3 miles
1,004 ft
-600 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Andys Loop Trail
  • BLM
    Land Manager

Andys Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Lunch Loops
    Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Global Ranking
    #32245 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking

Andy's loop is technical, with steep climbing either way you ride it. It is not popular, and thus not busy, but also not well-maintained. It's bordering on backcountry. It feels long, some of it is new and very sandy. It is a challenge not to be taken too lightly. BUT... it offers a variety of terrain that no other Lunch Loop trail can, and views that rival any others.

Andy's is typically ridden from South to North, or from the access at the end of the Ribbon or Little Park Road. From that point the trail descends into a valley via hard-packed bentonite soil- fast. The trail continues along the bottom of the valley for a short ways before climbing- with two options. The far right trail climbs steeply up the valley wall, and is narrow and sketchy, before it connects to the newer section of trail (currently marked with red flags). The left fork (where the trail sign is) indicates a short hike-a-bike up to where it meets up with the valley-wall trail.

After the long, rigorous and potentially terrifying climb check out the views! The descent is also fast, but mostly flowing on hard-packed dirt without forced technical sections. After the joy of flowing among the sagebrush, the trail begins to climb again through a section of rough, and at times quite steep, trail littered with lava stones, which eventually give way to the typical sandy terrain before a short and steep ascent to Eagle Tail.

Though Andy's is not for the faint hearted, remember, \"Adventure is out there!\"

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More Stats for Andys Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    405 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,859 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,449 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,002 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,407 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    997 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Oct 9, 2017
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to andys-loop trailhead (39.040053, -108.614852)
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Andys Loop Trail Reports

Oct 9, 2017 @ 7:57am
Oct 9, 2017
Aug 20, 2016 @ 9:18pm
Aug 20, 2016
Muddy in the lower washes. Could be bad in the Canyon
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Nov 21, 2016 @ 11:24am
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Andys Loop, Grand Junction
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Nov 21, 2016 @ 11:23am
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Andys Loop, Grand Junction
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Apr 15, 2015 @ 6:18pm
Apr 15, 2015
Andys Loop, Tucson
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Dec 6, 2014 @ 11:32am
Dec 6, 2014
Andys Loop, Grand Junction

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16:39 | 108 | Jan 22, 2018 , Grand Junction

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