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Two Elk Connector

Intermediate
 3.8 (5)

The best way to connect Vail resort to the long rides that go through Two Elk Pass.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

Singletrack

11,474' 3,497 m

High

10,968' 3,343 m

Low

513' 156 m

Up

91' 28 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

This is a great section of singletrack connecting the Two Elk Trail, Bowman's Shortcut, and the ski area.

Surprisingly easy singletrack climbs up through Outer Mongolia Bowl to the top of the Mongolia lift.

From there, follow the singletrack (not the dirt road or lift line) straight across. It stays above a rock band, which you eventually have to carry your bike through. Look for the obvious notch.

Several amazing long epic rides use this connection. Fantastic scenery in every direction.

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Shared By:

Nick Wilder

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 5 votes

#17

in Vail Resort

#12040

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Trail Rankings

#17

in Vail Resort

#1,199

in Colorado

#12,040

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A mountain biking "Sound of Music" moment!
Nov 6, 2012 near Vail, CO
Wildflower season makes this ride even closer to perfect.
Jul 7, 2013 near Vail, CO
Surveying Vail's back bowls.
Apr 10, 2013 near Vail, CO
The surprisingly easy connection from Two Elk trail to the ski area is really nice.
Nov 16, 2012 near Vail, CO
Hiking is the new Mountain Biking.
Sep 20, 2016 near Vail, CO
Coming up the final switchbacks immediately after entering Vail Ski Resort
Sep 15, 2014 near Vail, CO

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