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Grand Junction’s Gunny Loop Offers Breathtaking Views

Gunny Loop Sunset
Waylon Jordan

There’s a trail located in Grand Junction which you must hike the very next chance you get. It’s an easy hike, with convenient access, and only requires about an hour of your time. Where will you find it?

The photo above was taken at about 7:15 p.m. last Sunday evening using the modest camera on my dumbphone. If the scenery looks this awesome through the lens of the cheapest camera money can buy, imagine what it looks like through your own eyes.

The trail is part of Gunny Loop, located on Little Park Road in Grand Junction. The trail is extremely well maintained and is accessible to almost anyone. There are very few locations on the trail requiring any degree of technical hiking skills.

The parking lot is easily found on the East side of Little Park Road, roughly a half mile after the houses come to an end. At the time of this photo, there wasn’t another single soul to be found anywhere on the trail. I had it all to myself.

Gunny loop is great for hikers, dog walkers, and cyclists. Those biking the trail may find it a bit boring due to its lack of technical challenges. This trail can be enjoyed 365 days a year, summer or winter, and any time of the day.

Make a point to visit this trail first chance you get. It’s just the breath of fresh air you may be looking for.

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