Line Shack

 4 votes

5.0 Miles 8.1 Kilometers


Doubletrack

2,040' 622 m

Ascent

-5' -1 m

Descent

9,783' 2,982 m

High

7,746' 2,361 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

All Clear

68 days agoUpdate

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

Nick Wilder

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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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in Vail

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This is a super stiff, steady climb from Minturn up to the top at the Line Shack, but it's oh so worth it to rip down Whiskey Creek. In the fall, it's one of the best rides anywhere in Colorado. Jul 9, 2017


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