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166 mi 267 km of trail 9 Featured Rides

Easy Trails 24 Trails Intermediate Trails 29 Trails Hard Trails 5 Trails

Local Info

When locals to refer to riding in Eagle County they often use the terms 'Up Valley and Down Valley'.

Up Valley is all about the quintessential aspen and alpine singletrack that Colorado is known for. Vail is at the epicenter. Rides like Meadow Mountain / Line Shack and Whiskey Creek and Bowmans Shortcut to Two Elk are classic. For some new school gravity riding on Vail Mountain, check out Radio Flyer and Big Mamba.

Down Valley is much drier and has a longer riding season. From mid-April to possibly October, mountain bikers can enjoy high sage desert riding. Don't miss the Boneyard Loop and Eagle Ranch Loops, super fun singletrack that surrounds the town of Eagle.

Camping & Lodging

As a very popular resort destination, there are a multitude of places to stay from a tent to 5 star and beyond accommodation. Vail and Beaver Creek have oodles of hotel rooms and condos while Edwards west to Eagle has a handful of hotel options.

Camping is plentiful on USFS and BLM lands throughout the county from primitive sites to established campgrounds.

Visiting Tips

Up Valley - mid June to early October depending on the snow. Some Vail trails on the north side of I-70 are closed until June 15. Two Elk and Whiskey Creek are closed until July 1.

Down Valley - mid April to late October. Town of Eagle trails in Eagle Ranch are closed from December 15-April 15.

Other Activities

The Vail and Eagle Valleys are mountain playgrounds. Rafting, kayaking, and fly-fishing are just a few of the activities available when not riding.

Areas Within Vail

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2.0 mi 3.2 km
#1 Radio Flyer
Vail, CO
2.0 mi 3.2 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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9 days ago
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4.1 mi 6.6 km
#2 Grand Traverse
Vail, CO
4.1 mi 6.6 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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10 days ago
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10.0 mi 16.0 km
#3 Two Elk Trail
Vail, CO
10.0 mi 16.0 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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10 days ago
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3.0 mi 4.8 km
#4 Big Mamba
Vail, CO
3.0 mi 4.8 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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10 days ago
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0.7 mi 1.1 km
#5 Lower Radio Flyer
Vail, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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10 days ago
Vail, CO
4.4 mi 7.2 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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Dry
22 days ago
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Vail, CO
4.3 mi 6.9 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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10 days ago
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Frisco, CO
4.4 mi 7.1 km Frisco, CO
Unknown
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2.2 mi 3.5 km
#9 Two Elk Connector
Vail, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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10 days ago
4.6 mi 7.3 km
#10 Bowmans Shortcut
Frisco, CO
4.6 mi 7.3 km Frisco, CO
All Clear
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10 days ago
Vail, CO
3.0 mi 4.8 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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Dry: Duffy. The place needs some rain!
9 days ago
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0.9 mi 1.5 km
#12 Magic Forest
Vail, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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10 days ago
2.0 mi 3.3 km
#13 Hank's Hideaway
Vail, CO
2.0 mi 3.3 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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10 days ago
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3.6 mi 5.9 km
#14 Game Creek Trail
Vail, CO
3.6 mi 5.9 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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21 days ago
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Frisco, CO
2.8 mi 4.5 km Frisco, CO
Minor Issues
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Mostly Dry - More stream crossings than I was expecting. Overgrown track.
15 days ago
4.9 mi 8.0 km
#16 Cougar Ridge
Minturn, CO
4.9 mi 8.0 km Minturn, CO
Minor Issues
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Fallen Trees - Many fallen trees on the trail which require you to get off your bike.
9 days ago
13 
Vail, CO
2.9 mi 4.7 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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Dry
22 days ago
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Vail, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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10 days ago
1.9 mi 3.1 km
#19 Fred's Lunch
Vail, CO
1.9 mi 3.1 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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fun & technical
9 days ago
12.4 mi 20.0 km
#20 Piney Lake Rd (700)
Avon, CO
12.4 mi 20.0 km Avon, CO
Unknown
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