Wapiti Trail

4.33 out of 5
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↑ 1,500 ft
↓ 300 ft
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
This short trail is rocky, and is a tough climb on the way up. Once you're at the top, you can connect to the Ponderosa Loop and the rest of the Heil Valley trails. Although going up isn't much fun, the descent back down is a really good one. Just be careful of people coming up—you can get going pretty fast in the straights!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (6)

Bunny Hop

July 13, 2018
Erik P Bunny Hop  
Review: Amazing climb and even better descent. Such a great ride. Though it was my first ride at elevation first day in CO, and the 1.5h climb took me almost 3 hours. The trip down was much shorter (~15 mins).

Granny Gear

August 20, 2017
kilo523 Granny Gear  
Review: Lots of rocks, but a good trail. Well maintained.


March 22, 2017
Review: always a good trail, you need to learn the line to enjoy the downhill Uphill is hard if you do not have enough body english to hover over the rocks

Similar Trail: Walker ranch, Mount Falcon


May 28, 2014
jkey6 Gnarly  
Review: Challenging ascent to the top but I think it is the most enjoyable climb on the front range. Technical enough to make it interesting but not so much that you have to hike-a-bike through anything. The top loop has gotten much more flowy over the past year of trail work. Still plenty of rocks to leave your butt sore but much better than it used to be. The descent down Wapiti is one of my favorites in the area.


October 4, 2012
alskoj Gnarly  
Review: This section of Heil is about 2.5 miles from the Wapiti TH to the Ponderosa loop. All climbing to the top but a great ride back down. Rocky at times but there’s also some really sweet singletrack and jumps. This trail connects to the Ponderosa loop and the other sections of Heil Valley Ranch. There’s a sign that says “Watch out for Mt. Lions”! I didn’t see any but there are some in the area. I did see some turkeys though. 49/Trek Superfly FS

* Review edited 10/4/2012

Similar Trail: Hall Ranch Betasso Connector Trail


August 29, 2012
dralbright Gramcounter  
Review: One of my favorite parts of Heil Valley, because of the descent. The climb is challenging, but not so much so that it's impossible or no fun. Going up to the top, around Ponderosa, and back down is a good 90-minute ride that'll give you a little bit of everything. And a lot of rocks. This is a really rocky trail.

Wapiti Trail MTB Trail 4.33 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
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