5 miles
Distance
201 ft
Climb
-1,178 ft
Descent
00:37:53
Avg time

Picture Rock Details

  • Riding Area
    Heil Valley Ranch
    Lyons, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #18956 in Mountain Biking

The first half of picture rock is new school bench-cut buff singletrack. Easy to climb and fast to come down. The second half (after you pass the old rusted car) gets a bit more technical with tighter switchbacks, tricky rock moves, and sharper elevation gain.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Picture Rock bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -976 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,399 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,376 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,376 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,400 ft
  • Grade
    -3.625%
  • Grade max
    -124.558%
  • Grade min
    39.622%
  • Distance climb
    4,902 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,899 ft
  • Avg time
    00:37:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:35:38
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Status:
on Oct 17, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 3.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to picture-rock trailhead (40.178060, -105.288590)
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Picture Rock Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 17, 2018 @ 2:57pm
Oct 17, 2018
first mile had lots of muddy spots, but it's worth it to push through. be prepared to go home with a dirty bike.
Jun 25, 2018 @ 5:16pm
Jun 25, 2018
Apr 11, 2018 @ 4:55pm
Apr 11, 2018
Jan 31, 2018 @ 12:35pm
Jan 31, 2018
Closed by BoCo
Dec 11, 2017 @ 9:47am
Dec 11, 2017
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Mar 12, 2017 @ 3:03pm
Mar 12, 2017
Picture Rock, Longmont
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Nov 12, 2016 @ 6:12pm
Nov 12, 2016
Picture Rock, My City
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Nov 12, 2016 @ 6:12pm
Nov 12, 2016
Picture Rock, My City
112 |
Dec 9, 2015 @ 5:49am
Dec 9, 2015
Picture Rock, Longmont

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