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Bowmans Shortcut

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Rank: #2 in Frisco and Silverthorne
#144 in Colorado
#1,114 Overall
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“Spectacular scenery & great singletrack make this a great short ride and part of several big rides.”
Nick Wilder on Sep 16, 2012
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4.6 Miles Singletrack Type 1,150’ Ascent -1,010’ Descent 10,825’ Low 11,703’ High
Park right at the start of the singletrack, or anywhere on the Shrine Pass road. A 700' climb starts things out, with a few short sections most people will have to hike.

Then cruise along a ridge and open meadows on mostly flat terrain with amazing scenery in all directions.

Turn around or continue on a big adventure to Two Elk Trail or to Vail mountain.
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5.0 (4)
A life-changing 485 mile ride on the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango.
near Columbine Valley, CO
4.4 (9)
A grand tour combining amazing alpine scenery with Vail's finest flow trails.
near Red Cliff, CO
4.4 (9)
An epic ride with spectacular singletrack, scenery, and a 4,600' descent.
near Frisco, CO

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