The 3.87-mile "Practice Loop" is a good way to introduce yourself to the kind of mountain biking and terrain you might expect throughout the Turkey Springs area.
Note:Be aware that neither the Gate 5 trailhead nor the "Practice Loop" route has any directional signage. This is a local “social trail.” Go there with a Boy Scout mindset: be prepared with map, compass, GPS, extra clothing, cell phone, water and whatever else you’ll need to stay safe in the forest.
Directions to Gate 5 (see map at right):
Turn north off highway 160 onto North Pagosa Blvd. Drive 3.7 miles. Look to your left opposite Mockingbird Place to see the forest entry gate #5.
The map below shows the driving route from the Hwy 160 / N. Pagosa Blvd. intersections to the Gate 5 trailhead.
Note: You should be able to manipulate the Google map, below, to zoom in, click and drag, and see different terrain and satellite images.
Note: To download and print the map below see the attached PDF files at the bottom of this page.