21 Road

Famous and very challenging ride with extreme obstacles.

Total Miles


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4 to 5 Hours
Technical Rating
8 / 10
Best Time
Spring - Fall

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Trail Overview
21 Road
21 Road is a famous favorite, but only for the most experienced riders. The trail starts out in a wash with cool alcoves and extreme obstacles. Travel is recommended one way: drive the trail up and take the main road back. To avoid the most extreme obstacles, take the main road to the first alcove. Large staging area available and allows dry camping. Obey all signs, private property, and Toad Habitat. All OHVs require a permit, even those with a license plate. This trail is open all year.
At the southern end of the Beaver Creek route, F.S. 878.2 heads southwest. It runs into M144. In September 2009, this trail was dedicated to Tim Rau, who died in a rafting accident in 2009. Tim was a longtime Forest Fervice volunteer, despite being bound to a wheelchair.
Getting There
Get off I-70 at Exit 26. Head west about 1 mile from the northside of roundabout on Highway 50. Turn right heading north on 21 Road and go another 8.5 miles where pavement ends and a natural gas station is on the left. Continue north another 3 miles to large staging area and kiosk on left.
Contact for Current Conditions
Grand Junction BLM Field Office
2815 H Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81506
(970) 244-3000