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Coyote Hill Loop (314)

Intermediate

Trail

3.5 mile 5.7 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 348' 106 m
Descent: -348' -106 m
High: 8,115' 2,474 m
Low: 7,836' 2,389 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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A short workout followed by fast, flowing grades with fantastic mountain views.

Robert Stump

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

Cattle, horses, and wildlife are present in the area. Temporary trail closures can be expected from time to time. Keep all gates closed.

Description

This loop is likely best ridden clockwise. Be prepared to encounter hikers going in any direction on this loop. Part of the Turkey Springs trail network, Coyote Hill Loop is connected by a short section of dirt road.

After leaving the trailhead, the trail wanders up the hill, around a pretty meadow, into a steep section through sagebrush, and tops out to a spectacular view of the mountains. Two-thirds of the loop remains, which is almost all flowing downhill through sagebrush and meadow. A slight uphill grade near the end meets back where the trail began.

Open and close one gate on the way - no "bike gate" like the rest of Turkey Springs' trails.

This is easily one of the most scenic trails in the Turkey Springs (301) trail system. The counterclockwise direction leads to a big/sharp climb but the descent is well worth it.

This trail is good most of the spring/summer/fall season but spring is the best for the greenery and mountain flowers on the north side.

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Jun 30, 2019
Andy Fox
Jun 28, 2019
Leslie Craig
Jun 4, 2019
Mathew Wolford
Coyote Hill is G2G! 14.5mi
Sep 1, 2018
Cornell DeWitt
Aug 6, 2018
Corim Carey
Super fun loop to keep the hammer down on the whole time. A heart pumping hammer up and a smooth quick downhill. Fun after work evening ride.
Jul 27, 2018
Nathan Voight
Jun 23, 2018
Brandon Vicenti
3.1mi — 0h 29m
Mar 24, 2018
Christopher DeChant
Very Muddy, would not recommend riding this loop for the trails and your bikes sake... 3.5mi

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  4.2 from 10 votes

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Coyote Hill Loop - Pagosa Springs, CO - Turkey Springs Trail System - Heading back towards trailhead
Sep 9, 2017 near Pagosa…, CO
Coyote Hill Loop - Pagosa Springs, CO - Turkey Springs Trail System - Top of ridge looking north
Sep 9, 2017 near Pagosa…, CO
Great views and fun singletrack on Coyote Hill Loop.
Sep 20, 2014 near Pagosa…, CO

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