“Quick access from the top of the Elk Camp Gondola to the west side of Snowmass.”
— Nathan Garfield
Start at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola and climb up towards the top of the Meadows lift. The trail then climbs up the Turkey Trot ski run, before diving into the woods and heading west. Once the trail crosses the Elk Camp work road, it is fun singletrack all the way to the intersection with the Cross Mountain trail. This intersection is basically the high point of the Cross Mountain trail, which can be ridden in either direction.
Head left on Cross Mountain to access the west side trails, or head right to get back to the lift-accessed trails.