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Lunch Line - Eagle Wing, CO

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 0.48 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,410 feet
Elevation Gain 213 feet
Accumulated Gain 213 feet
Avg Time One Way 10 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 1.19
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10  2021-03-04
Eagle Wing Evening
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Eagle Wing - Tabaguache Loop
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7  2021-01-19
Tabaguache - Eagle Wing - Lunch Line
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12  2021-01-10
Lunch Line - Eagle Wing - Tabaguache
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Author PaleoRob
author avatar Guides 168
Routes 225
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Trips 1,093 map ( 2,433 miles )
Age 40 Male Gender
Location Grand Junction, CO
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Sun  5:13am - 7:28pm
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Great way to burn off your lunch
by PaleoRob

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Warning
Mountain biking can be dangerous - please know your skill level and be appropriately prepared with PPE before starting any trail.


Overview
This short stretch of the trail takes you from the Little Park Road up to the junction of the Eagle Wing Trail. This allows for creating a short loop by connecting to Eagle Wing (eastbound) and then Tabaguache and then back to Little Park Road, or longer, more complex (and technical) routes over the ridge and down into the badlands of Miramonte and Lunch Loops.

Hike
This segment starts at the Little Park Road, just downslope from the Little Park Staging Area. Although there is no signed parking area, the Tabaguache Trail is gated on the west side of the road, which provides an easy landmark, as does the broad parking area on the southeast side of the road.

The trail itself is relatively easy but has a steady uphill climb. As you pass through Pinon-Juniper woodlands, there are spectacular views of the Grand Valley and occasionally the deep canyons and slickrock of the Bangs Canyon/Ribbon Trail area to the south.
The trail comes to a T at Eagle Wing, with either a left (west/uphill) or right (east/downhill) option. Depending on your plans, this is your decision plan as it is, literally, the end of the trail.

Water Sources
None, bring all you need.

Camping
No.

Note
This trail is rated Blue (Intermediate) for mountain bikers.

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Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

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2021-01-12 PaleoRob

    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
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    Directions
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    To hike
    From downtown Grand Junction, take Grand Ave. west. It turns into Broadway/Highway 340 and crosses the train tracks and the Colorado River. After the river, there is a stoplight at Monument Road. Turn left at the stoplight. Not long after the stoplight (0.3 miles), just before crossing over a canal, there is a left turn onto D Road. Take this turn and follow D Road. D Road will turn into Rosevale Road, and approximately 1 mile later there is a major road coming from the right. This is not signed well, but it is Little Park Road. Turn on Little Park Road and follow it for 2.5 miles uphill until coming to the major parking area on the left. If you reach the Little Park Staging Area you've gone too far.
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