The Ribbon Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Junction, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
After exploring much of bangs canyon this year, Ribbon trail has come to be my favorite.
You have to start at the small turn off to the right before coming to little park. There are massive caves from washed benonite, and a nice climb down a small rock face before connecting with Andy's loop.
The massive sandstone rock tops towards the end of the hike are a bear, and great exercise.
*If you're coming from the TH, if you get slightly off track you may end up on Old Gordan Trail.
One of our favorite trails. Start at the top and have someone pick you up at the bottom. This is for hiking and mountain biking not road biking. Most of the trail is sandstone and is hit in the summer. Best in the spring when there is a chance of runoff. It is 2.5 miles one way and if you start at the top it will be almost entirely uphill in the way back.