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Lunch Loop (aka Tabeguache) is located in Grand Junction off Monument Road and Little Park Road. This trail system consists primarily of trails rated “more difficult” to “very difficult” and also offers two trails, Free Lunch and Pucker-Up, designated for downhill mountain biking only (one-way, no hiking). However, there are several new trails for the intermediate and beginner rider as well including Kids Meal and Holy Bucket. The majority of trails are accessed from the main parking lot on Monument Road. Butterknife and Gunny Loop are accessed off Little Park Road. Tails are open to mountain biking and hiking only, and receive high use from both mountain bikers and trail runners. Dogs are a frequent occurrence in the area. [Getting Here]
Lunch Loop Bike Park: Located next to Lunch Loop main parking lot. Visit the Facebook Page!
Pinyon Mesa High country riding area within 45 minute drive from Grand Junction (via Little Park Road or East Colorado National Monument) or Fruita (via West CMN) with three main trails, Turkey Flats, Haypress and Black Pine. [Getting Here]
Grand Mesa National Forest and North Uncompahgre Plateau are both within an hour drive of Grand Junction and have a variety of options for high country riding. Three popular trails on the Grand Mesa include West Bench (#501), Mesa Top (#714) and Flowing Park (#715). [Getting Here] Powderhorn Mountain Resort now has downhill bike park with lift access to two trails. More are scheduled to be built by 2017. Popular trails on the Uncompahgre include Smith Point Trail (#636), Blue Creek (#620), Little Creek (#655), and Corral Fork (#652). Obtain a GMUG National Forest map or see Map link in sidebar to right. Local Western Slope resident, Bill Harris, published Bicycling the Uncompahgre Plateau, which is available on Amazon. [Getting Here]
For list of map resources, click on the Map link in the sidebar to the right.