May - Trail Thursdays #2 - Hike the Lunch Loops - several options

Because of the recent rains, the Lunch Loops hike as been moved to 16 May (Trail Thursday #2).

The Options:

Option 1: Hike Pet-e-Kes and return on the Tabeguache Trail

Option 2: Hike Pet-e-Kes to Eagles Tail to the Eagle Connector and return on the Tabeguache Trail

Option 3: Hike Pet-e-Kes to Eagle's Tail to Eagle's Wing and return on the Tabeguache Trail

Directions to the Trailhead: From the intersection of First Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction, travel west on Grand Avenue (Highway 340) for approximately one mile and take a left on Monument road. Travel approximately one and a half miles to the Lunch Loop Trailhead on the left side of Monument Road


BLM Map (PDF):


Additional Information:You will need hiking shoes or boots, a water bladder or water bottles and appropriate layered clothing. Recommended items include (but are not limited to) sunscreen, sunglasses and a fully charged cell phone. Know and hike within your limits. If you have questions please contact Mike (White) at[masked]


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  • Chuck C.

    Not only a good hike, but also with entertainment thanks to a bunch of gonzo mt. bikers who were plummeting down the trail as we trudged upward!

    May 17, 2013

  • Mike W.

    Thanks to Lorraine, Shannon and Chuck for coming out. This was a fast hike; the weather was great - with a breeze and good cloud cover that kept the temps down. For added excitement there was a Mountain Bike race up Pet-e-Kes and down Eagle's Tail that kept everyone on their toes.

    May 17, 2013

  • Mike W.

    Lorraine - feel free to come late or early and hike as much or as little as you want. This is a self-paced conditioning hike and a chance to stretch your legs a little during the week. I'll be at the Lunch Loops Parking Lot at 6:30 and will leave within 10 minutes. No need to call unless you need directions and you can reach me at[masked]-1144. This goes for all - even if you suddenly have some free time but don't get the chance to RSVP just show up and get some hiking in !

    May 16, 2013

  • Lorraine H.

    HI, am pretty sure I will due to later time. Had something else but grateful that it is cooler..can I call if I do not come? Number?

    May 16, 2013

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