“Not a good trail, but amazing scenery and partially used on great rides.”
— Nick Wilder on Aug 27, 2013
DescriptionThis isn't a destination for experienced riders but it is remarkably scenic and used as an important connector. It's a wide, perfectly smooth dirt road used by Vail resorts that goes along the very top ridgeline of Vail Mountain. There are some moderate hills, but the altitude is so high, they're harder than they appear, and thus the intermediate rating (the technical difficulty is zero).
The scenery is especially good on the eastern half of the trail, which feels more remote. The famous back bowls spread out on one side of the mountain while the Gore range looms on the other.
Several great rides use the middle part of this trail, such as Bowmans Shortcut to Vail. It also provides a connection to and from Mill Creek Trail and Two Elk Trail.
ContactsLand Manager: USFS - White River National Forest Office
Jul 25 Air Force Academy Cadets and U.S. Forest Service Implement Final Phase of Bridge Construction at the Maroon Bells Scenic Loop Trail
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