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Village to Village Tour

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Rank: #4 in the Vail area
#231 in CO, #1,848 Overall
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Featured Ride near Avon,  area, 
“A beginner or intermediate tour of Beaver Creek and Arrowhead.”
Nick Wilder on Aug 22, 2013
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14.623.4 milesKilometers 2,046’624 m Ascent 8,929’2,722 m High 5% Avg Grade (3°)
75% Singletrack -2,048’-624 m Descent 7,369’2,246 m Low 24% Max Grade (14°)
Overview
Beaver Creek has a lot of nice trails, many centered around the Cinch lift, but this is the best cross-country tour of the area for beginners and intermediates. It's never very hard, and you can take the bus instead of the first long climb and save over 1,000 of climbing!
Description
Starting from one of the lower parking lots (the Bear lot is used most often), you can either take the Beaver Creek Bike Path up to the base area (an easy, but solidly uphill cruise on a paved path), or just take the free bus that welcomes bikes.

Navigate through the base area and start climbing up Cinch on mostly dirt roads for a few hundred vertical feet until you get to Allie's Way. It's marked (it will be on your right, just at a switchback), but make sure you look out for it.

Allie's Way is a delightful singletrack through aspens with a moderate grade the entire way. It crosses Beaver Creek on a new bridge and ends at Beaver Lake Trail. Take a left and in just 200 feet you'll be at the start of Village to Village Trail.

This is a very long trail, covering lots of terrain, mostly on easy, wide singletrack through aspens and ski runs. You traverse west all the way to the edge of the Arrowhead ski area, where you make a turn right and start a 1200' descent to the base. It's a lot of vertical, but the surface is pretty easy and the switchbacks are nice and wide.

Once at the base area, follow roads back east until you hit highway 6. A short and easy jaunt will return you to your car.
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PHOTOS of Village to Village Tour
 3.0 from 2 votes
Nice flowers on Allie's Way (Avon, Colorado)
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Wide, easy, and great for beginners! (Avon, Colorado)
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Beaver Creek and the Gore Range in the background (Avon, Colorado)
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Aspen cruisin' (Avon, Colorado)
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New bridge over Beaver Creek (Avon, Colorado)
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Looking up-valley on the Eagle Valley Paved Path (Avon, Colorado)
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Wildflowers on the Beaver Creek Village Path (Avon, Colorado)
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Cruising up to Beaver Creek Village (Avon, Colorado)
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The path as it winds through the village (Avon, Colorado)
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Pleasant section of the Eagle Valley Path, along the Eagle River (Avon, Colorado)
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