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Bike-specific flow style trail with great berm turns and big views. Access via uphill-only Incline Trail.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Singletrack

8,320' 2,536 m

High

7,805' 2,379 m

Low

2' 1 m

Up

517' 158 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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Seasonal wildlife closure in effect Dec. 1 through May 15 (reopens May 16). The majority of this trail is now open to downhill only travel for bikes (except the bottom 1/4 mile where two-way travel is allowed for uphill access to the Incline Trail. One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Description

This was originally constructed in Fall of 2013 for two-way travel, but is now downhill-only for bikes! The very bottom of the trail remains open to two-way travel for a short distance, and provides access to Sky Mountain Park from the Aspen side from the Owl Creek Trail and nearby Buttermilk ski area parking lot. Please keep this in mind when descending from the start of the Incline/Airline intersection back to the Owl Creek Trail.

If accessing from the Brush Creek Park and Ride (aka Intercept Lot), climb the winding Cozyline Trail through the endless sage and scrub oak gullies, eventually arriving at the start of the Airline Trail 800 feet above Highway 82. If riding from Aspen, use the Butterline Trail as a nice, flat warm up before starting up the still two-way section of the Airline Trail. Eventually you'll take a left on the Incline Trail and meander through the shale landscape as you work your way higher and higher. Incline Trail eventually tops out on the ridge, just west of the airport's radar. From here, descend the top section of Cozyline Trail to the start of Airline Trail.

This trail was a first of its kind for the Aspen / Snowmass area, featuring many flow trail elements including large, generous berm turns, dips, and rollers. You'll find a number rollers along the way that offer opportunity for "air" time. Expect improvement for downhill flow and fun early season 2023.

Enjoy big views of the upper valley towards Independence Pass & Aspen Mountain, not to mention the airport runway just below.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mike Pritchard with improvements by nathalie nevins and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 30 votes

#1

in Aspen

#339

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  4.7 from 30 votes
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#1

in Aspen

#113

in Colorado

#339

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Photos

berms galore make this a great downhill
Aug 21, 2018 near Snowmas…, CO
Airline Trail with tiny riders and big berm turns.  Airport runway, Red Butte & City of Aspen beyond.
May 23, 2014 near Snowmas…, CO
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