Explore the best trails near Grand Junction with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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.
Thought I would be doing a quick drive-through, ended up staying for 6 hours. Really beautiful, absolutely recommended. Permit was $10 at the gate (and good for a week if you wanted to stay longer). I did the serpent's trail off the road which has some really awesome views as well.
From the Pollock Bench TH ; my track recording came out at 13.8 miles, I went up through the last arch on the trail to reach another short connector trail, to make a loop of the end instead of backtracking 2.2 miles, it is less than a mile back to the main trail. Took me less than 6 hours total to complete the entire trail (breaks included). Loved every part of it and the abundant wildlife was phenomenal. Did not see or hear another person today, very peaceful. Trail is a bit tough to follow but as long as you follow the cairns you will make out fine. The sandy soil, no shade, and searching for the correct way is what made it difficult for me in my opinion, drained a lot of energy. Overall absolutely fantastic gem of a hike with no fee, public land, go use it!!!
Nancy D. on Tabuache Trail
I'm an intermediate mountain rider and the trail was well rated (hard); I walked more than I rode because it was very technical... But the view is so nice.
Christina L. on Tabuache Trail
Super fun! Run this almost everyday ! Make sure you get there early , it does tend to get pretty hot around 8ish 9ish . There are also many trails to hike on ! So you're not just stuck with one. Have fun!