Round Trip Distance: 0.5 miles
MTB Skill level:
Elevation: 5402 - 5596 feet
Cellphone: 3-5 bars
Time: 15 mins.
Trailhead: Tabeguache/Lunch Loop
Attractions: Aerobic uphill
Lunch Line is located in the Lunch Loop Trails System in Grand Junction, Colorado. The trail begins off of Little Park Road near the top of the Lunch Loop section of the Tabeguache trail. From there it climbs a route of rough and broken slickrock and rocky dirt track to where it connects to the Eagle's Wing trail and comes to an end.
The trail begins at the end of a guardrail a little south of where the Tabeguache trail meets Little Park Road.
As it starts out the trail travels along the ridgeline paralleling the road.
In a short distance the dirt track gives way to broken slickrock.
The slickrock route up the hill sheds water quickly making it a good option when the weather has been wet.
Mountain bikers are presented with a technical challenge where the trail launches off of its slickrock path and lands a few feet lower on the ridge.
After that the trail continues along more of a dirt track.
Rocks continue to be part of the mix as the trails unrelenting climb progresses.
Near the top the trail turns away from the edge of the mountain and bends its way inward.
The climbing eases off and the trail becomes more moderate once it isn't headed straight up the mountain.
The half mile long trail comes to an end at its junction with the Eagle's Wing trail.
A map at this point can be helpful for planning what to do next. Following the Eagle's Wing to the right leads down to the Tabeguache trail which can make a nice short loop for hikers. To the left is the downhill mountain bike only Free Lunch trail, the rest of Eagle's Wing and all points beyond. The Lunch Line is a nice alternate route to through into the mix in this area of the Lunch Loop Trails. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is grab your bike or 'Take a hike'.