8 miles
Distance
1,223 ft
Climb
-1,218 ft
Descent
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 (some even call this trail "rude," but it just takes a while to get to know), 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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Wapiti5 miles

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    443
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
    0.013%
  • Grade max
    -27.32%
  • Grade min
    20.94%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,857 ft
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  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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