Explore the most popular forest trails near Grand Junction with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Enjoyable trail system

hiking
4 months ago

We went on a 50 degree day in December. Lots of people, mostly bikers. Lots of dogs ran free, which we didn't have a problem with. Great for kids who like to climb around and bikers.

hiking
7 months ago

beautiful drive, started at Grand Junction, ended in Fruit, glad we went this direction as the scene just got better!! we hiked a few of the small trails, be sure to check the trail head signs to see just how far out the viewpoint goes!!

mountain biking
7 months ago

Take a right up the gravel road right past mile marker 12. Lots of variety, great spot to mountain bike :)

scenic driving
10 months ago

Beautiful drive atop and alongside the amazing formations of Colorado National Monument.

mountain biking
10 months ago

It was fun for the first 3 miles then turned into living hell!! Flipped off a 5ft drop that was killer but I will not be returning! It is far from moderate, it's seriously extra hard as F*ck and is not for beginners. You should have a car parked at the end of the trail and one at the top of the trail because riding back is not the best. There is a cave if you make it to the top of the second mountain. Bring lots of water. You'll leave this trail with bruises and scrapes and maybe a bent wheel rim on your bike.

scenic driving
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Pretty views and trails off this road are beautiful!

fun for bikers and runners tad boring for hiking

hiking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Beautiful views! Love this trail! My lil' dog loved it too. Just make sure your dog is on a leash, there are a lot of places where your dog can run off the cliff. This place is a hidden gem. Never new this place existed if not for this app.

hiking
Thursday, October 20, 2016

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.

10/10

scenic driving
Thursday, September 08, 2016

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.

hiking
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Did this hike over Memorial Day 2016. Great trail, well marked, remember to take the dirt road just before the mile marker/address. Very dog friendly, watch for the coyotes. Recommend the full 4.7 miles.

scenic driving
Sunday, April 10, 2016

This drive through the Colorado National Monument is a for fee access. Extremely scenic with tremendous hiking opportunities and camping. Many scenic overlooks if your time and health does not allow hiking.

scenic driving
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Amazing. I went back for more. Incredible views with some options for stopping off for pictures.

scenic driving
Monday, March 18, 2013

High above Grand Junction sits the Colorado National Monument. The drive along the rim offers great views of Grand Junction and the Colorado River.

on The Ribbon Trail

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2011

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.

scenic driving
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Nice Drive... Great Views... No 4x4 needed...

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