8 miles
1,253 ft
-1,248 ft
1 miles
High Point

A fun ride through the fastest and most technical parts of Heil Ranch.

From the main parking lot climb the gravel road to the start of the Wapiti singletrack. The chunky, slightly technical climb will get your heart rate up but flow can be found through the many baby heads and angular slabs of sandstone. Once at the top of Wapiti head left to start the Ponderosa loop. After 10 minutes the trail will level out and turn downhill. Get ready for a fast flowing descent with armored berms and fast rollers. Enjoy the view of Hall Ranch from the bench and turn right to finish the Ponderosa loop via a 15 minute climb back to where you started.

Despite being quite chunky and rocky, the descent down Wapiti is fast and fun. Watch out for hikers and mountain bikers climbing Wapiti, although it's fast it is a bi-directional, multi-use trail.

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Trails in Route

Wapiti5 miles


  • Riding area
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  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for Heil Ranch, frontside mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,904 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,904 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,909 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,889 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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