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Paulie's Plunge

Consensus:    (details)
 4.0 from 3 votes
  Difficult from 2 votes
Rank: #17 in the Vail and Eagle area
#230 in CO, #1,596 Overall
Views: 456. Last 30 days: 1
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Trail near Avon,  area, 
“Super fun steep descent through aspens.”
Nick Wilder on Jul 3, 2013
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1.93.0 milesKilometers 12’4 m Ascent 9,163’2,793 m High 13.9% Avg Grade
Singletrack Type -1,356’-413 m Descent 7,818’2,383 m Low 20.2% Max Grade
Restrictions
Closed May 1- June 30.
Description
This one starts off with some rocky drops and roots in an aspen forest valley. It smoothes out a bit, but there will still be sections with short drops that intermediates may want to walk. Experts will be able to ride just about everything.

After a while the trail stops descending quite so fast and crosses a beautiful creek using a skinny bridge. Then more of the same through a rocky valley with partially cleared pine forests and aspens. The bottom is much less steep, smooth and super-fast fun until it ends at the Eagle Vail Trail.
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COMMENTS
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4.7 (3)
A big loop with great scenery and varied riding.
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4.6 (13)
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 5.0 from 2 votes
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 4.0 from 2 votes
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