Fruita Paleo Area

Near Fruita, Colorado

Fruita Paleo Area does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


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).