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Big Mamba

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 3.8 from 8 votes
  Intermediate from 2 votes
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Rank: #17 in the Vail and Eagle area
#216 in Colorado
#1,493 Overall
Trail near Vail,  area, 
“Radio Flyer's sibling - a flow trail straight down Vail Mountain”
Nick Wilder on Sep 8, 2012
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3.0 Miles 0’ Ascent 10,249’ High 8.0% Avg Grade
Singletrack Type -1,274’ Descent 8,976’ Low 14.4% Max Grade
Description
This is Radio Flyer's sibling. Not as good (it doesn't flow as well, and it's a lot rockier), but it's still a lot of fun.

Starting right under the gondola, the trail switchbacks on smooth trail with nice berms that might be a little tight for beginners. You'll cross several roads and ski runs and then into the woods where the fun notches up. Glide through the aspens on great downhill-style banked turns. End up on a dirt road and finish off with Hank's Hideaway or Liondown to the base.

Can be crowded - be polite and keep your good trail karma.
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COMMENTS
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4.6 (13)
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PHOTOS of Big Mamba
 4.8 from 18 votes
Through the aspens on Big Mamba (Vail, CO)
 4.0 from 2 votes
Near the end of Big Mamba. (Vail, CO)
 3.5 from 2 votes
Great flow through the trees! (Vail, CO)
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