Wild Turkey Trail

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  3.7 from 15 votes
blue  Intermediate from 8 votes
Rank: #2 in the Heil Valley Ranch area
#171 in CO, #2,085 Overall
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Jul 3 Green - Dry
Trail in the area near Lyons,
“A newer trail section at Heil connecting the Ponderosa Loop with the Picture Rock trail to Lyons.”
Michael Ahnemann on Feb 4, 2013
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2.84.4 milesKilometers 222’68 m Ascent 6,670’2,033 m High 4% Avg Grade (2°)
Singletrack Type -293’-89 m Descent 6,386’1,947 m Low 13% Max Grade (8°)
This newer section of trail and the Picture Rock trail were built to expand Heil ranch towards Lyons, making it possible to link the popular Heil Ranch and Hall Ranch rides.

The trail is a bit less abusive on your body than the Ponderosa Loop. It still has a few rocky sections, but also has some fast and smooth singletrack through the trees.

The trail branches off from the east side of the Ponderosa loop. You can either follow the entire Wild Turkey trail to get back to the Ponderosa Loop, or you can turn on to the very clearly marked Picture Rock trail and continue towards Lyons.
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PHOTOS of Wild Turkey Trail
  4.0 from 2 votes
Such a relief to finally make it up to that bench at this intersection. (Lyons, CO)
  3.8 from 4 votes
A sign warning of an aggressive grouse and the aggressive grouse (Lyons, CO)
  3.7 from 3 votes
Looking out over Heil Valley. (Lyons, CO)
  3.3 from 3 votes
A nice resting spot with a bench and a view. (Lyons, CO)
  3.3 from 3 votes
Great view and rest stop (Lyons, CO)
  3.0 from 2 votes
The clearly marked junction of Picture Rock trail and Wild Turkey trail. (Lyons, CO)