Billings Canyon

Grand Junction, Colorado (Mesa County)

Last Updated: 09/16/2020
5 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 3.85 miles
Highest Elevation: 5786 feet
Duration: About 2 hours, 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: West
Nearest Town: Grand Junction
Nearest Town w/ Services: Grand Junction
Official Road Name: Billing Canyon Jeep Trail
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Grand Junction Field Office


Highlight: Billings Canyon
Located on the western slope of Colorado near Grand Junction, Billings Canyon Jeep Trail is an extreme trail for purpose-built vehicles. This hardcore offroad trail will test the limits of both man and machine as you work your way through a one-way narrow canyon within the Bang Canyon Management Areas. The trail was built in the early 2000s by the Grand Mesa Jeep Club, in partnership with the BLM and other 4x4 enthusiasts. Big tires and big suspension are a must to traverse through the relentless onslaught of massive boulders, tall ledges, and deep holes. 35" Tires, a winch, dual lockers, and rollover protection are highly recommended for this trail.


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1. Third Flats Trailhead (0 mi)
After turning off Little Park Road, you quickly come to the Third Flats Trailhead. Here there is designated trailer parking, and informational sign, and an outhouse. Use this location to airdown.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Grand Junction, Colorado

From the corner of Broadway and N 1st Street, head west on Broadway crossing the Colorado River. Turn left on Monument Road and then left again on "D" Road. Turn right on Rosevale Road to Little Park Road where you again turn right. Follow Little Park Road for 4.2 miles until you reach the Third Flats Trailhead on the left. From the parking lot, it is 2.39 miles to the start of the actual trail.


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Ryan Boudreau

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Hi, I'm Ryan! I am a Colorado native and I've been wheeling since I was 16 years old. I grew up with a relentless passion for all things Jeep and off road related, and that passion has never died out. I am a member of the Mile-Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 16 Sasquatch Jeepers and currently own an '06 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited (LJ) nicknamed "Minion". I am a huge supporter of Stay the Trail and Tread Lightly, and have participated and even been in charge of many trail restoration projects. I have been a trail leader several times for events such as All-4-Fun, ColoradoFest, Set Them Free, 14er Fest, and other. I am also the creator of the Unlimited LJ Adventure. My rig is built for extreme offroading, but I love to get my tires dirty on any kind of trail whether it's rock crawling or just scenic high Alpine drives. I've wheeled all over the country including Colorado, Utah, Kansas, the Carolinas, AZ, and California. I love a great adventure, and love even more to share those adventures with others. If you see the "minion" out on the trail, make sure to stop and say hello.
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