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Turkey Flats Loop

 
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Length

9.5 Miles 15.3 Kilometers


70%

Singletrack

Elevation

1,161' 354 m

Ascent

-1,163' -355 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

9,668' 2,947 m

High

8,872' 2,704 m

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A great trail to escape the heat of the valley during the summer months.

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Overview

About 70% singletrack connected with a short section on a Forest Service road and an ATV trail. There isn't much for views on the trail but the drive up gives you a great view to the west over the Uncompahgre to the canyons in Utah. The trail winds through aspen stands and thick pine and passes a reservoir in the middle of the ride.
Dogs: Off-leash

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Bring bug spray.

Description

This description is for doing the loop portion clockwise. Head down Turkey Flats Trail #661 and continue for around 1.4 miles where you'll come to a T intersection with the end of the Haypress Trail. Continue left on Turkey Flats Trail #661. The singletrack will dead end into a Forest Service Road. Turn right and continue down the main road (there are a couple lesser off-shoots) until you reach Fruita Reservoir #1. You'll actually see a sign on the road stating you are entering Fruita city limits. Go through the gate and follow the road down to the reservoir and hug the right shoreline (keep the water on your left). More singletrack trail will break off towards the far end of the reservoir. Take this trail (I believe it is just called Reservoir). This will take you up to the Ridge trail and the Black Pine trail. When you reach this intersection take the right down the ATV tracks of the Ridge trail. After around 1.5 miles the Haypress #662 trail will split off on the right. After bombing this mostly downhill section you'll come out into an open flat area and the T intersection you encountered earlier will come up shortly. Turn left to head back to your vehicle or continue straight if you want to do another loop.

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Aug 25, 2017
David Merson
Awesome ride first time there. 9.7mi
Jul 4, 2017
Justin Krauss
Jul 3, 2017
RC LeFevre
Overall pretty loose and sandy. The climb to the top of Piñon Mesa is steep and challenging in areas. 2 short technical pieces on Haypress for DH f... — 2h 00m
Jun 17, 2017
Justin Krauss
Trees cleared. Main trail good. — 3h 00m
Aug 27, 2016
jason sinclair

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  4.2 from 6 votes

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  4.2 from 6 votes
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#211

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#1,663

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