New single-track trail opens

Starting Saturday, a new, one-mile, single-track trail opens in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area.

A ceremony for the new Mack Ridge Connector will be at 10 a.m. It replaces a two-track section of trail and allows users to connect with other trails.

The work was completed in partnership with Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association and youth crews from the Western Colorado Conservation Corps, said Katie Stevens, manager of the conservation area.

To access the trail: From Grand Junction take the Interstate 70 interchange at the Mack exit; turn left to head south of the interstate and right onto the frontage road. Take the road for about a mile, past parking on the left and head up a two-track hill a little less than two miles to the top of Mack Ridge. Turn left at the intersection and travel about a half-mile to the site overlooking the Colorado River.

The site can be accessed on foot, by bike or with a vehicle, preferably with four-wheel drive.


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