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 3.9 (9)

A newer, professionally built section of trail linking Heil Ranch with Lyons and Hall Ranch.


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5.1

Miles

8.1

KM

97%

Runnable

6,382' 1,945 m

High

5,402' 1,647 m

Low

1,000' 305 m

Up

21' 6 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

This newer section of trail was built to connect Heil Ranch down to Lyons, making it possible to link Heil Ranch and Hall Ranch together. With this trail, it's now possible to start a run in Lyons and make it up to Heil Ranch, where Heil was previously only accessed from the trailhead off of Lefthand Canyon.

The trail was designed and built by professional trail builders, with a goal of making a sustainable trail that would entertain all levels. The upper section of trail is quite rocky, just like the rest of Heil Ranch, and it can take quite a bit of energy to run in either direction.

This trail can be used in many ways. You can start a run in Lyons and make your way up to Heil, where you can run out-and-back from the Wild Turkey Trail at Heil. Or you can use it to link Heil with Hall, making for a pretty epic run.

Descending from the connection with the Wild Turkey Trail at Heil, be prepared for about 2.5 miles of constant small rocks, with some larger obstacles thrown in. Kids may have a hard time with this section.

About halfway down, you'll reach an old grain silo at the side of the trail, and the running becomes smoother and generally easier from here. The remaining section down to Lyons is easy-rolling fun.

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Tom Robson

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  3.9 from 9 votes

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Photos

Such a relief to finally make it up to that bench at this intersection.
Oct 20, 2015 near Lyons, CO
Day 36 Fire Engine
Jun 18, 2015 near Lyons, CO
This is the look on my face the whole time I'm riding.
Oct 20, 2015 near Lyons, CO
A great resting spot with a little shade.  There's a sign on the rock commemorating the work done by the Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance to build this trail in 2008.
Oct 20, 2015 near Lyons, CO
Looking north at the escarpments above Lyons.
Jun 3, 2016 near Lyons, CO

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May 25, 2020
Matt T
Beautiful trail!
May 8, 2018
Katie Dalsimer
Great conditions. Dry almost everywhere. Already getting warm in the open, bring plenty of water and sunscreen! 14.7mi
Apr 22, 2018
Brooke Webster
closed due to muddy conditions :(
Jul 1, 2017
Jen McMurtrey
11.5mi
May 6, 2017
Brooke Webster