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      The Lunch Loops are a stacked singletrack trail system just two miles from downtown Grand Junction. The proximity to town gave the system its name; a trail system you could enjoy on your lunch break. A technical trail system, many riders who come from other areas learn there is another level of riding when exploring these trails. Rocky in nature, the trails cut through the multi-colored desert landscape with frequent step-up and drop moves, steep climbs, and ripping downhills.

      The Lunch Loops feature the first direction downhill trail with "play" features constructed on BLM lands. Free Lunch, designed as an expert trail, has multiple drop sections and a rowdy, technical nature. Other advanced-expert trails in the system include Pucker Up, Holy Cross, Gunny Loop, and Eagle's Wing.

      If you are first exploring the Lunch Loops, consider getting your bearings by riding the classic climbing route, Pet-e-kis up to High Noon, across to Raven's Ridge, down Curt's Down, to Curt's Lane. This is commonly referred to as the Lite Lunch Loop.

      The Lunch Loops are very sensitive to moisture as many of the trails are entirely or have significant sections of expansive soils that become like greased peanut butter when wet, destroying your bike, making your feet each weigh 50 pounds, and hapless riders caught out on wet trails often return covered head to toe in thick, grey mud. Not to mention the damage it does to trails, it will quickly destroy your drivetrain, all your bearings, and invade seals. DO NOT RIDE THE LUNCH LOOPS WHEN IT IS WET
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Regional Recreation Area
      Land Manager: Grand Junction Field Office of the BLM
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      Access Info:
      There are several trailheads that serve the Lunch Loops. The main Lunch Loops Trailhead is accessed off of Monument Road. Parking at the TH can be full almost any day of the year so riding up the new, paved Monument Connector Bike Path from the River Front Trail which connects the entire valley is a great way to warm up and avoid the parking.
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      68
      Trails Mountain Bike
      62
      Trails Hike
      66
      Trails Trail Running
      66
      Total Distance
      53 miles
      Total Descent
      11,411 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,098 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,702 ft
      Reports
      793
      Photos
      343
      Ridden Counter
      30,214

      Photos of Lunch Loops Mountain Bike

      trail: Gunnector
      10 |
      Apr 28, 2021 @ 12:48pm
      Apr 28, 2021
      trail: The Ribbon
      28 |
      Apr 24, 2021 @ 11:10pm
      Apr 24, 2021
      trail: The Ribbon
      20 |
      Apr 24, 2021 @ 11:10pm
      Apr 24, 2021
      trail: Free Lunch
      611 |
      Jun 6, 2017 @ 3:37pm
      Jun 6, 2017
      trail: Andys Loop
      426 |
      Apr 15, 2015 @ 6:18pm
      Apr 15, 2015
      trail: Andys Loop
      279 |
      Dec 6, 2014 @ 11:32am
      Dec 6, 2014
      trail: Holy Cross
      436 |
      Nov 18, 2011 @ 8:23pm
      Nov 18, 2011
      trail: Holy Cross
      199 |
      Oct 28, 2010 @ 8:12am
      Oct 28, 2010

      Videos of Lunch Loops Mountain Bike

      Lunch Loops, or Lunch Oops?
      93 | Apr 14, 2021
      Trying a feature 1 too many times!
      trail: Holy Cross
      63 | Jan 22, 2021
      Pucker Up!
      trail: Pucker Up
      55 | Nov 21, 2020
      Free lunch fail
      trail: Free Lunch
      0:32 | 195 | Jan 5, 2020
      The Ribbon Trail in Grand Junction, CO
      trail: The Ribbon
      10:52 | 57 | Dec 19, 2019
      Ripping the MRP Ribbon
      trail: Pucker Up
      1:55 | 125 | Jul 24, 2019
      Cheers to the Dads / Happy Father's Day from MRP
      trail: Gunny Loop
      2:40 | 1610 | Jun 13, 2019
      Course Preview: Grand Junction Off-Road
      trail: Gunny Loop
      3:33 | 1920 | May 8, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2329280andrewtatwishlisttrailThe Ribbon
      May 13, 2021 @ 10:34am
      4 hours
      user #1195045jeb41wishlisttrailPucker Up and 1 more
      May 13, 2021 @ 8:08am
      6 hours
      user #2224827AndymagelkyriddentrailMiramonte Rim Loop
      May 12, 2021 @ 8:28pm
      18 hours
      user #1690956CbakecommenttrailAndys Loop
      May 11, 2021 @ 7:35pm
      2 days
      user #2224827AndymagelkyriddentrailPucker Up
      May 10, 2021 @ 9:07pm
      3 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1690956CbaketrailAndys LoopGreat trail! Was surprised at how fun and...
      May 11, 2021 @ 7:35pm
      2 days
      user #540664boomshakkalaggatrailThe RibbonBring a friend. Ideally they know where to go,...
      May 8, 2021 @ 6:46pm
      May 8, 2021
      user #1058741jmahlertrailPucker UpPucker indeed! Some hairy (but fun) features.
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 5:50pm
      Apr 5, 2021
      user #2297692CadenHinshawtrailMotoThis trail is faaast. Have fun and send that...
      Mar 30, 2021 @ 11:03pm
      Mar 30, 2021
      user #1368617NevergnureportHop Skip And JumpE see ze ????????❤️????
      Mar 22, 2021 @ 11:19am
      Mar 22, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Third Flats 1 15 42.2 km
      Redlands 19 13 12.7 km
      Gunnison River Bluffs 3 16.4 km
      McInnis Canyon National Conservation Area13.6 km
      Palisade Rim 1 6 115 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike6244 miles9,623 ft21 miles2,057 ft
      #64#24349787914,901
      Hike6653 miles11,214 ft23 miles2,096 ft
      #46#23785344
      Trail Running6653 miles11,214 ft23 miles2,096 ft
      #46#23785382
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