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Son of Middle Creek

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  3.7 from 7 votes
blue  Intermediate from 3 votes
Rank: #6 in the White River National Forest area
#325 in CO, #3,050 Overall
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Trail in the area near Vail,
“A nice singletrack through pine and aspen forests”
Nick Wilder on Oct 10, 2012
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2.13.3 milesKilometers 397’121 m Ascent 9,677’2,950 m High 7% Avg Grade (4°)
Singletrack Type -359’-109 m Descent 9,397’2,864 m Low 18% Max Grade (10°)
Closed May 1 - June 15
Great views of Vail through a pretty nice aspen forest, though not the most pristine in the area. Lots of loop possibilites with the North Trail (East) and Red Sandstone Rd. See the ride called Red Sandstone Rd to Son of Middle Creek.

Usually done as a descent, but totally climbable.
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4.9 (7)
A life-changing 485 mile ride on the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango.
near Roxborough Park, CO
4.7 (15)
A grand tour combining amazing alpine scenery with Vail's finest flow trails.
near Frisco, CO
4.6 (12)
An epic ride with spectacular singletrack, scenery, and a 4,600' descent.
near Frisco, CO

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PHOTOS of Son of Middle Creek
  4.0 from 2 votes
The transition from Son of Middle Creek to North Trail. (Vail, CO)
  4.0 from 2 votes
An Aspen alley on Son of Middle Creek. (Vail, CO)
  4.0 from 1 vote
The nearly ever-present view of Mt of the Holy Cross (Vail, CO)
  4.0 from 1 vote
View of the Lionshead part of Vail (Vail, CO)
  4.0 from 1 vote
View of Vail Village (Vail, CO)
  3.7 from 3 votes
The scenery keeps riders motivated on the climb up Son of Middle Creek. (Vail, CO)
  3.0 from 1 vote
Amazing light in the aspens. (Vail, CO)
  2.0 from 3 votes
Start of Son of Middle Creek Trail (Vail, CO)