The Tam Ventures video series exposes guests on ways to access the recreation at, or near, the resort. In this episode, we give you a look at one of our favorite cross country bike rides – Lower Pinnacle to Merlin to Wild Turkey to Pelican.
You’ll start at the Sports Dome where you can get a map and any tips from our staff. Then, take the paved Square Loop Trail (starts under the flags) to the top of the Poma lift. Turn left and ride alongside the Poma lift. At the bottom of the lift, turn right, go under the road bridge, bear left and hop onto the Lower Pinnacle Trail. You’ll go up and down a hill, cross a bridge, cross Pinnacle Road. You’ll stay on Lower Pinnacle and begin a climb. You’ll cross a large bridge (bear right at the fork with Creek Song intersection) and then cross a smaller bridge (bear right again at Merlin intersection). Here, you will take Merlin trail. Stay on Merlin where it intersects Gemini. The trail will begin a long (and fun) downhill section which will connect with Wild Turkey.
Ride Wild Turkey all the way to Discovery Drive, and cross over Discovery Drive, to get onto Pelican Trail. Pelican crosses a few cart paths and eventually leads you to an open meadow near Lake Cascade. Take this trail across the meadow, then to a short uphill section through the aspen grove. The trail will eventually lead you back to the Lodge at Osprey Meadows. Here, you can begin another ride… or just head to Seven Devils for a beverage! Questions? Call us at 208-325-1030