Want to ride 32 miles of amazing singletrack? The complete Palisade Plunge is open as of July 24, 2021! An epic point-to-point challenge, from the alpine aspen groves of the Grand Mesa to the desert shores of the Colorado River, the Palisade Plunge is truly a plunge through unique scenery and an unbelievable experience. This is not a beginner ride, and even intermediate riders will likely find it quite difficult. All who choose to drop in will be rewarded with incredible purpose-built singletrack and amazing views of the San Juans, Uncompahgre Plateau, Colorado Monument, and the omnipresent Book Cliffs. Come experience the thrill of descending over 6000′ in 32 miles.

Hermosa Tours offers a charter shuttle service for the Palisade Plunge as opposed to a “per seat” shuttle service picking up at the Palisade Rim Trailhead in Palisade, CO (map below). Prices are as follows:

  • Groups of 4-6: $160
  • Groups of 7-10: $260
  • Groups of 11-14: $360

Give us a call to reserve your group’s Palisade Plunge Shuttle! 877-765-5682

PLEASE READ - The Palisade Plunge navigates remote, backcountry terrain with some sections of extreme exposure that require high levels of confidence and skill to ride. Less experienced riders may easily get in a difficult position with no alternate routes except backtracking to Lands End Road. Trail enthusiasts are encouraged to carefully consider their experience, skills, and preparedness before taking “The Plunge”. Be sure to bring plenty of food and water with you and appropriate clothing and bike repair supplies. No directly potable water is available at the route start point or on the trail.

Operating under authority of:

  • Grand Mesa National Forest, Grand Valley RD
  • US DOT #2584192
  • Colorado PUC: LL-03709