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Mesa County road rides: Riverfront Trail, Grand Junction

Getting there: There are many trailheads to choose from, including Corn Lake State Park, Blue Heron, Eagle Rim Park and Western Colorado Botanical Gardens. Stop along the way to enjoy views of the river and the many lakes. The Riverfront Trail extends to Fruita with an additional eight miles of smooth, paved trail. It eventually places you on the south side of Interstate 70. Riders can dine at one of several restaurants along the way. Learn more about the ongoing trail project at facebook.com/ OneRiverfront.

Trail talk: One of the great features Grand Junction offers is a paved, multi-use path that follows the Colorado River. It spans Fruita to Clifton, plus it's flat — perfect for a nice cruise through the valley without battling traffic.

RIVERFRONT TRAIL

Distance: 1-60 miles (round trip)

Difficulty: Easy

The dirt: This path is part of a trail system that spans decades and communities. The area attracts thousands of visitors each year, and it becomes even more popular during a series of monthly summer concerts. When bands are playing, expect trail navigation to become more difficult.