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Bowmans Shortcut

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 4.1 (10)

Spectacular scenery & great singletrack make this a great short ride and part of several big rides.


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4.6

Miles

7.3

KM

Singletrack

11,703' 3,567 m

High

10,825' 3,299 m

Low

1,150' 351 m

Up

1,010' 308 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

Park right at the start of the singletrack, or anywhere on the Shrine Pass road. A 700' climb starts things out, with a few short sections most people will have to hike.

Then cruise along a ridge and open meadows on mostly flat terrain with amazing scenery in all directions.

Turn around or continue on a big adventure to Two Elk Trail or to Vail mountain.

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Shared By:

Nick Wilder

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 10 votes

#11

in Vail Resort

#7031

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#11

in Vail Resort

#675

in Colorado

#7,031

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The Gore range across the valley
Nov 16, 2012 near Minturn, CO
Bowan's Shortcut starts out scenic and just gets better and better.
Nov 16, 2012 near Minturn, CO
The 10-Mile Range in Fall.
Sep 20, 2016 near Minturn, CO
This place is called "Top of the World" for good reason!
Nov 16, 2012 near Minturn, CO
A sneak peak of the view a mile or so before it totally up at the "Top of the World".
Nov 6, 2012 near Minturn, CO
The scenery near the Top of the World section of trail makes for a great rest stop at the top of the climb.
Jul 7, 2013 near Minturn, CO

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Sep 6, 2020
Trent R
Good ride. Rooty. Some major steep of climb. Nice views.
Jul 15, 2018
Snowboard Biker
Oct 17, 2015
Chad Fonger
Oct 5, 2015
Paul Stanley