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Bangs Canyon SRMA

Bangs Canyon Special Recreation Management Area

Lunch Loops/Mica Mine/Rough Canyon/Billings Canyon Jeep Trail/Ribbon/Little Park

Season Dates: Year-round

Fees: None

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.

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

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Bangs Canyon

Recreation Opportunities in Bangs Canyon SRMA

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

Little Park Trailhead                                                                           Mountain BikingHiking

Lunch Loops   (Tabeguache Trailhead)                                              Mountain BikingHiking

Ribbon Trailhead                                                                                Mountain BikingHiking

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The following groups are instrumental in providing partnerships with the BLM, spending countless hours to help improve your public lands!  Please visit their sites to learn more about these organizations and ways to get involved. 

Grand Mesa Jeep Club