Local Businesses Anticipate Busy 4th of July

By: Stephanie Collins Email
By: Stephanie Collins Email

According to AAA, Colorado could be one of the few hot places in the country for summer tourism.

AAA released a report that says the Rocky Mountain region may be the only plaice to see positive travel numbers this 4th of July.

That’s good news for Shelly Baier, the co-owner of Rimrock Adventures in Fruita, who says so far this summer they have been dead but they're hoping for a busy holiday weekend, “We've been really slow but the past week things have really picked up quite a bit.”

The mild early summer weather is already making business boom for over the Edge Bike Shop in Fruita, “The weather has been so nice we have definitely seen more traffic than previous years,” says store manager Noah Sears.

Although business is up for the shop, they still have quite a few bikes available for visitors, “We rent a lot of bikes, we have about 40 bikes available,” says Sears.

AAA says people in mountain states, which account for more than two million Americans, plan to take a trip of 50 or more miles away from home over the 4th of July this year. That's up one point two percent from last year.

It's an increase Baier is looking forward to, “We definitely are down from last year but we're hoping it picks up and gets to a level that works for us.”

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