Blue Ribbons and Arches

We will meet out in the Parking Lot in front of where Blockbuster used to be.  From there we'll carpool up Little Park Road to the top of the Ribbon Trail and park in the gravel parking lot with the concrete pit toilet.

The hike is approximately 4 miles in & out.  The route is 95% off-trail, going through rolling terrain most of the way, except close to the arch where there are steep drop offs.  Some climbing over and around boulders is required.

Please note that this hike goes into the Monument proper, where they have a no-dogs policy, which means that dogs cannot come on this hike.

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  • Joe K.

    Great hike, beautiful day,wonderful photos and terrific company.

    May 3, 2014

  • Lisa

    Awesome day for a beautiful hike! Great pictures...:-)

    2 · May 3, 2014

  • Christine J.

    Outstanding hike, Daniel! Thank you again for the exta help on the arch part. And the patience of everyone as I brought up the caboose taking pictures again. Hope everyone enjoys them!

    May 3, 2014

  • Chuck C.

    I may just join you for the start of the hike. ;->

    1 · May 2, 2014

  • Ron W.

    I wish I could do this with you all but have a commitment with ShareFest. Have fun!

    May 2, 2014

  • Chuck C.

    So sorry to cancel. Just learned a friend from Seattle is coming out for mt. biking this weekend.

    1 · April 30, 2014

  • Daniel

    Christine, the following link describes the Ribbon Trail in the Monument: http://www.gjhikes.com/2009/12/ribbon-trail.html
    The hike on May 3rd starts at the upper end (the west end) trailhead for that hike, but diverges quickly and goes a different direction (aside: if you're looking for other trails near Grand Junction, gjhikes.com describes a fair number of them.)

    1 · April 15, 2014

  • Daniel

    This hike is east of that area by a 10 miles (my guess). Do you know where the mica mine trailhead is off of Little Park road? It's a mile or so west of there. Said another way: do you know were Serpent's trail is in the Monument? As the crow flies, it's a ways south (and slightly west) from there.

    1 · April 13, 2014

    • Christine J.

      Gotcha tried finding info online for it. wasn't really successful. I was off track. way off track. do you know of any web links? kinda excited. =)

      April 13, 2014

  • Christine J.

    Is this the rattlesnake arches area?

    April 12, 2014

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