Bangs Canyon Trailhead

Bangs Canyon Trailhead

Mica Mine/Rough Canyon/Billings Canyon Jeep Trail

Site Overview: The Bangs Canyon Trailhead lies at the heart of the Bangs Canyon Special Recreation Management Area and provides access to several different trails and recreation opportunities. These include: hiking and rock climbing in Rough Canyon and Ladder Canyon – home to an historic mica and quartz mine, OHV and mountain bike opportunities on the Tabeguache Trail, the Third Flats ATV trail system, and rock crawling on the Billings Canyon Jeep Trail.

Brochure: Bangs Canyon Brochure

Map: Bangs Canyon Trailhead/Third Flats

Season Dates: Year-round

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 five and a half miles on Little Park Road until you reach Bangs Canyon Trailhead on the left side of the road.

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

NOTE:  Rock art panels can be found in Rough Canyon.  These are very important cultural resources, so please be respectful and report any vandalism to the Grand Junction Field Office (970-244-3111).  Reports to the BLM will remain anonymous.



HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding


Rock Climbing, Rock Crawling


Vault ToiletsInformation Kiosk

OHV loading/unloading ramp

Billings Canyon Jeep Trail

Additional Recreation Opportunities in Bangs Canyon:Bangs Canyon

Little Park Trailhead                                                      Mountain Biking Hiking

Ribbon Trailhead                                                           Mountain Biking Hiking

Lunch Loops   (Tabeguache Trailhead)                         Mountain Biking Hiking



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