Lunch Loop Trailhead Improvement Celebration with Food Truck Fridays

Come celebrate the new amenities with us at the Lunch Loop Trailhead!

The City of Grand Junction invites the community in celebrating improvements made to the Lunch Loop Trailhead by attending the Food Truck Friday event on Friday, October 16 from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Food trucks will be lined up in the trailer parking area southwest of the main parking lot. The community can enjoy tasty food in the beautiful desert landscape with views of the Colorado National Monument. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy the many dirt and shared use trails as part of the event!

In 2017, the City teamed with Colorado West Land Trust, Mesa County, Grand Valley MPO/TPR, Bureau of Land Management, National Parks Service, Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Association (COPMOBA) and local trail users to develop the future expansion of the existing gravel parking lot. Public meeting participants identified several elements they would like to see at the trailhead, including a trailer specific parking area along Monument Road. When the paved Monument Road (Connector) Shared Use Path was completed to Lunch Loop Trailhead in 2019, the project came in under budget. This remaining funding was already earmarked for this project and it was proposed to use it to add the trailer parking area southwest of the existing parking lot, as well as curb and gutter and asphalt and concrete paving around the existing bathrooms at Lunch Loop Trailhead. The project funders agreed, and the trailer parking and trailhead improvements were constructed in the summer of 2020.

This event will have several safety elements in place for the health of all attendees. Masks are required for entry, handwashing stations will be available, and social distancing is encouraged. All attendees are required to register upon arrival.

Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or

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