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A nice long tour of Beaver Creek and Arrowhead.


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Map Key

7.4

Miles

11.9

KM

Singletrack

8,936' 2,724 m

High

7,408' 2,258 m

Low

585' 178 m

Up

2,031' 619 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Need to Know

This trail is subject to a USFS seasonal closure from 5/6 - 6/30 to protect deer and elk during calving season

Description

This trail is best done downhill, as mapped here. To get to the start, either take Beaver Lake Trail, or better (and longer), take Cinch to Allie's Way.

You start on what must have once been a road, but is now a wide singletrack on a bench cut through aspen groves. It's very smooth and peaceful. It then curves around and crosses a few ski runs and climbs up just a bit through a few switchbacks.

More aspens... more ski runs... and then a residential area with a few road crossing that are all well marked. There's a tiny detour to a picnic table with a great view of the valley far below.

Now you're in Bachelor Gulch and travel over a raised wooden platform over a boggy section. Continue on to the Arrowhead ski area and it gets noticeably drier and the views turn more to the west.

Once at the west end of the ski area, you have finished over 5 miles of flat riding and now descend a long way all the way to the base of Arrowhead. It's relatively steep, but the switchbacks are very wide and the surface is nice and tacky. Dowhill will be fine for beginners, but it might be a tough uphill if you're not used to the altitude.

Contacts

Shared By:

Nick Wilder with improvements by Sam Chipkin

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 15 votes

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in Beaver Creek

#8090

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  3.9 from 15 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Beaver Creek

#781

in Colorado

#8,090

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Photos

Junction of Village to Village and the Stack It Trail. Right before my OTB fiasco from a hidden stump, Stack It switchback.
Jul 21, 2019 near Avon, CO
Wide, easy, and great for beginners!
Aug 22, 2013 near Avon, CO
Beaver Creek's "not exactly roughing it" ad campaign extends to some of the bike trails...
Aug 22, 2013 near Avon, CO
Beaver Creek and the Gore Range in the background
Aug 22, 2013 near Avon, CO

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Sep 30, 2023
Scott Hampel
Sep 24, 2023
Gabriel Birch
Amazed
Jul 30, 2022
Alicia Root
More intermediate than beginner with undulating singletrack and slightly wider track. Good mix of terrain and gorgeous scenery.
Sep 11, 2021
Karl Kliewer
Jul 5, 2020
William Mahoney
Family on village to village tour
May 30, 2020
Jesse Sanders
The trail is closed pretty early on for elk calving
Sep 29, 2019
Tim Tonk
rode this from start to beginning of elkhorn. flat and through aspens with views of mountain ridge
Jul 30, 2018
Andres Rodriguez
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