Author, Nancy Prichard Bouchard wrote: "While the trails of nearby Moab, UT, and Fruita, CO, are mobbed with riders, the deep canyons and red sandstone mesas of Western Colorado’s town of Grand Junction offer solitude, adventure, and massive views. You can ride from town to the Lunch Loops or venture even farther from town on the iconic 141-mile Tabeguache Trail starting (or ending) in Montrose.
We like Kokopelli’s Loop Trails Area for its stunning views of the Colorado River and flowy terrain. If you’re fit enough and ready to bikepack, you can jump on the Kokopelli Trail that takes you 143 miles from Fruita to Moab. Expert riders will want to head to the Palisade Plunge, one of the longest downhill-only mountain bike trails in the country. Riders of all abilities should check out Boneshaker Adventures. The coaches can help up your game. Finish up the day at the bike-themed Handlebar Tap House for a burger and beer."