Fruita is an agricultural community on Colorado's West Slope. It was founded in 1883 by Colorado Laureate William E. Pabor. The town quickly reached international renown with its fresh fruits which were exported around the world.
The town also received fame in association with Elmer S. Riggs discovery of almost complete dinosaur fossils in Riggs Hill and Dinosaur Hill (south of Fruita).
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- Interstate 70 (51 pictures) Fruita is at exit 19 off Interstate. This exit houses the Colorado Welcome Center and Dinosaur Journey Museum.
- Grand Junction, Colorado (95 pictures) The town is west of Grand Junction.
- Colorado National Monument (66 pictures) Fruita is the gateway to the Western Entrance of the Colorado National Monument.
- Colorado River (96 pictures) Fruita is on the Colorado (formerly Grand) River in the Grand River Valley.
- Dinosaur Hill (19 pictures) In 1900 and 1901, Elmer S. Riggs made major fossil finds on Dinosaur Hill (a Apotasaurus and Brachiosaurus)