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Bangs Canyon

Basics
Location:
8 miles southwest of Grand Junction
Difficulty:
Beginner,
Intermediate
Season:
April to November

Description

Bangs Canyon is an offroader paradise of slick-rock and pot-holes that turn into deep puddles in the spring, of waterfalls and splashes of greenery. You will need to stay on the trails in this 21,477 acre-strong offroad area, but there's a lot of excellent trails. Drive down into Rough Canyon before Bangs, or turn aside for a scenic look at the Gunnison River.

Details

Location:
8 miles southwest of Grand Junction
Difficulty:
Beginner
Intermediate
Season:
April to November
Additional Details:
Pack in at least a gallon of water per person. There are no facilities here, nor any water.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
    From Grand Junction
  • Head westward on Grand Avenue.
  • After crossing two bridges, turn left at the next stoplight, onto Monument Road.
  • You will be pointed toward Colorado National Monument. Take a left on to "D" Road and stay on it until you reach the "No Outlet" sign.
  • At this sign, turn right. You will be on Little Park Road.
  • Take a left onto the dirt road at mile 7.7. You'll be in the Bangs Canyon staging area.
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