Colorado West Land Trust to Lead Campaign to Fund Lunch Loop Trailhead Improvement

Help construct shade shelters for the Lunch Loop trailhead and continued work along the Monument Corridor!

Join the Monument Mile campaign to raise funds for THRILL! (Trailhead Redesign and Improvements to Lunch Loop) and the next phase of construction for the paved trail that will connect the Lunch Loop Trailhead to the South Camp paved trail and the Redlands neighborhoods.

In 2017, Colorado West Land Trust, the City of Grand Junction, Mesa County, and the Bureau of Land Management partnered to gather public input to determine desired improvements for the Lunch Loop Trail Network. In addition to a connection from the Colorado Riverfront Trail to the Lunch Loop area, many users suggested trailhead improvements to make it a safer, more welcoming environment.

Arial view of the designed trailhead improvements.

A design for the trailhead was recently completed and includes: the relocation of main trail access points, three shade structures, tailgate areas, and a new kiosk. Through a joint fundraising effort, the City of Grand Junction and Colorado West Land Trust have raised the funds for the construction of the paved trail and a few of the trailhead improvements.

Colorado West Land Trust is now leading a community effort to raise the remaining funds—$40,000—to build three locally designed and constructed shade structures.

Special thanks to our trailhead supporters! REI, KAART Group, DT Swiss, Family Health West Hospital, Pablo’s Pizza, Chris Muhr/All Metals, No Coast Sushi, Eric Lusby, Thomas Latousek, Steve and Robin Heil, Mandy Harter, Jan Muyskens, James and Susan Maclean, Redwood Financial, Rocky Mounts/Bobby Noyes, Calvin Cruz, Keith Dickerson, Laura Campbell, Matt & Amber Warren – AdvoCare, Handlebar Tap House, Grand Valley Youth Cycling/Melissa Pipkin, Chadwick, Steinkirchner, Davis & Co, Jamie and Kristen Lummis, Michael Krieves, Charles Quimby, Ira and Roxanne Yates, Debbie Lanam, Pickies Garage, Zach and Laken Eyler, Lori Maser-Jones, Tim and Christy Fry, Christopher Dungey, Bradley Feldhaus, Steve and Lysa ErkenBrack, Will Hays, Joy and Rick Hudak, Linda Toth, Darin Kamstra, Paul Quimby, Richard Van Gytenbeek, Tricia Hunninghake, Pamela and Malcolm Childers, Harry and Joanie Griff, David Grossman, Randall and Kelley Lichtenberg, Stephen Stern, Paul Sullivan, Thomas Walla, Sarah Summers, Jessica Klements, Kathleen Griffin, Fred and Winona Schwartz, Kim Gage, Jody Kliska, Andrew Kamenski, Shannon and Kevin Koch, Molly and Eric Moyer, Andy Smith, Jody Valente, Julie Butherus, Brad and Katie Leavitt, Gordon Nicholson, Barbara Halverson, Theresa Chase, Melinda Smith, Retta Bruegger, Jason and Emily Farrington, Beth Bershader, Catherine Hursh, Carol and Dave Crockett, David and Kathan Hartle, Rich Willis, Mary Coombs, Zoe Aldous, Sue Thorndill, and Jessica Klements.