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Nottingham Ridge Trail

Difficult

Trail

6.4 mile 10.4 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 866' 264 m
Descent: -1,970' -600 m
High: 10,524' 3,208 m
Low: 9,159' 2,792 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Jason Lampenrider

An okay singletrack trail connecting Buck Creek with Red and White Mountain Rd.

Jason Lampenrider

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Description

This trail was recently (2016) realigned by the USFS to include a connection from Red and White Mountain Rd. The trail no longer connects to Davos Trail.

This trail is not particularly exciting or technically difficult, it's just quite narrow at times, thus the Black rating. In the direction mapped here, you can coast to keep your pedals from hitting the edges, but the opposite direction might present a few challenges in places. It's commonly used by motocross riders, and therefore, substantially rutted in a number of sections at the time of writing. As mapped here, access to the start is also a challenge.

If given the choice of descending Buck Creek or Nottingham Ridge, I would choose Buck Creek unless I didn't want to finish in Avon. The hearty climber could make a loop climbing Davos Hill Climb to Nottingham Ridge (the opposite direction than mapped here), and connecting to Buck Creek.

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

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Aug 15, 2015
Neal Henzler
Nice cruise thru the aspens and pines. Keep heading west past Buck Creek to cross Metcalf Creek and intercept Wildridge Road. This part is very r... — 4h 30m
Jul 12, 2013
Jason Lampenrider

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  2.0 from 2 votes

#16

in Vail

#26748

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#16

in Vail

#2,493

in Colorado

#26,748

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Looks like an old ski run... but it's just a beautiful alpine meadow
Jun 11, 2013 near Avon, CO
Open meadow and narrow trail
Jul 13, 2013 near Avon, CO
Caught in a rainstorm descending Buck Creek and connecting to Notthingham Ridge.
Jul 13, 2013 near Avon, CO

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