Bangs Canyon Special Recreation Management Area
Lunch Loops/Mica Mine/Rough Canyon/Billings Canyon Jeep Trail/Ribbon/Little Park
Site Overview: The Bangs Canyon Special Recreation Management Area lies immediately southwest of Grand Junction and encompasses a stunning landscape of high-desert canyons and plateaus overlooking the Grand valley and Grand Mesa. Opportunities exist for a wide range of recreational activities such as hiking, trail running, mountain biking, motorcycling, all-terrain vehicle use and rock crawling. Other opportunities include horseback riding, nature study, hunting and viewing scenery and natural features. Bangs Canyon is a shared, multiple-use recreation area. Respecting other user groups and following the trail designations will enable everyone to enjoy their public lands.
Brochures: Bangs Canyon Brochure
Maps: Third Flats
Lunch Loops Trail System
Directions: From the intersection of First Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction, travel west on Grand Avenue (Highway 340) for approximately one mile and turn left on Monument Road. Turn left again on D Road. D Road becomes Rosevale Road. Turn right onto Little Park Road. Travel approximately three miles on Little Park Road until you reach the Little Park Trailhead. Travel an additional two and half miles to reach the Bangs Canyon Trailhead. Continue an additional one and a half miles to reach the Ribbon Trailhead. Parking is available at all three trailheads. Do not park along Little Park Road or in areas not designated as parking locations.
To the Lunch Loops (Tabeguache Trailhead) from the intersection of First Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction, travel west on Grand Avenue (Highway 340) for approximately one mile and take a left on Monument road. Travel approximately one and a half miles to the Tabeguache Trailhead/Lunch Loops on the left side of Monument Road.