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Line Shack

Intermediate
 3.3 (8)

Hop on Line Shack to experience great views and pleasant meadows along a long dirt-road climb.


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5.0

Miles

8.1

KM

Doubletrack

9,783' 2,982 m

High

7,746' 2,361 m

Low

2,040' 622 m

Up

5' 1 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

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Description

Though never technically difficult, and the grade is rarely very steep, Line Shack climbs relentlessly over 2,000' up a dirt road. That might make it a grade harder for many. The most strenuous part of the trail is near the top, where the doubletrack steepens for a 100-meter section and the tread becomes loose with baby-head rocks and hard-to-navigate ruts.

Come ride this area of Meadow Mountain in the autumn to see its bountiful aspen forests explode in fiery fall color.

Upon reaching the top of the dirt road, you'll encounter the trail's namesake: the Line Shack. Complete with bunk beds, a wood stove, and a small kitchen area, this rustic cabin offers visitors everything from a fun summertime novelty, to a welcome, sheltered lunch spot during bad weather, to even a wonderful place to overnight on a quick bikepacking outing. Needless to say, it's a unique spot that's worth checking out!

After reaching the top of Line Shack, look east to catch the entrance to Whisky Creek near the back of the cabin for a wild, rooty ride back to the parking area.

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Shared By:

Nick Wilder

Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 8 votes

#8

in Vail

#15751

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in Vail

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in Colorado

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Photos

The Line Shack at the top of the climb.
Jul 21, 2019 near Minturn, CO
Looking northeast just a few yards from the line shack.
Oct 3, 2015 near Minturn, CO
Finishing the climb up Meadow Mountain.
Sep 19, 2015 near Minturn, CO
Arriving at the top of the climb.
Nov 16, 2012 near Minturn, CO
Cruising up Meadow Mountain in the fall.
Sep 19, 2015 near Minturn, CO
Almost to the top
Jul 23, 2014 near Minturn, CO

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Sep 29, 2019
Tim McCabe
Jun 27, 2019
Jake Si
still a fair amount of snow melt and muddy sections 5mi
Sep 13, 2017
Raúl Gross
Jun 24, 2017
Jeff H
Jun 21, 2014
John Comunale