3 miles
Distance
269 ft
Climb
-269 ft
Descent
00:24:37
Avg time

Ponderosa Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Heil Valley Ranch
    Lyons, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #14856 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Boulder County

Fast and flowy through the trees. The Ponderosa Loop sits on top of a mesa and is accessible either from the south via Left Hand canyon and the Wapiti trail or from the north via Lyons and the Picture Rock trail. The Boulder Mountainbike Alliance has done extensive rock armoring on the trail to protect the natural habitat.

More Stats for Ponderosa Loop bike trail
  • Altitude min
    6,602 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,808 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,604 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,604 ft
  • Grade max
    -17.837%
  • Grade min
    49.886%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,408 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:38
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Status:
on Aug 2, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.2 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Ponderosa Loop Trail Reports

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      Aug 2, 2019 @ 9:12am
      Aug 2, 2019
      reporter
      Jul 5, 2019 @ 11:23am
      Jul 5, 2019
      Jul 2, 2019 @ 8:46pm
      Jul 2, 2019
      reporter A few puddles, but gtg
      Jun 14, 2019 @ 3:44pm
      Jun 14, 2019
      May 30, 2019 @ 4:37pm
      May 30, 2019
      reporter Trails are open. Please ride through - not around - mud.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 187 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 633 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 5, 2019 @ 10:15am
      Oct 5, 2019
      2 |
      Oct 5, 2019 @ 10:15am
      Oct 5, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag DanceFace (Dec 3, 2014 at 14:37)
       I ride this trail a few times a week for a lunch break. This is not a black. I'd give it a blue-green rating. A few little spots, but pretty easy.
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