Heil Valley Ranch
- Physical DifficultyThis is the average user-submitted rating on the physical difficulty of this route. In general, green is beginner, blue is intermediate, black is advanced/most difficult and double-black is expert-only. It is recommended that users build up to black and double-black routes.
- Technical DifficultyThis is the average user-submitted rating on the technical difficulty of this route. In general, green is beginner, blue is intermediate, black is advanced/most difficult and double-black is expert-only. It is recommended that users build up to black and double-black routes.
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!
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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 for Heil Valley Ranch
- Connect Heil Valley Ranch to Hall Ranch via Wild Turkey Loop and Picture Rock Trail for a BIG DAY of riding!
Getting to the Heil Valley Ranch Trailhead
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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