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Bowmans Shortcut

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Trail

4.6 mile 7.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,150' 351 m
Descent: -1,010' -308 m
High: 11,703' 3,567 m
Low: 10,825' 3,299 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

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

Nick Wilder

Electric Mountain Bikes 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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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Jul 15, 2018
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Oct 17, 2015
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Oct 5, 2015
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Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 7 votes

#7

in Vail Resort

#6521

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  4.1 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#7

in Vail Resort

#615

in Colorado

#6,521

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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
Fall in this area is full of great sites.
Sep 20, 2016 near Minturn, CO

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