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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
      Little Park google parking directions
      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, 2022
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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
      11,013 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,098 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,702 ft
      Reports
      940
      Photos
      389
      Ridden Counter
      41,626

      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: Free Lunch
      11 |
      Jul 18, 2022 @ 8:41pm
      Jul 18, 2022
      trail: Holy Cross
      14 |
      Jul 18, 2022 @ 8:40pm
      Jul 18, 2022
      trail: Holy Cross
      67 |
      Jul 15, 2021 @ 9:22pm
      Jul 15, 2021
      trail: Free Lunch
      835 |
      Jun 6, 2017 @ 3:37pm
      Jun 6, 2017
      trail: Andys Loop
      516 |
      Apr 15, 2015 @ 6:18pm
      Apr 15, 2015
      trail: Andys Loop
      347 |
      Dec 6, 2014 @ 11:32am
      Dec 6, 2014
      trail: Holy Cross
      552 |
      Nov 18, 2011 @ 8:23pm
      Nov 18, 2011
      trail: Holy Cross
      252 |
      Oct 28, 2010 @ 8:12am
      Oct 28, 2010

      Videos of Lunch Loops Mountain Bike

      Lunch Loops, or Lunch Oops?
      186 | Apr 14, 2021
      Trying a feature 1 too many times!
      trail: Holy Cross
      125 | Jan 22, 2021
      Pucker Up!
      trail: Pucker Up
      123 | Nov 21, 2020
      Free lunch fail
      trail: Free Lunch
      0:32 | 252 | Jan 5, 2020
      The Ribbon Trail in Grand Junction, CO
      trail: The Ribbon
      10:52 | 89 | Dec 19, 2019
      Ripping the MRP Ribbon
      trail: Pucker Up
      1:55 | 155 | Jul 24, 2019
      Cheers to the Dads / Happy Father's Day from MRP
      trail: Gunny Loop
      2:40 | 1625 | Jun 13, 2019
      Course Preview: Grand Junction Off-Road
      trail: Gunny Loop
      3:33 | 1944 | May 8, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Tabeguache
      Jul 5, 2022 @ 8:58am
      Jul 5, 2022
      DryE-Bike Climbing upjavadown1969
      Gunny Loop
      Jul 5, 2022 @ 8:58am
      Jul 5, 2022
      IdealE-Bike Recent rain made it perfectjavadown1969
      Bunker
      Jul 5, 2022 @ 8:58am
      Jul 5, 2022
      IdealE-Bike Tackyjavadown1969
      Miramonte Conn
      Jul 5, 2022 @ 8:58am
      Jul 5, 2022
      DryE-Bike Not badjavadown1969
      Leftover Lane
      Jul 5, 2022 @ 8:58am
      Jul 5, 2022
      IdealE-Bike Again, recent rainjavadown1969
      Time Machine
      Jul 5, 2022 @ 8:58am
      Jul 5, 2022
      IdealE-Bike Fun short trailjavadown1969
      Curt's Up
      Jul 5, 2022 @ 8:58am
      Jul 5, 2022
      DryE-Bike javadown1969
      Curts Lane (S)
      Jul 5, 2022 @ 8:58am
      Jul 5, 2022
      IdealE-Bike javadown1969
      Bentonite
      Jul 5, 2022 @ 8:58am
      Jul 5, 2022
      IdealE-Bike Fast and loosejavadown1969
      Holy Cross
      Jul 3, 2022 @ 1:28pm
      Jul 3, 2022
      Dryertoo

      Activity Feed

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      user #1299726captderwouldwishlistrouteRoam Fest Fruita LL Kids Meal
      Aug 10, 2022 @ 7:30am
      1 day
      user #2858247csheridanwishlisttrailCurts Lane
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 8:07pm
      3 days
      user #2609535Boxxco24wishlisttrailTabeguache and 3 more
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 10:26am
      Aug 8, 2022
      user #1062758mmskiswishlisttrailGunny Loop (East)
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 12:27pm
      Aug 6, 2022
      user #3095145PedalStrikerwishlistregionLunch Loops
      Aug 4, 2022 @ 3:11pm
      Aug 4, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #1738388SamcmillytrailHoly CrossFun downhill with some...
      May 31, 2022 @ 8:59pm
      May 31, 2022
      user #1836376RosenboreportMiramonte Rim Loop8
      May 11, 2022 @ 8:12am
      May 11, 2022
      user #338726moonrakertrailMiramonte Rim LoopGreat trail best ridden clockwise, all the...
      Dec 18, 2021 @ 3:09pm
      Dec 18, 2021
      user #338726moonrakertrailHoly CrossMy favorite trail in the lunch loops. It’s...
      Nov 5, 2021 @ 6:09pm
      Nov 5, 2021
      user #1511663robertelliswtrailEagle’s TailThe technical sections at the top are ready to...
      Oct 25, 2021 @ 4:18am
      Oct 25, 2021

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      Third Flats 2 18 42.2 km
      Redlands 19 13 12.7 km
      Gunnison River Bluffs 3 16.4 km
      McInnis Canyon National Conservation Area13.6 km
      Grand Mesa 2 5 115 km

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      Oct 20, 2021
      Colorado's 5 Most Popular Trail Networks According to Trailforks Data Colorado's 5 Most Popular Trail Networks According to Trailforks Data
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      Mar 4, 2020
      Video: Dust and Snow on Classic Colorado Trails Video: Dust and Snow on Classic Colorado Trails
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike6244 miles9,226 ft21 miles2,051 ft
      #69#283899341321,771
      Hike6653 miles10,833 ft23 miles2,096 ft
      #48#24932599
      Trail Running6653 miles10,833 ft23 miles2,096 ft
      #47#23932789
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