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Wild Turkey Trail

Intermediate
 3.7 (35)

A newer trail section at Heil connecting the Ponderosa Loop with the Picture Rock trail to Lyons.


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Map Key

2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

Singletrack

6,669' 2,033 m

High

6,378' 1,944 m

Low

248' 76 m

Up

315' 96 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

This newer section of trail and the Picture Rock trail were built to expand Heil ranch towards Lyons, making it possible to link the popular Heil Ranch and Hall Ranch rides.

The trail is a bit less abusive on your body than the Ponderosa Loop. It still has a few rocky sections, but also has some fast and smooth singletrack through the trees.

The trail branches off from the east side of the Ponderosa loop. You can either follow the entire Wild Turkey trail to get back to the Ponderosa Loop, or you can turn on to the very clearly marked Picture Rock trail and continue towards Lyons.

Contacts

Shared By:

Michael Ahnemann

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 35 votes

#715

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  3.7 from 35 votes
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#184

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#715

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Photos

Looking out over Heil Valley.
Jun 17, 2016 near Lyons, CO
A sign warning of an aggressive grouse and the aggressive grouse
Apr 18, 2015 near Lyons, CO
I love the forest canopy of Heil Ranch.
Aug 25, 2016 near Lyons, CO
A nice resting spot with a bench and a view.
May 25, 2013 near Lyons, CO
Overlook on Ponderosa Trail is incredible!
Sep 19, 2017 near Lyons, CO
Such a relief to finally make it up to that bench at this intersection.
Oct 1, 2015 near Lyons, CO

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Check-Ins

Nov 16, 2019
Roma Velasco
Sep 29, 2019
Todd Murphy
Sep 23, 2018
Rex Dickson
crossed over from altona to picture rock. 2.9mi
Sep 9, 2018
JP Reinhard
Jun 3, 2018
Katie Purdy
Apr 13, 2018
Eric Volk
Tough, rocky climb. Fun and fast back downhill 4.5mi
Jan 14, 2018
Pat Grewe
Dec 10, 2017
Philip Strom