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Grand Junction, home to the Colorado National Monument, has a solid network of trails. The most well-known trails, called the Lunch Loops, are challenging, and endlessly fun.

Grand Junction and Fruita are only a few miles apart, so you don't even have to choose. Make sure to visit the Lunch Loops the next time you come to camp in Fruita. It's worth the detour!

Grand Junction tourism has an extensive website that's helpful for many of the other things you need for your trip when you're not on the bike: visitgrandjunction.com.

Local Info

While Fruita has been working to build a name for itself within the mountain bike community, Grand Junction has been holding its own for a long time.

Outfitters, Tours, & Shuttles

Chasing Epic offers all-inclusive, multi-day guided mountain bike vacations so you can explore all the Fruita and Junction classics. Their trips include lodging, meals, high-end bikes, guides and much more. Check them out chasingepicmtb.com/fruita-g…

Recommended Routes in Grand Junction - 5

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Favorite The downhill segment of the Gunny Loops is one of the best in the Fruita - Grand Junction area.
Difficult

Lunch Loop Trails - Gunny Loop

12.1 mi 19.5 km 1,362' Up 415.11 m Up 1,365' Down 416.15 m Down

Orchard…, CO
Favorite Fun wall ride drop! The gunny lunch loop rocks!! The ups are definitely rewarded with cool downs.
Difficult

Tabeguache Trail

141.2 mi 227.3 km 14,871' Up 4532.78 m Up 15,946' Down 4860.45 m Down

Olathe, CO
Favorite Cracked earth on the Kids Meal trail.  The loop is a great introduction to the Lunch Loops area.
Easy/Intermediate

Kids Meal

1.5 mi 2.5 km 146' Up 44.63 m Up 154' Down 46.86 m Down

Orchard…, CO
Favorite Fun wall ride drop! The gunny lunch loop rocks!! The ups are definitely rewarded with cool downs.
Difficult

Grand Junction Off-Road 40 Grand Course

39.4 mi 63.4 km 5,483' Up 1671.09 m Up 5,482' Down 1671.04 m Down

Grand J…, CO
Favorite Fun wall ride drop! The gunny lunch loop rocks!! The ups are definitely rewarded with cool downs.
Intermediate/Difficult

Grand Junction Off-Road 30 Grand Course

29.7 mi 47.8 km 2,979' Up 908.05 m Up 2,977' Down 907.37 m Down

Grand J…, CO

Grand Junction Biking

  • 227 Miles 365 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 11 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 29 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 11 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Grand Junction - 47

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3.0 mi 4.9 km #1Ribbon Trail
Difficult
Redlands, CO
Difficult
Redlands, CO 73 
2.7 mi 4.3 km #2Holy Cross
Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO
Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO 45 
1.1 mi 1.7 km #3Free Lunch
Very Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO
Very Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO 27 
6.1 mi 9.7 km #4Gunny Loop
Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO
Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO 30 
8.1 mi 13.0 km #5Windmill Trail
Intermediate
Orchard Mesa, CO
Intermediate
Orchard Mesa, CO
0.3 mi 0.5 km #6Pucker Up
Very Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO
Very Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO
1.2 mi 1.9 km #7Pet-e-Kes
Intermediate/Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO 22 
8.6 mi 13.9 km #8Colorado Riverfront Trail: Monument View Section
Easy/Intermediate
Fruita, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Fruita, CO
1.0 mi 1.7 km #9Curt's Lane
Intermediate/Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO 18 
6.7 mi 10.8 km #10Butterknife
Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO
Difficult
Orchard Mesa, CO 25 

Photos of Grand Junction - 109

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The downhill segment of the Gunny Loops is one of the best in the Fruita - Grand Junction area.
Jun 2, 2016 near Orchard…, CO
If you keep right on the ribbon you'll see this drop located on a side trail in the trees
Apr 2, 2018 near Redlands, CO
#followcamfriday on my favorite descent in the Lunch Loops system: Gunny Loop. This trail has everything from butter smooth high speed sections to super technical rocky zones.
Dec 30, 2016 near Orchard…, CO
Gunny Loop is a ripper of a descent!
May 4, 2018 near Orchard…, CO
Big drops with grand views on Free Lunch
Apr 22, 2013 near Orchard…, CO
Fun wall ride drop! The gunny lunch loop rocks!! The ups are definitely rewarded with cool downs.
Apr 13, 2020 near Orchard…, CO
Cracked earth on the Kids Meal trail.  The loop is a great introduction to the Lunch Loops area.
Apr 21, 2013 near Orchard…, CO
Freeriding on Free Lunch Trail for an episode of my series, Trail Boss.
Aug 16, 2017 near Orchard…, CO