Ribbon Trailhead

Very Difficult

NOTE: The level of difficulty for this trail depends on which direction you ride it.  Starting at the Ribbon Trailhead off Little Park Rd. and taking the trail to Andy's Loop is the easier route, as you will begin at an elevation around 6600' and descend to 5100'.  For a more strenuous ride, start where the trail intersects with Andy's Loop and ride SW towards the trailhead, an overall elevation gain of roughly 1500 feet over 3 miles.

Brochure: Bangs Canyon Brochure

Map: Ribbon Trailhead

Site Overview:  The Ribbon Trailhead provides access to the top end of the Ribbon Trail which snakes its way down massive slickrock slabs, past towering Ponderosa pines, and along a narrow ribbon of slickrock sloping toward the canyons below. Sweeping vistas of the Grand Mesa, Grand Valley, and Little Bookcliffs are another highlight of this trail.

Season Dates: March - November

Fees: None

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 10 miles to Ribbon Trailhead on the right.

Contact Information: Grand Junction Field Office 970-244-3000


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Additional Recreation Opportunities in Bangs Canyon:

Lunch Loops    (Tabeguache Trailhead)                                            Mountain BikingHiking 

Little Park Trailhead                                                                          Mountain BikingHiking 

Bangs Canyon Trailhead      (Mica Mine/Rough Canyon/Billings)       Mountain BikingHikingHorseback RidingATVJeepMotorbike



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