South of Grand Junction, the Bangs Canyon Trailhead in the Bangs Canyon Special Recreation Management Area provides access to numerous OHV trails. These trails include the Billings Canyon Jeep Trail and the Tabeguache Trail. The routes accessible from the trailhead provide access to beautiful, rugged canyons and expansive slickrock.
The Bangs Canyon Trailhead off Little Park Road and the Tabeguache Trail have been adopted by the Western Slope ATV Association.
To reach the trailhead from Grand Junction, go west on Grand Avenue, cross over two bridges, at the next stop light turn left on to Monument Road, heading towards the Colorado National Monument. Turn left on to "D" Road. Stay on D Road until you come to the "No Outlet" sign, go right, you are now on Little Park Rd. At mile 7.7 turn left on to dirt road into the Bangs Canyon staging area.
Note: Colorado residents must register their off-highway vehicle with the Colorado State Parks (303) 866-3437. Out-of-state residents who bring OHVs into Colorado must purchase a Colorado Non-Resident OHV permit which is valid from the date of purchase through the following March 31. These permits can be purchased anywhere you get your hunting/fishing licenses in Colorado. All off-highway vehicles must have an approved muffler and spark arrester. These requirements are subject to change so make sure to contact the Colorado State Parks prior to using your off-highway vehicle.
Overall, Bangs Canyon is the 54th most popular ATV riding trail of all 90 ATV trails in Colorado.