Bangs Canyon

Where To Go: Bangs Canyon | Stay The Trail

Mesa County, Colorado

Bangs Canyon (SRMA) Special Recreation Management Area is home to great hiking, and other multiple use trails. This area is located adjacent to the Colorado National Monument, and offers great views of the grand valley and the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado river.

How To Get There

From Grand Junction: Head south on Monument Rd from CO-340/Broadway approx 0.2 miles to D Rd. Turn left at D Rd and continue approx 0.3 miles to Rosevale Rd. Turn south on Rosevale Rd and follow approx 0.9 miles to Little Park Rd. Turn west on Little Park Rd and continue approx 4.4 miles where it will turn into C S Rd. Continue on C S Rd approx 1.0 miles and turn south for trail access.

Detailed Description

Bangs Canyon is home to the Billings Canyon 4x4 trail, and the starting point of the Tabeguache trail that connects Grand Junction to Montrose via back country roads. Bangs also houses a hand full of ATV trails and currently one motorcycle trail.

Trail System Photos

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Trail System Videos

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Area Trails

Trail NameTrail WidthLength*
3rd Flats ATVATV25

*Trail lengths are not guaranteed to be accurate

Trail System Information


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Grand Junction


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Note that not all of the trails in an area will be open to all vehicle types. Follow the Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)s and signage for the area and ride only on trails open to and wider than your OHV.

More Info:

Grand Junction Field Office, (970) 244-3000