Several new Riverfront Trail signs and maps were recently placed along the trail in and near Palisade’s Riverbend Park.

They are among 12 trail signs and 12 map signs purchased by the Colorado Riverfront Commission in Grand Junction to install at points along the trail which runs between Fruita, Grand Junction, and the Clifton area.  The cost for the new signs was $15,000.

The trail does not yet connect to Palisade.  However, a section of the trail has been completed in Riverbend Park.

“The purpose (of the new signs) is to meet a need for clearer signage, provide maps to guide users and show distances, to be consistent throughout the trail, and to develop a brand,” Frank Watt, Palisade public works director, reported recently in an email.  Watt is also co-chair of the Riverfront Commission.

Watt reported that two of the signs were installed by the town at Riverbend.  One is at the entrance at 36 1/4 Road and one at the Boat Ramp.

“Due to a shortage of funds, I bought and installed the new signs on the existing trailhead sign at Brentwood,” he noted.

The lack of connection of the trail in Riverbend Park to the rest of the Riverfront Trail was raised as a concern by the Palisade Park and Recreation Board at its January 22 meeting.


This rules and regulations sign is one of two kinds of trailhead signs recently installed in and near Palisade’s Riverbend Park.