Turkey Springs Lollipop
ElevationAscent: 510' 156 m
Descent: -510' -156 m
High: 8,118' 2,474 m
Low: 7,797' 2,376 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
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“A lollipop-shaped loop which is fun in either direction, but more fun clockwise.”— Dena Laterza
This ride takes you up Brockover Mesa and winds through a ponderosa pine forest where you'll see wildflowers in June. You'll share the trail with wildlife such as mule deer, black bears, Albert's squirrels, and chipmunks. Cows graze in the area in summer and fall as well.
Turning left on Catamount, you'll be rewarded with a nice, flowy downhill section. At mile three, you'll turn right on Park Ave and after crossing Newt Jack Road, the trail winds through ponderosa pines. Enjoy the nice meadow with mountain views (at 4.3 mi) before turning right onto Turkey Springs (301). One last uphill grind will give you a terrific view of Chris Mountain.
After crossing a rideable cattle guard and Newt Jack Road again, get ready for a fast, rocky, flowy downhill back to the parking lot!
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Land Manager: San Juan National Forest - Pagosa Ranger District