1.9 miles
163 ft
-796 ft
3,066 ft
High Point


  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating

The western half of this trail (beyond the radio towers) is downhill only. Begin by taking the connector trail across the paved road from the gate near Intersection #8*.

The connector takes you to a paved road and the last 100+ yards of your ascent will be on pavement. Look for the trail on your left just before the towers. The descent starts off with a stone steps section that most riders will walk down - proceed with caution! The remainder of the descent is a steep, old-school brake-burner of a downhill with several switchbacks.

After crossing the paved road, the trail remains steep until connecting to a doubletrack section where you'll bear left and ride up a few rolling hills on your way to the Family Campground. Beyond this portion, the next section of Lost Turkey from the Family Campground to Monument road is a steep doubletrack that is rarely ridden. Most riders will want to continue on the Chappells Field - Campground Bypass to Chappells Field Trail.

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More Stats for Lost Turkey - Tower Section mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -634 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,356 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,037 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,403 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,976 ft
  • Distance down
    1.1 miles
  • Distance flat
    446 ft
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