Boulder, CO: Heil Valley Ranch

Hike or ride smooth singletrack on this 7.2-mile lasso-loop, which climbs gently through rich scrubland and ponderosa forest to a killer mountainside overlook.
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Hike or ride smooth singletrack on this 7.2-mile lasso-loop, which climbs gently through rich scrubland and ponderosa forest to a killer mountainside overlook.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 7.9

Waypoints

HVR001

Location: 40.1493492126465, -105.300201416016

Head N on Wapiti Trail (impassable on mountain bike when muddy)

HVR002

Location: 40.1563987731934, -105.298118591309

Turn L into grassy meadow, leaving dirt road

HVR003

Location: 40.1585502624512, -105.298851013184

Glance S for a profile view of the Boulder County foothills

HVR004

Location: 40.159049987793, -105.300033569336

Trail narrows as it enters woodlands; shift to easier gear for moderate climb

HVR005

Location: 40.1619682312012, -105.300132751465

Yield @ forest access road; continue straight

HVR006

Location: 40.167350769043, -105.296546936035

Sharp L turn near crumbled foundation

HVR007

Location: 40.1664657592773, -105.299049377441

Crank clean line through nubby rock garden

HVR008

Location: 40.1732177734375, -105.296585083008

Bear R onto Ponderosa Loop

HVR009

Location: 40.1748161315918, -105.295150756836

Vista overlooks Red Hill and a cluster of reservoirs

HVR010

Location: 40.1832656860352, -105.292816162109

Stay straight; bikes not allow on next two forest roads

HVR011

Location: 40.1872177124023, -105.294982910156

Enjoy quiet canyons and sunny mountainsides @ this overlook

HVR012

Location: 40.1731567382812, -105.296676635742

Close loop by turning R back onto Wapiti Trail; fast descent back to trailhead
Caution: Yield to anyone travelling uphill