Bureau of Land Management and local off-roaders help open the new trail.

On Sunday afternoon the local BLM office with some help from the Grand Junction Mesa Jeep Club celebrated the opening of the new Tabeguache Connector Trail with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and barbecue.

The new 1/3 mile trail connects the Tabeguache Trail and the Bangs Canyon trailhead.  Those trails, popular with the off-road motorcycle, ATV, and 4-wheel drive enthusiasts, now allows them to follow the trails from Grand Junction all the way to Montrose. “Thanks to strong partnerships, motorized users now have a safe and legal location to cross the highway and can continue to access public lands between Grand Junction and Montrose,” said Katie Stevens, Grand Junction Field Manager. The trail is popular with long-distance mountain bike riders as well.

 

The trail was a team effort. The BLM, GMJC, Mesa County, Western Slope ATV, and Grand Valley Trails Alliance, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and CDOT, all worked together to help complete the project.

Credit: Westernslopenow.com