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Bangs Canyon

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Other Names

Billings Canyon Jeep Trail, Roll Over Ridge, Quad Rocker Loop, Gunnison River, Butterknife, Grand Valley, Grand Mesa, Mica Mine, Rough Canyon, Ladder Canyon, Cross Canyon, Horse Mesa, Rough Canyon Falls, Third Flats ATV Trail System

Last Known StatusOpen

This large high desert area has thousands of acres of 4x4 trails, canyons, plateaus, slick rock and miles of single track to explore. There are several staging areas however the Bangs Canyon trailhead is the only one that offers direct access to the motorized trails. The hiking trails can be accessed by the Little Park and Tabeguache Trailheads.

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Permit RequiredYesColorado OHV Sticker
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoColorado Non-Resident OHV permit required.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)(1998/older limit 99 dB, 1998/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesSome Areas
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome Areas
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSSome Areas
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4 & Jeeps (registered)Some Areas
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areas
2 Stroke EnginesSome Areas
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedriders must stay on trail
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size58,000 acres (91 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail25
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation4500 to 7250 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis trail has many steep hills.Many
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis BLM land has many single track trails.Many
RoadsThis BLM land has no roads.None
ShadeThis BLM land has no shaded areas.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some


AreaMotorized Trails


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NE)Stop N Save (970) 242-4543
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NE)Stop N Save (970) 242-4543
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (NE)Grand Junction KOA (970) 242-2527 or (800) 562-1510
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NE)Grand Junction KOA (970) 242-2527 or (800) 562-1510
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NE)Grand Junction KOA (970) 242-2527 or (800) 562-1510
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (NW)Saddlehorn Campground (970) 858-3617 x360
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NE)Stop N Save (970) 242-4543




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityGrand Junction, CO
AddressLittle Park Road, Glade Park, CO 81523
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Grand Junction, CO
1) Take SR-340 west about 1 mile
2) After crossing bridge turn left (south) onto Monument Road, continue .25 miles
3) Turn left (south-east) onto D Road,continue .25 miles
4) Turn right (south) onto Rosevale Road, continue 1 mile
5) Turn right (west) onto Little Park Road, continue 5.5 miles
6) Staging area is on the left (south).


Contact InfoBLM - Grand Junction Field Office
2815 H Road
Grand Junction, CO 81506
(970) 244-3000
Contact InfoColorado Parks And Wildlife - Registration Unit
13787 South Highway 85
Littleton, CO 80125
(303) 791-1920
CommentColorado OHV Registration Info


Bangs Canyon Trail Photo

Bangs Canyon Trail

Photo Submitted 3/22/2017 (Thanks!)

Bangs Canyon Trail Photo

Bangs Canyon Trail

Photo Submitted 3/22/2017 (Thanks!)

Bangs Canyon Trail Photo

Bangs Canyon Trail

Photo Submitted 3/22/2017 (Thanks!)

Bangs Canyon Trail Photo

Bangs Canyon Trail

Photo Submitted 7/31/2015 (Thanks!)

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