3 miles
Distance
291 ft
Climb
-350 ft
Descent
00:23:20
Avg time

Wild Turkey Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Heil Valley Ranch
    Lyons, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #31999 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 35 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Boulder County

This trail is a really hoot You can't go wrong adding this to your ride at Heil!

So many people want to ride this clockwise (from the overlook past Picture Rock and then up to Wapiti), but they are missing out. Okay, to be clear going clockwise is fun. There's a swoopy part in the middle through the trees. If you're a cross-country style rider who wants to swoop and hoot, go this way. I hear a lot of swooping and hooting when I'm riding here. The downside is you've got a gnarly, fairly technical climb for a mile or so at the end. It's not my bag though, baby.

Going counter-clockwise, you get this amazing kinda technical downhill! Bumps, doubles, drops, cool bermy turns (oh my)! There are so many fun obstacles going this way, it giggle myself hoarse every time I do it. Then, you have this really nice mellow smooth trail climb out to the overlook. Do this trail as part of the Van Hagar and you'll have a great afternoon ride!

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More Stats for Wild Turkey mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -59 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,377 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,665 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,663 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,604 ft
  • Grade
    -0.391%
  • Grade max
    -53.373%
  • Grade min
    20.423%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    374 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:29:01
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Status:
on May 16, 2020
Variable
Avg: 3.5 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
      Directions to wild-turkey-13709 trailhead (40.175280, -105.294890)
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      Wild Turkey Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 16, 2020 @ 6:28am
      May 16, 2020
      reporter A few small but messy mud pits near Picture Rock.
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 7:23am
      Apr 28, 2020
      reporter Trail is open. Areas of running/standing water and mud exist throughout the trail system. Please travel through these areas, not around.
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 7:19am
      Apr 28, 2020
      reporter Trail is open
      Apr 13, 2020 @ 10:31am
      Apr 13, 2020
      reporter Trail closed for muddy conditions
      Mar 24, 2020 @ 7:23am
      Mar 24, 2020
      reporter Trails are open. Please ride through - not around - mud.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 204 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,158 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 25, 2019 @ 5:01pm
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      May 17, 2018 @ 2:16pm
      May 17, 2018
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      May 17, 2018 @ 2:16pm
      May 17, 2018
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      Jan 15, 2018 @ 3:49pm
      Jan 15, 2018

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