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blueBlack Andy's Loop Trail

Trail

2.9 mile 4.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 332' 101 m
Descent: -754' -230 m
High: 5,438' 1,657 m
Low: 4,866' 1,483 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Trail shared by Dave Grossman

A trail that offers everything. Technical descents, scary edges, burning climbs, and a unique landscape.

Dave Grossman

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Non-motorized singletrack.

Description

Although not a loop itself, it is usually ridden by looping through the Lunch Loops and is referred to as a Andy's Loop. Andy's has been rerouted and changed over the years, but remains an incredible trail experience. With a steep descent into No Thoroughfare Canyon, the trail winds through a spectrum of soil colors and types and offers incredible technical challenges and easy bypasses.

The climb out of No Thoroughfare has been rerouted (Dec 2012) and is now a rideable climb although it does feature an exposed fall section that riders should approach with caution. After the climb, the ride down is so fun your face will hurt. And your legs will hurt on the climb up the switchbacks to the intersection with Eagle's Tail. It is worth it, though. Andy's is amazing!

Andy's Loop was featured in the Grand Junction Off-Road event for the first four years.

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May 20, 2019
Patrick Burns
The climb out of the creek bed is freaking awesome. Totally manageable but insanely steep.
May 4, 2019
Arius Arius
Fun way to finish the ribbon trail.
Apr 28, 2019
Katie Purdy
Oct 17, 2018
Hiram Ramos
May 8, 2018
Adam Mattessich
some high exposure but nothing too technically difficult
Apr 20, 2018
Jayson Raphael
Oct 26, 2017
Ed Pfromer
love this trail!
Oct 22, 2017
Paul Billings

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 16 votes

#7

in Lunch Loops

#5813

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#7

in Lunch Loops

#548

in Colorado

#5,813

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