Turniphead – Mayer Gulch – Bailey Ride

Difficulty: Moderate
Accessibility:  Bike, Hike, Horse
Trail Length: 4.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 773 ft.
Elevation Loss: 778 ft.
Trail time: 1:00
Highlights: A great introduction to riding in Eagle

This trail is a great introduction to mountain biking in Eagle.  Along with Riddle/ Wall this trail demonstrates the challenges and joys of the sport, all within a short, closed loop. Descending Turniphead is a fun, easy single track.  After crossing the creek on the bridge provided the trail makes a short climb.  At the intersection with Mayer Gulch the trail begins a long, steady climb up Mayer Gulch.  Beware of downhill riders while climbing.  The trail has a short downhill around the 2.5 mile mark and then slowly climbs Second Gulch.  Bailey offers first a semi-steep climb and then a steep downhill section that brings the rider back to the parking area.

Alternate Route: Park in Eagle Ranch Village or the Brush Creek Pavilion. Ride to the Haystacker Trailhead. Ride the loop starting and ending at the Haystacker Trailhead.

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