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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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      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 5, 2024
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      70
      Trails Mountain Bike
      64
      Trails Hike
      68
      Trails Trail Running
      68
      Total Distance
      55 miles
      Total Descent
      11,045 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,140 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,702 ft
      Reports
      981
      Photos
      288
      Ridden Counter
      59,739

      Outside Logo Articles

      Colorado's 5 Most Popular Trail Networks According to Trailforks Data
      Oct 20, 2021 from pinkbike.com
      Colorado is the eighth most expansive of the 50 states by area and is home to 53 different mountain peaks in excess of 14,000 feet above sea level.

      Photos of Lunch Loops Mountain Bike

      trail: Coyote Ridge
      1 |
      Jun 30, 2024 @ 10:00am
      Jun 30, 2024
      trail: Moto
      2 |
      May 27, 2024 @ 5:58pm
      May 27, 2024
      trail: Free Lunch
      32 |
      Oct 29, 2023 @ 7:22pm
      Oct 29, 2023
      trail: Free Lunch
      1,227 |
      Jun 6, 2017 @ 3:37pm
      Jun 6, 2017
      trail: Andys Loop
      691 |
      Apr 15, 2015 @ 6:18pm
      Apr 15, 2015
      trail: Andys Loop
      486 |
      Dec 6, 2014 @ 11:32am
      Dec 6, 2014
      trail: Holy Cross
      786 |
      Nov 18, 2011 @ 8:23pm
      Nov 18, 2011
      trail: Holy Cross
      364 |
      Oct 28, 2010 @ 8:12am
      Oct 28, 2010

      Videos of Lunch Loops Mountain Bike

      trail: Free Lunch
      65 | Nov 27, 2022
      Lunch Loops, or Lunch Oops?
      292 | Apr 14, 2021
      Trying a feature 1 too many times!
      trail: Holy Cross
      172 | Jan 22, 2021
      Pucker Up!
      trail: Pucker Up
      193 | Nov 21, 2020
      Free lunch fail
      trail: Free Lunch
      0:32 | 287 | Jan 5, 2020
      The Ribbon Trail in Grand Junction, CO
      trail: The Ribbon
      10:52 | 127 | Dec 19, 2019
      Ripping the MRP Ribbon
      trail: Pucker Up
      1:55 | 174 | Jul 24, 2019
      Cheers to the Dads / Happy Father's Day from MRP
      trail: Gunny Loop
      2:40 | 1641 | Jun 13, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

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      High Noon
      Jul 5, 2024 @ 9:40am
      Jul 5, 2024
      Very DryE-Bike championp
      Raven Ridge
      Jul 5, 2024 @ 9:40am
      Jul 5, 2024
      Very DryE-Bike championp
      Curts Lane (S)
      Jul 5, 2024 @ 9:40am
      Jul 5, 2024
      Very DryE-Bike championp
      Curt's Up
      Jul 5, 2024 @ 9:40am
      Jul 5, 2024
      Very DryE-Bike championp
      Curts Lane
      Jul 5, 2024 @ 9:40am
      Jul 5, 2024
      Very DryE-Bike championp
      Eagle’s Tail
      Jul 5, 2024 @ 9:40am
      Jul 5, 2024
      Very DryE-Bike championp
      Eagle's Wing
      Jul 5, 2024 @ 9:40am
      Jul 5, 2024
      Very DryE-Bike Hot and dry as expected in Julychampionp
      Eagle Wing
      Jul 5, 2024 @ 9:40am
      Jul 5, 2024
      Very DryE-Bike Hot and dry as expected in Julychampionp
      Tabeguache
      Jul 5, 2024 @ 9:40am
      Jul 5, 2024
      Very DryE-Bike Hot and dry as is expected in July.championp
      Pet E Kes
      Jun 27, 2024 @ 10:32am
      Jun 27, 2024
      IdealTrail Running chickpeas

      Activity Feed

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      rustiegrizwoldwishlistrouteactivity #55647139
      Jul 14, 2024 @ 5:32pm
      1 day
      gunbirkwishlistrouteactivity #55621192
      Jul 14, 2024 @ 5:36am
      2 days
      gunbirkwishlistregionactivity #55621061
      Jul 14, 2024 @ 5:33am
      2 days
      grubetownwishlistrouteactivity #55586969
      Jul 13, 2024 @ 4:12pm
      2 days
      stephencurry76wishlistregionactivity #55542022
      Jul 12, 2024 @ 4:37pm
      Jul 12, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      kraegmtrailTabeguacheI’m really confused by this trail. I was...
      Jun 6, 2024 @ 12:22pm
      Jun 6, 2024
      JaxgallytrailThe RibbonI was visiting with my partner from British...
      May 4, 2024 @ 11:09am
      May 4, 2024
      rageifytrailEagle WingNo reason why this is black. It's easier than...
      Oct 4, 2023 @ 5:42pm
      Oct 4, 2023
      BasweeptrailTabeguacheGood alternative to pedekis climbing route to...
      Sep 30, 2023 @ 10:20am
      Sep 30, 2023
      LeddpeddaltrailAli Alley. N. B B. B B. B
      Sep 16, 2023 @ 8:33am
      Sep 16, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Third Flats 3 17 42.2 km
      Redlands 26 14 12.7 km
      Bangs Canyon6 km
      Gunnison River Bluffs 3 16.4 km
      McInnis Canyon National Conservation Area13.6 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike6446 miles9,259 ft19 miles2,090 ft
      #65#292889771733,754
      Hike6854 miles10,866 ft22 miles2,139 ft
      #44#249751,335
      Trail Running6854 miles10,866 ft22 miles2,139 ft
      #42#229751,333
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