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Trail

2.7 mile 4.3 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 238' 73 m
Descent: -212' -65 m
High: 6,810' 2,076 m
Low: 6,593' 2,010 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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Trail shared by Michael Ahnemann

A short intermediate loop at the top of Heil Ranch, with moderate terrain and a scenic overlook.

Michael Ahnemann

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Description

The Ponderosa loop connects with the top of the Wapiti trail, and is marked with a wooden signpost. Here, you can continue straight to ride the loop counter-clockwise, or make a left. It doesn't matter which direction you choose - either way, you'll find yourself rolling trail, with many rocks, some loose, along the way. The trail is still intermediate here, but pay attention - the loose rocks can throw you off your line.

Halfway around the loop you'll find a scenic overlook with a park bench - perfect for a breather and a snack. The overlook provides a far away view of Hall Ranch below - which you can ride to by joining up with the Picture Rock trail.

Also along the Ponderosa loop are turnoffs for the Wild Turkey trail, which then leads to the Picture Rock trail, which can be ridden to Lyons and Hall Ranch.

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Aug 14, 2018
Aleksander Cronk
Dec 10, 2017
Philip Strom
Sep 20, 2017
Ryan Beck
Aug 4, 2017
Jorge Pantalones
Jul 27, 2017
k2mantra seeling
Jun 24, 2017
Rob Hoffman
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Jun 17, 2017
Tony Fagan
Jun 9, 2017
Travis Provin

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  3.4 from 33 votes

#1620

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#235

in Colorado

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Anonymous User
Anonymous User  
Just a quick heads-up to MTBProject - the entire northern half of Ponderosa Loop has undergone quite a bit of maintenance and erosion control to stabilize the trail and remove much of the loose rocky chunder that had developed over the years. Jul 8, 2014

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