Bike rides are one of the best ways to soak up the gorgeous fall weather. If you want to take a vacation this fall, there are several amazing trails just a stone’s throw from Grand Junction. Keep reading to start planning your trip today!
Are E-Bikes Allowed on All Trails?
According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), you don’t need an Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) registration or any other permit to enjoy your e-bike on CPW-managed public lands. Yet, it’s worth noting that class 3 e-bikes are only allowed on roadways and in bike lanes.
There are also a couple of restrictions when it comes to State Wildlife Areas and State Trust Lands. In these territories, e-bikes are only allowed on designated roads and within designated camping or parking areas.
How Can I Find Trails?
There are several websites that can help you check out whether the trail you’re heading to is e-bike-friendly. You could also look up cycling maps for Grand Junction, as well as Fruita and Palisade if you want to venture out farther.
Without further ado, let’s dive right into the top four trails you definitely should explore.
Third Flats and Billings Canyon eBike Loop
This beginner-friendly trail is a 13 km route that is open in both directions, but the preferred direction is counter-clockwise. This trail is maintained by Copmoba, which you can trust to find the best riding conditions out there.
Brick House Trail
This 577-foot singletrack trail located on the Traditional Indigenous Territory can be used in both directions. This trail is of moderate difficulty, so make sure you’re up for the challenge!
Also located in the Traditional Indigenous Territory, this 4,642-foot moderately-popular and moderately-difficult singletrack trail is also open in both directions.
Colorado Riverfront Trail
If you are looking for a way to spend the whole day outdoors, this 30-mile trail should be your top choice. It will give you lots of opportunities to enjoy the picturesque views of the Colorado River. You can make a couple of stops at the parks or take a break and explore the red rock cliffs.
Ideas for Future Adventures
Colorado is renowned for its trails and stunning views, so if you are open to road trips, you might as well take a ride to Denver and explore some of the trails in its vicinity. The top ones out there include the Cherry Creek Bike Path, the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail, and the Rio Grande Trail. These trails are accessible for all ages and are well-maintained, so you can have peace of mind bringing your whole family along.
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