Palisade Plunge Early Season Access

The Forest Service is continuing to monitor trail conditions and will open the full Palisade Plunge later this summer. Beginning June 1, the Powderhorn Plunge Shuttle will offer early season service to the lower portion of the Plunge via Land's End Road to the Wild Rose trailhead.

Powderhorn's Shuttle Service for the Palisade Plunge

For riders who want to ride the Palisade Plunge, the Plunge to Powderhorn, and the Bike Park, we offer a shuttle seven days a week with mulitple pickup options to acommodate your trip plans. Please read the options carefully and contact us with any questions!

Bringing your bike? Bike transportation is provided on the shuttle trailer. Need a bike? Many trips allow pickup and dropoff from our Rocky Mountain Cycles rental fleet!
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One Shuttle, Two Amazing Trails

The Palisade Plunge has already become one of the most iconic trails in the country. It's also a trail most suitable for experienced riders ready for technical sections of trail with significant exposure. For those looking for an amazing alternative ride on the Grand Mesa without the exposure of the Palisade Plunge, or just a supplemental ride, The Plunge to Powderhorn trail is highly recomended. The Plunge to Powderhorn makes use of an intermediate section of the Palisade Plunge, existing singletrack on the Grand Mesa, and ends at the base of the Powderhorn Bike Park - 17 miles and 2,500 vertical feet later. Both trails can be accessed by using the Powderhorn Plunge Shuttle. Read more about each trail by choosing a button below.

Shuttle Pricing and Schedule

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Preseason (Availability Begins May 28)

Palisade to Wild Rose$34
Before the full Plunge to Palisade opens, Powderhorn is offering a temparary shuttle route to the Wild Rose picnic area, a short traverse from the plunge.

Palisade Pickup for Wild Rose
Arrive at Wild Rose
8:00AM
9:00AM
   
   

Summer Season (Tentative Availability June 11)

Palisade to Plunge (via Powderhorn)$34
For the full Plunge experience, park your car in Palisade. Our shuttle stops at the Powderhorn base lodge before continuing to Mesa Top Trailhead, where you can ride the plunge back down to Palisade!

Palisade Pickup 8:00AM
Arrive at Powderhorn 8:40AM
Depart PH for Mesa Top Trailhead 9:00AM
Arrive Mesa Top Trailhead 9:15AM
Depart Mesa Top for Shirttail Point 9:30AM
Arrive at Shirttail Point 10:00AM
Powderhorn to Plunge$24
Already on the mountain or just looking to ride the Plunge to Powderhorn? This shuttle picks up from the base lodge and drops off at the Mesa Top Trailhead.

Powderhorn Pickup 11:00AM
Arrive Mesa Top Trailhead 
Depart for Shirttail Point
Arrive Shirttail Point
11:15AM
11:30AM
12:00PM
Palisade to Powderhorn$29
Just need a ride to Powderhorn, or at Powderhorn in need of a ride to town? Two inbound shuttles and one outbound shuttle offered daily.

Palisade Pickup for Powderhorn 
Arrive at Powderhorn
8:00AM
8:40AM
Powderhorn Pickup for Palisade
Arrive in Palisade
3:00PM
3:40PM
Palisade Pickup for Powderhorn 
Arrive at Powderhorn 
5:00PM
5:40PM
PUC Regulation requires posting of this notice in accordance with Shuttle price increases for the Summer 2022 season. Please contact us with any further questions.

Shuttle Pickup Location Map - Town of Palisade

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