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Holy Cross

Basics
Location:
Grand Junction
Length:
5.5 miles
Aerobic Difficulty:
Moderate
Time To Allow:
1 - 2 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
4500 feet
Season:
Year Round

Description

The Holy Cross Trail is part of the Lunch Loops Trail System just outside Grand Junction on BLM land. Located on the way to the Colorado National Monument, the Holy Cross Trail offers amazing views of the surrounding desert landscape and over toward the mesas of the west.

The Holy Cross Trail features many rock gardens and rock ledges for riders to negotiate. There is some expert level technical riding here, which can be portaged by hiking if necessary. On the downhill bits, the Holy Cross trail has well packed berms to keep the speed going.

The Holy Cross Trail can be mixed with other loops in the Lunch Loops Trail System to increase the workout. There are a huge number of trails in the Lunch Loops area so a trail-map does come in handy here.

Details

Location:
Grand Junction
Length:
5.5 miles
In trail system. Can add additional trails for extra mileage.
Difficulty:
Very technical riding
Aerobic Difficulty:
Moderate
Time To Allow:
1 - 2 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
4500
Season:
Year Round
Additional Details:

While riding any trail system it is a great idea to include a repair kit and first aid kit. The Holy Cross Trail is multi-use trail and hikers, runners and other trail users may be seen along the way. Please be considerate on the trails and understand right of way protocol. The Holy Cross Trail is a desert ride and mid-summer temperatures can be scorching. Riders should start early, plan appropriately and always bring extra water when riding in the desert.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Grand Junction, take West Grand Avenue, which becomes Broadway. Follow Broadway to Monument Road. Take a left on Monument Road and follow signs to the CNM parking lot on Left.


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