Heil Valley Ranch
Aliases: Lefthand Canyon
Several trails on this 5,000 acre property wind through ponderosa pine forests and foothill meadows. The trails are very popular with hikers and mountain bikers, but with luck, especially first thing in the morning, you could run into Wild Turkeys or Dusky Grouse. Easier to find species include Western Tanager, Pygmy Nuthatch, and Black-headed Grosbeak, not to mention several species of squirrels. Please be aware dogs are not allowed at this property.
Directions: From Boulder: go north on US Hwy 36 about 4 miles to Lefthand Canyon Dr. Head west on Lefthand Canyon Dr. and in 0.7 miles, go north onto Geer Canyon Dr. Head north for approximately 1 mile; the road will curve to the west and the Heil Ranch parking lot will be on the north.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations, No dogs allowed.
Parking: Gravel parking areas
Lodging: Hotels in Longmont or Boulder
Handicapped Access: None