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Main Vail Road

 2.5 (4)

4.1 Miles 6.6 Kilometers


Doubletrack

1,087' 331 m

Ascent

-124' -38 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

11,335' 3,455 m

High

10,372' 3,161 m

Low

Shared By Nick Wilder

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Not a good trail, but amazing scenery and partially used on great rides.

Nick Wilder

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Description

This isn't a destination for experienced riders but it is remarkably scenic and used as an important connector. It's a wide, perfectly smooth dirt road used by Vail resorts that goes along the very top ridgeline of Vail Mountain. There are some moderate hills, but the altitude is so high, they're harder than they appear, and thus the intermediate rating (the technical difficulty is zero).

The scenery is especially good on the eastern half of the trail, which feels more remote. The famous back bowls spread out on one side of the mountain while the Gore range looms on the other.

Several great rides use the middle part of this trail, such as Bowmans Shortcut to Vail. It also provides a connection to and from Mill Creek Trail and Two Elk Trail.

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Sep 15, 2018
Dano Monticelli
Oct 2, 2014
Jason Walence
This is not a moderate climb on the road, it is steeper in 3 different places than any other places on forest road in vail. 4.1mi

Trail Ratings

  2.5 from 4 votes

#24

in Vail Resort

#22903

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#24

in Vail Resort

#2,108

in Colorado

#22,903

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