The Tabequache

Total Miles


2217.36 ft


4.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

The Tabeguache Trail is located in the Bangs Canyon Recreation Area and was developed with the help of the Grand Junction Four-Wheelers. You can find pretty much anything you're looking for here. All roads lead to an off-roader's playground where you can hang out and test your skills.


Difficult. Most of the southern part is easy to marginally moderate terrain. After Wpt. 02, trail gets more difficult with loose rock climbs and small challenging ledges. Hardest part between Wpt. 03 and 04 has driver's choices, but they were all similarly difficult when we drove it. Very high ground clearance is needed. Playground is optional. Do not attempt the trail when wet.

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Access Description

Head south on Hwy. 50 from Grand Junction about 10 miles and turn right on Highway 141. Drive another 1.3 miles to small access road on right. Staging can be found on south side. To drive in reverse, use directions from Trail #21, but continue past Third Flats Road another mile to Bangs Canyon Trailhead on left.