The Ribbon

Colorado National Monument, Colorado 81521

Distance2.8mi
Elevation Gain1,917ft
Trailhead Elevation6,653ft
Top6,653ft
Elevation Min/Max5214/6653ft
Elevation Start/End6653/6653ft

The Ribbon

The Ribbon is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Colorado National Monument. It is 2.8 miles long and begins at 6,653 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,917 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. This trail connects with the following: Andy's.

The Ribbon Professional Review and Guide

"This is one of the best advanced rides in the area. The scenery is spectacular and the trail winds through some of the more bizarre landscape you will see here. The uphill section on the main ribbon is mind-boggling.

The view on top of The Ribbon is fantastic and offers panoramic views of the Book Cliffs, Colorado National Monument, and Grand Mesa. This trail is located 2 miles southwest of Grand Junction. Tread: 3.6 miles on singletrack; 4.8 miles on doubletrack; and 4.4 miles on paved road."

The Ribbon Reviews

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10/9/2010
The riding around Grand Junction is beginning to rival Fruita in my book. We did the Ribbon as a shuttle different from the ride described here. It was amazing. Slick Rock, technical, fast and very unique. Ask around about the shuttle option. It is so worth it.
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Trail Information

Colorado National Monument
Nearby City
Colorado National Monument
Parks
Bureau of Land Management
Local Contacts
Mesa County USGS
Local Maps