Turkey Springs is a great cross-country style trail system with 30+ miles of intertwining beginner and intermediate multi-use trails nestled within a ponderosa pine forest. Numerous loops originating from several different trailheads are available. Gravel forest service access roads and ATV trails provide additional connectivity and loop options. The area offers aspen stands, large open parks, rock outcroppings. The terrain is generally fairly gentle but rocks, short steep pitches and side slopes add variety.

GPX file credit: MTB Project

(31.87 km)

Skill Level

Beginner to Intermediate

Elevation gain

Travel Tips

  • Know before you go! Get detailed trail information and conditions at pagosatrails.org.
  • Stop in The Hub Bike Shop in Pagosa Springs for expert advice on where to ride. Pick up maps, gear and supplies or rent bikes from their large fleet of kids bikes and trailers, cruisers, mountain bikes, road bikes and e-bikes.
  • While well marked, it is easy to become turned around or end up on the ATV trails. Stop at each intersection and consult a map.
  • The Turkey Springs trailhead is 5.3 miles north on Piedra Road from the intersection of Piedra Road and 160 highway. The trailhead parking lot is on the left, immediately after the cattle guard.
  • With three breweries and a locally owned taphouse in Pagosa Springs, you won’t go thirsty.
A person rides a bike on a mountain bike trail with rocks nearby.


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