Ponderosa Loop

 25 votes

2.7 Miles 4.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

238' 73 m

Ascent

-212' -65 m

Descent

6,810' 2,076 m

High

6,593' 2,010 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

All Clear

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

Mike 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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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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