Historic Guided Walking Tours

The next scheduled tours are during Olde Fashioned Christmas on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Choose from the three tours of downtown Palisade. The tours will start and end at the Palisade Chamber Office at 311 South Main Street in Downtown Palisade.  Make your reservations for this event by calling the Chamber at (970) 464-7458.

We offer different, hour+-long tours. “An Hour with Colonel Bower” highlights this Palisade Pioneer’s life and what Palisade was like along 3rd Street from the Post Office to Bower Avenue.  Another tour features the Town’s Center and focuses on businesses and homes near the Plaza at 3rd and Main Streets. “Fire and Brimstone” is the longest route – about 4,000 steps, taking in the area surrounding downtown. Highlights of this tour are sites of major fires, including packing sheds, the hotel, and the cannery, plus seven churches, two former depots, one of Wayne Aspinall’s homes, the 4th Street bridge, and more. A tour of Riverbend Park  features the site of the Civilian Conservation Corp. Camp built for workers in 1935 and later housed German Prisoners of War, and more than a mile to the west, the Migrant Labor Camp where 200 cabins housed seasonal workers and their families during harvests from 1941-1961.

For self-guided tours, pick up a Palisade Historic Walking Tour brochure at the  rack outside the Palisade Chamber Office at 311 South Main Street or inside the Palisade Branch Library at 119 West Third Street in Downtown Palisade. 

Downtown Guided Walking Tour Routes













Tour 2 – “An hour with Colonel Bower” Dave Cecuga as early Palisade settler, “Colonel Bower”Blue dotted line  

Tour 3“Town Center”Green dotted line

Tour 4“Fire and Brimstone”Black dotted line

Tour 5 – “Riverbend Park” (not shown on map) follow directional signs on highway 6 and 24 south of Palisade