Lunch Loops

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40.0
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Singletrack
↑ 87,700 ft
↓ 104,700 ft

Network
1:58
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Trail Description
About this trail
Great network of singletrack, technical, ledge/bench, downhill singletrack with a playground too. Includes Widowmaker Hill, Andy's Loop, Eagle Trail, Eagle View, Ribbon Trail, Tabeguche Trail, etc. This is a great network in the Grand Jct. area.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (7)
System Trails (7)
Pet - A - Kes
Holy Cross
The Ribbon
Gunny Loop
Yes N DeeDee
Lunch Line
Free Lunch
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Reviews (28)
 

Granny Gear

July 25, 2018
tklepp Granny Gear  
 
Review: Dont go to far my first time/trip. Had my heart pumping and sweat dripping. Great views and worth exploring more

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World Champ


August 29, 2017
 
Review: The Lunch Loops, sometimes known as the Tabeguache Trail Network, is technical - don't expect flow or relaxing back-country riding. It's rock-strewn - solid, chunky rocks that form steps, drops, squeezes, and more. They'll attack your chain wheel and pedals or just throw you off the mountain side if you don't pay attention. You need good balance to enjoy the Lunch Loops and if you have it you'll love these intense trails. There are steep sections and very steep sections. And actually, there are a few places where you can get up just a bit of speed. Most people use the Monument Road trail-head and head south and up, for example, Tabeguache, Eagles, Pet-e-Kes, High Noon, Prenup and Gunny Loop which will run you over the top and down the other side. From there you could head back to the trailhead on Holy Bucket, Coyote Ridge, Raven Ridge, and Curts Lane. I mention those trails as examples; there are dozens of others and the area is extensive. To enjoy the Lunch Loops you probably need a plan and a map, and you'll probably need to come back a few times if you can't find a local to ride with. By the way the Gunny Loop is not a loop. It starts by climbing about 300 feet to the highest part of the network and then descends about 800 feet and is intensively technical but not nasty or extreme. It's one of the best mountain bike trails on the planet.

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Granny Gear

June 2, 2017
 
Review: Many different ways to go from the parking lot. Tabaguache is the double track road up. Stay on that to get to the top of Lemon Squeezer. Bring ALL your armour to do Pucker up. Holy Cross or L/S, to the parking lot. Fr a "longer" ride: "Tab" up to Eagles Wing. Left at Free Lunch to start Eagles Wing to Eagles Tail, and finish on Curts...

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Granny Gear

October 22, 2016
j1377 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Took my wife and son on this trail way to advanced for us. We had to walk most of the inner trails. Lots of technical, but fun obstacles. Epic journey for us.

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Gramcounter

April 16, 2016
 
Review: The Lunch Loop/Tabeguache trails are super fun. I've ridden here a couple of times and loved every minute of it.

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Bunny Hop

February 29, 2016
 
Review: There are muddy spots. Tip toed on the rocks around them. Lots of run off still.

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Gnarly


April 12, 2015
gbiegun Gnarly  
 
Review: I've ride here once. But I did 35 miles. The uphill stuff is REALLY technical. But fun. It'll be slow unless you're an awesome rider. Down toward miramonte is much more flowy. Also Gunny loop is flowy with just the right amount of technical: totally awesome. This plan had some of everything for the advanced rider. Beginners may be happier at kokopelli if they want more miles. But even beginners can do 5-10 here.

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Bunny Hop

February 3, 2015
kaseytea Bunny Hop  
 
Review: These trails are freaking funner than hell!! you will work your butt off and get some scraps and bruises but its totally worth it. Very technical and even the best will have a hard time cleaning the whole thing. close to junction so afterwards a nice cold brew at kannah creek is always a good way to end a ride. For advanced riders only and you better bring your big boy pants.

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Bunny Hop

November 15, 2014
hucktoflat Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Bring your big travel bike and pedal up Tabegauche to Free Lunch...if you can make it. Descending Free Lunch is a blast, big drops (some optional) and lots of technical lines will get the blood flowing. Knee and elbow pads are a good thing to bring! Ride it back down to Holy Cross, even more challenging terrain awaits.

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Trailblazer

August 20, 2014
mtndew24 Trailblazer  
 
Review: I had always heard about the lunch loop so I wanted to check them out when I was in the area and man did they not disappoint. Be aware though these trails are tough and will require very good handling skills or expect some walking in some areas like holy cross. Overall though it had some decent views of grand junction and a place I plan on going back to. I also enjoyed this trail more than 18 roads but that's just a personal preference.

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Lunch Loops MTB Trail 4.57 out of 5 based on 28 ratings. 28 user reviews.
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