road. Each site has it’s own covered pavilion with picnic table and a nice graveled sitting area. The sites are also separated by native plantings. There is a great service building with laundry and bathrooms. We liked it so well we booked 3 nights there.
This stop gave us a chance to drive 9 miles into Grand Junction and see what a busy place it is. We were able to go to the grocery store, get diesel, and even get an ice cream cone. Nice to find some familiar stores and was the largest city we had been in over a week.