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|CO - TABEGUACHE (LUNCH LOOPS) - Holy Cross - Andy's loop, gunny loop, miramonte, Lemon Squeezer, Pete-e-kes Kurt's Lane - (Lunch Loops) Grand Junction. Mountain Bike Trail Review with Map and Pictures - Thanks El Crapitano!!|
2012: Just one day to ride Grand Junction area with a bum knee
so we decided to check out the ribbon via grass roots shuttle. Good
Call! I guess they typically run the shuttles on Saturday only, or by
request if you have enough people. The ribbon was pretty cool, but I
can't say I would be happy if I pedaled for it. Its mainly a HUUUUGE
slab of rock, that is very Flat, at the top. One interesting section
with colorful rocks and technical lines, then a mix of trail and rock all
the way down with great views. Some fun stuff, but a little disjointed
with some hike a bike. Just didnt get my mojo going, not really any
drops or obstacles to speak of. We took Gunny the rest of the way and
that was really good! Nice technical singletrack, stellar views, and
mainly downhill, great use of vertical! Just one hike a bike near the
end. Gunny is good fun, but its still no holy cross (my favorite trail
Directions - From GJ, head toward monument by crossing river, then take immediate left following signs for monument, travel up hill and look for very easy to see parking lot on your left.
Description - You just cant seem to go wrong riding the lunch loops in grand junction. Pretty heavily traveled trails that are all very well built and suited for mountain bike mayhem. You will need some legs here, because what comes down, must first come up. First day we rode From the parking area to Pete-e-kes to eagles tail, to eagles wing to andes to eagles to Holy cross and home on kurts. Pet-e-kes was a perfect fun climb, eagles tail and wing had some nice tech moves mixed in.. Andy's was pretty tame but sweet singletrack, that had a pretty healthy climb.. At the end there is a line you can ride through a cave.. End of andy's did have a bit o hike a bike to get back to the road. Eagles had some stellar views and awesome fun flowy technical trail with a couple killer sections (crash test rated).. Drop to rock skinny was my favorite, even though I flatted. Holy cross is a must do trail.. It just plain rocks and will fill your adrenaline tank, even if your on empty. Super Super fun moves, very techy to very flowy. Lots of fun stuff ON and OFF the trail as you wind through boulders & trees. Some drops, some rollers even an FWO iffin your lookin.
Second trip we climbed eagles to lemon squeezer to miramonte'.. Eagles climb was a biatch, some hike a bike, mandatory for humans.. Lemon squeezer had some great lines, couple nice 2 footers, techy rock area, some boulder fun.. Not as good as holy cross but a great down for variety. Miramonte was pretty sleezy, but all great singletrack, with some very cool collared lizards cheering you on..
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