Panorama on Heil Valley Ranch MTB trail near Boulder, Colorado
Panorama on Heil Valley Ranch MTB trail near Boulder, Colorado

Heil Valley Ranch Mountain Biking Trail

Boulder
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Heil Valley Ranch Mountain Biking Trail

Distance: 7.9mi
Elevation: 951ft
Time: 1.5-2.5h

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Heil Valley Ranch is a popular MTB trail just north of Boulder that boasts semi-technical rocky trails in a picturesque setting. The halfway point of Heil Valley Ranch is one of our favourite overlooks, definitely take a moment to stop, catch your breath, and take in the view!

Heil Valley Ranch Mountain Biking Trail Map

Getting there

From Boulder head north on Broadway (7) until you reach the intersection with US-36. Take US-36 north towards Lyons. Turn left onto Lefthand Canyon Dr. and a right onto Geer Canyon Dr. Follow the Heil Valley Ranch signs to the trailhead parking lot.

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About

Route Signage

Good

Crowd Levels

Moderate

Route Type

Out and back


Heil Valley Ranch
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Route Description for Heil Valley Ranch

Take the Wapiti Trail from the trailhead, this is the start of the out and back section of the route. Wapiti is a rocky trail that steadily climbs out of Heil Valley through the dense pine forest. Pedaling through the heart pumping climb, the trail runs into a trail junction with Ponderosa Loop.

Take Ponderosa Loop clockwise for a fun, flowy downhill section to the scenic overlook. After taking in the views at the overlook, continue around Ponderosa Loop and start bombing downhill, back down Wapiti Trial.

For the sake of comfort, a full suspension bike wouldn’t hurt smooth out the rocky descent.

Insider Hints

  • Connect Heil Valley Ranch to Hall Ranch via Wild Turkey Loop and Picture Rock Trail for a BIG DAY of riding!

Comments

Annie Smith 3 years ago

Hard push at the start but lots of fun after that, Heil Valley Ranch is one I would do again.

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RocKing 3 years ago

Good views throughout the whole ride. A few tricky spots but a lot of fun in general.

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Cykelly 3 years ago

The Heil Valley ranch point was breathtaking!

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