Fruita is a place that lies in the iconic Mesa County of Colorado. It is somewhere many people visit when they want to indulge in the unique, desert landscape that encompasses canyon, jagged spires, and mountains. Though it is somewhere that can be enjoyed at any time of the year, you can make the most of it by visiting in the shoulder season, where you aren’t prohibited from exploring in boiling heat. Head to the Colorado National Monument to catch some of the most stunning views as you go on sandy hikes, and wind your way through Rattlesnake Canyon as you follow the trails along the canyon floor. Dinosaur Hill provides more challenging hikes, where views across the whole area are in the forefront of your vision.