The Bureau of Land Management oversees stewardship of vast public lands in Western Colorado. Here's just a sampling of hiking and biking trails that await in and near Grand Junction, Colorado:
Trail Through Time - In Rabbit Valley (Exit 2 off I-70, 30 miles west of Grand Junction), a 1.5-mile interpretive loop encompassing a dinosaur quarry unearthing fossil remains of creatures that walked here 140 million years ago. Trail is best in spring and fall.
Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area - Interlocking hiking and horseback riding trails access canyons and plateaus, where 80-120 wild horses roam free. Horses also may be sighted in the sagebrush parks, but it's often a matter of luck.
Cactus Park - A popular route into Big Dominguez Canyon for both hikers (strenuous) and mountain bikers (double-track, moderate). A waterfall and large boulders with ancient petroglyphs are found about a mile upstream from the confluence of Big and Little Dominguez creeks.
Mack Ridge - Six mountain biking loops off Kokopelli's Trail, a 142-mile bike route connecting Grand Junction with Moab, Utah. The Mack Ridge loops range from 2.9–9.3 miles, easy to strenuous.
Mt. Garfield Trail - A steep and strenuous two-mile ascent of Mt. Garfield, offering spectacular views of the Grand Valley to the west and Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area to the east.