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Game Creek Trail

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Rank: #15 in Vail and Eagle
#301 in Colorado
#2,455 Overall
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“A great cross county descent outside the ski area.”
Nick Wilder on Sep 9, 2012
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3.6 Miles Singletrack Type 0’ Ascent -2,399’ Descent 7,927’ Low 10,326’ High
Description
Leave the ski area and cruise down the ridge west of Eagle Bahn gondola terminal. Turn left at the one intersection (the Matterhorn trail goes to the right). Follow an old road to a beautiful meadow and Game Creek. Follow the creek down mostly easy riding on smooth trail. There are some minor technical difficulties near the end, but easy to walk through if you're the cautious type.

Though the trail is not hard, it feels much more remote than most Vail rides, and is something of an adventure.
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PHOTOS of Game Creek Trail
 5.0 from 2 votes
Wildflowers in July (Minturn, CO)
 4.7 from 3 votes
It's like a powder day on your bike! Superb trail in superb aspens. (Minturn, CO)
 4.0 from 2 votes
Easy riding, jaw-dropping scenery. (Vail, CO)
 4.0 from 2 votes
Flower profusion! (Minturn, CO)
 4.0 from 2 votes
Yet more flowers. (Minturn, CO)
 4.0 from 2 votes
Fantastic flowers in July (Minturn, CO)
 3.5 from 2 votes
Well over a mile of this, and you'll wish there was more! (Minturn, CO)
 3.3 from 3 votes
Leaving the ski area (Vail, CO)
 3.0 from 2 votes
A great stretch of singletrack that seems to be on an abandoned road. (Minturn, CO)
 3.0 from 2 votes
Time to descend along the creek (Minturn, CO)
 3.0 from 2 votes
Fun, that's all I can say. (Minturn, CO)
 3.0 from 1 vote
A nice open meadow where the trail meets the creek. (Minturn, CO)
 2.7 from 3 votes
The intersection between Game Creek Trail (left) and Matterhorn Trail (r... (Minturn, CO)
 2.5 from 2 votes
A 50' technical section where a cliff has broken apart above the trail. ... (Minturn, CO)
 2.0 from 2 votes
Where the trail meets Minturn. (Minturn, CO)
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