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Vail Pass to Copper Bike Path

Easy/Intermediate
 4.2 (6)

A great tourist shuttle ride, or a great workout.


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4.4

Miles

7.1

KM

Paved Path

10,537' 3,212 m

High

9,777' 2,980 m

Low

5' 1 m

Up

765' 233 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

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Description

This can be packed in the summer with tourists getting shuttled up to Vail Pass and cruising down to either Frisco, Keystone, or Breckenridge. All of those are excellent activities, but the path is also crowded with locals getting a solid workout by going up and down, so expect a crowd.

From the parking area, quickly dive under one branch of the freeway and meander between the two branches most of the way. There's a lot of space in here, and you actually can't tell the freeway is there much of the time. Follow the West Tenmile Creek with great views of the Ten Mile Range of mountains and Copper Mountain ski area.

Keep an eye out for a few sharp corners, and a lot of people sharing the trail!

Once you hit the ski area, wiggle along the roads until you can pick up the trail again at the far end.

This stretch of bike path is better, longer, and more scenic than the Vail Pass to Vail Bike Path, another popular shuttle ride.

It's a surprisingly pleasant ride, given that it's nestled between two branches of a freeway!

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Nick Wilder

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  4.2 from 6 votes

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in Vail

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Great ride for the family!
Jul 7, 2014 near Frisco, CO
Family cruise towards Copper Mountain!
Jul 7, 2014 near Frisco, CO

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Jun 23, 2020
Matt Kohn
Jun 14, 2020
Daylene York
8.8mi
Jun 3, 2019
David Maurer
Less than a mile in the path is snowed over. Still needs a couple of weeks.
Aug 14, 2018
Kylan Eigsti
8.8mi
Jun 6, 2018
Jose Chairez
Jun 27, 2017
Jason Kovacs
4.4mi
Jun 26, 2017
Crazyjerr Tucker