Lunch Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Andy's Trail

Grand Junction

Uncompahgre Plateau, Colorado

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Lunch Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Andy's Trail

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  • If you come in from Little Park Road, this is the trail into the canyon.- Lunch Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Andy's Trail
  • This trail alternates between rock and smooth terrain before your climb up.- Lunch Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Andy's Trail
  • Grand views inside the canyon.- Lunch Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Andy's Trail
  • Riding Andy's Trail in the Lunch Loops.- Lunch Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Andy's Trail
  • Parts of the trail are full of rock and sand.- Lunch Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Andy's Trail
  • The name of the game is to climb.- Lunch Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Andy's Trail
  • Towering rock walls surround you.- Lunch Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Andy's Trail
  • Sheer rock cliffs slip down to the canyon below.- Lunch Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Andy's Trail
  • The views here are amazing.- Lunch Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Andy's Trail
  • After tackling the climb there is a ton of flowy riding.- Lunch Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Andy's Trail
  • Riding Andy's Trail in the Lunch Loops.- Lunch Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Andy's Trail
  • Great views of Grand Junction from the end of Andy's Trail.- Lunch Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Andy's Trail
  • Riders buzz through the sun-baked landscape.- Lunch Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Andy's Trail
  • You can ride this either way for an awesome downhill.- Lunch Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Andy's Trail
  • Rolling trails near the end of Andy's Loop.- Lunch Loops Mountain Bike Trails: Andy's Trail
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Pros: 
One of the most technical and rewarding trails at the Lunch Loops.
Cons: 
More remote than other trails.
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Region:
Uncompahgre Plateau, CO
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
339.00 ft (103.33 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for: 
Biking
Trail difficulty: 
Black diamond
Total Distance: 
2.49 mi (4.01 km)
Trail type: 
Shuttle
Trailhead Elevation: 
5,194.00 ft (1,583.13 m)
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Andy's Trail at the Lunch Loops Mountain Biking Trails in Grand Junction has been a constantly evolving project through the years. This most recent incarnation is a very challenging route that cuts along the rubble strewn hillsides and canyon valleys for miles. If you've been to the Colorado National Monument you will be familiar with the landscape and the difficulties in tackling it; after riding here you can understand why it has a black diamond rating. This singletrack is also one of the premier features of the newly created Grand Junction Off-Road Epic. The event is a 15- to 40-mile epic bike race though the world class Lunch Loops trail system culminating in a three day festival and over $30,000 of cash prizes.

This trail can be ridden either way, making it challenging downhill or a grueling uphill filled with technical moves. The route described here can be ridden from Little Park Road or as a continuation of the Ribbon Trail. In the beginning you'll have to negotiate through a very sandy and rocky wash that may be impassable or dangerous with rain. The next part is a technical wonder of rock crawling out of the canyon spread out over several miles, followed by fast sections of singletrack. This trail is one of the best examples how technically challenging the terrain can be here in Grand Junction. If you are looking for something a little less intense, you'll have a great time on Curt's Lane + Miramonte Rim Loop.

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