Hiking Project Logo

greenBlue Picture Rock

Trail

5.1 mile 8.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,000' 305 m
Descent: -21' -6 m
High: 6,382' 1,945 m
Low: 5,402' 1,647 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Tom Robson

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

Tom Robson

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly A perfect outing for the family with expansive views and moderate grades.

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 hike 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 hike in either direction.

This trail can be used in many ways. You can start a hike in Lyons and make your way up to Heil, where you can hike 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 hike.

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 hiking becomes smoother and generally easier from here. The remaining section down to Lyons is easy-rolling fun.

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

Sep 15, 2018
Helene Gaglioti
Jul 21, 2018
Helen Lyons
Beautiful scenery! Narrow trail and a lot of mountain bikers. Everyone was very friendly! 6.7mi
Jun 29, 2017
Jim Wilson
Warm. Too many bikes
Jan 8, 2017
Dana Pearson

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 8 votes

#6792

Overall
  4.0 from 8 votes
5 Star
25%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
25%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#598

in Colorado

#6,792

Overall
92 Views Last Month
1,838 Since Jun 1, 2015
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

17%
67%
17%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking