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    Longmont, Colorado

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    Denver, CO
    Pathfinder | 190 pts
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    8/8/2010
    Did not hike this trail--no dogs allowed was posted!!! Did look like a nice area, but couldn't take advantage of the trail because of the no dogs posting.
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    Firestone, CO
    Adventurer | 207 pts
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    8/15/2008
    Heil is a fave when I don't have time for RMNP. It's good in summer due to shade provided. Moderate. 3+30 to do the whole loop, which at it's farthest point, looks at Hall Ranch. I've seen bears twice here- once a mom and her cub- made me nervous, but if you stay on the trail you are fine. Lots of deer.
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    Boulder, CO
    Adventurer | 200 pts
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    5/20/2008
    This is a nice trail. The ascent is a steady climb with low to moderate tachnical spots. Good signage leads you directly to the trailhead, and there is ample parking. No dogs! Oh well. Beautiful view down valley at Bear Peak and the flatirons through the beginning, and then a long climb through the woods. The loop at the top is fun, and the view from the vantage point is spectacular, of course. Lots of small rocks scatter the descent and my arms were rocked by the end. Overall fun, quick, and relatively easy.
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    Paoli, PA
    Adventurer | 261 pts
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    7/28/2007
    We took two hardtails here, and were expecting a good climb up to the loop. It was tougher than we expected, sandy trail with loose football size rocks in places, decent long climb 30+ minutes to the loop. The loop was fantastic, with a stop for a rest at the scenic overlook. Had we planned our time better, we would have done another loop, but we headed down for a fun twisty bone loosening descent. Great stuff, for east coasters, a manageable lung heaver for those in okay shape. Took 2 hours, bring water and a munch.
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    Denver, CO
    Pathfinder | 70 pts
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    5/10/2007
    This trail kick my ass but it was a blast! Very rocky but not so much taht you couldn't ride over them. The ride down was fast and technical... a perfect way to end the day.
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    Denver, CO
    Explorer | 40 pts
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    10/17/2005
    This is a nice trail for a day hike. It took the two of us to complete it about 4 1/2 hours with minimal rest breaks. The first part of the trail is out in the open, so if it is sunny out it can get hot here. So bring plenty of water and perhaps a hat. After about 3/4 of a mile you enter trees and begin a steady climb up to the loop. We took the loop in a counter clockwise direction, this makes it easier to manage the rock field going down the steep hill vs up. There are several beautiful views of the front range and mountians from the loop. Have fun, we did.
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    Trail Information

    Longmont
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    8
    Distance
    600 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    6,000 feet
    Trailhead Elevation
    feet
    Top Elevation
    Hiking, Horseback Riding
    Additional Use
    Heil Valley Ranch, Boulder County Open Space
    Local Contacts
    Boulder County Open Space Heil Valley Ranch; Latitude 40° Boulder County Trails
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