Turkey Flats

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10
miles

Intermediate

Singletrack
↑ 1,400 ft
↓ 1,300 ft
8,868
elevation (ft)
3.9
avg mph
23
ridden
15
wishlist
2:40
avg time

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AVERAGE RATING
3.83 out of 5
About This Trail
added by petersbike Gramcounter on September 3, 2005
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Get on your bike and head up the road you came in on. go about 1 mile and pick up singletrack(turkey flats) on left. ride through meadows. Come to trail intersection at little over 2 miles stay on turkey flats trail you will come out onto a road in another mile. take a right on this road which is reservoir #1 road. Follow this road up and past a lake through alternating doubletrack/singletrack and FR. At 6.5 miles take right on ORV trail. At ~ 7.5miles take right onto trail and go down great trail to intersection youve been to before . This is the turkey flats intersection you can take a left and backtrack to the beginning or you can go right and take trail to road but this time take left at road and it will bring you back to parking lot.
This trail has great singletrack and beautiful aspen meadows. Occasional sand in turns so watck your speed. Nice break from the heat of the grand valley.
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timborocksloud on July 31, 2014
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Review: I am giving this a three. Every time I think I am an intermediate mountain biker, I ride a trail like this that kinda chews me up and spits me out.
Gorgeous trail overall with fantastic scenery. Too many hike a bikes for my fitness/skill level.

We rode it 7/27/14 and there were sooo many speed sucking sandy portions. Lots of bugs as well. So bring your bug spray.

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pernicious on July 24, 2013
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Review: Fun trail, good climbing fun descending. Bring your bug juice there are a lot biting insects. Do the ride mid week you'll be by yourself.

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Guest on June 29, 2013
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Review: This is a great ride to get up out of the Grand Valley on the really hot smoggy days. The best loop ride goes in to the junction of Turkey Flats and Haypress (1.5 miles), then clockwise down to the road, up to Fruita Resevoir #1 and then over the top to Haypress back to the junction and out. Nice aspen grove single track for the trail sections, save for a few rocky bits a tendency for loose sand when in drought and one or two steep climbing sections.

BEWARE OF HOSTILE FISHERMEN at the reservoir, one tried to kick my front wheel on the brief section to the water! 3/5 rating for sections on dirt road and OHV trails. Neither detracts from a nice high meadow loop ride significantly. Thanks to the Equestrian folks who maintain this trail.

Similar Trail: Prospect loop in Telluride.

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wrestle203 on August 29, 2012
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Review: awesome ride to get out of the heat. a total of 9 miles with combining Turkey Flats, Hay press, Ridge trail & Fruita Res. #1. The uphill was tough due to the amount of roots on the trail. but the downhill was great.

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brgstrm on September 19, 2010
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Review: Great trail to ride if you have been doing desert rides all summer. If you like the classic mountain singletrack in the timber with tech climbs, root drops and shade this for you.

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lostcause on June 6, 2009
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Review: Still a little muddy in places and some trees across the trail. Nice easy singletrack through a beautiful forest.

Similar Trail: Bears Ears, Uncomphgre

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Turkey Flats MTB Trail 3.83 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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