In 2005, Volunteers for Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association started extending a mountain bike trail on the Grand Mesa near Indian Point, south of Lands End. The final result was a great family-friendly trail across the Grand Mesa for cyclists to enjoy.
The Flowing Park Trail takes riders around Flowing Park Reservoir through large, open mountain meadows and into both aspen and dark timber groves, then back out along the rim of the Grand Mesa. It provides breathtaking views of the Kannah Creek drainage and the entire Grand Valley.
Take your time on the ascent from the end of the road near Flowing Park Reservoir to Indian Point. At 9,996 feet in elevation, it can put riders’ lungs to the test.
To reach this trailhead from Grand Junction, take I-70 east 20 miles to the Grand Mesa/Powderhorn exit (Exit 49), U.S. Highway 65. Drive to the top of the Grand Mesa on Highway 65 to Lands End Road. Turn right and proceed 1.2 miles to Flowing Park Road, also labeled Forest Service Road No. 109. Travel 5.5 miles to the green gate that blocks the road from further motorized travel near Flowing Park Reservoir. From the green gate to the right turn onto single-track, the trail follows an old two-track road for 2.5 miles.
A 12-mile family loop trail with unparalleled views of the Kannah Creek Basin, the Grand Valley, Delta and Cedaredge areas now exists thanks to the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association. Get out there and enjoy it.