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Deadline Trail



1.6 mile 2.6 kilometer point to point


Ascent: 56' 17 m
Descent: -482' -147 m
High: 8,632' 2,631 m
Low: 8,181' 2,494 m


Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)


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Trail shared by Mike Pritchard

Bike optimized downhill recommended flow style trail with great bermed turns and tons of fun jumps.

Mike Pritchard

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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Seasonal wildlife closure in effect Dec. 1 through May 15.


This is a new trail constructed during Summer of 2014. It is being managed as a recommended downhill directional trail given the many jumps along the trail. Access the trail from the top of the Viewline trail at western end of Skyline Ridge trail. With the opening of Deadline, Viewline trail will now be signed as recommended only for uphill bike travel.

This trail is another first of its kind for the Aspen / Snowmass area. It's a bike optimized directional flow trail that features large, generous in-sloped berm turns, rollers, table top jumps, drop offs, and a couple doubles that can be easily gapped at speed. The width of the trail and ability to roll over just about every one of the jumps (if you slow down enough) gives this trail an intermediate rating. At full speed, the trail is definitely in the expert/difficult category. While the views towards Snowmass and the forests of the Government Trail are excellent, your eyes will mostly be focused on the trail!

Use this trail as part of a tour of Sky Mountain Park, or part of a longer ride linking Airline Trail to Skyline Ridge trail to Deadline trail to Highline trail to Tom Blake trail to Powerline to Government Trail. Or, park at the Rodeo Lot or smaller parking lot along Owl Creek Road and take multiple laps on Viewline trail - Deadline Trail - Highline trail.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed


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Sep 28, 2019
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Jul 25, 2019
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Jul 24, 2019
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May 25, 2019
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Sep 21, 2018
Nick Wilder
Aug 22, 2018
Katie Purdy
Jul 25, 2017
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Jul 1, 2017
Lexi Q
team Kitty rides! Airline - Cozyline - Skyridge - Deadline from Dim's house and got the sweet pick-up! 12.6mi — 2h 15m

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Feeling the Flow on Deadline
Aug 20, 2018 near Snowmas…, CO
Finishing the awesome Deadline Trail.
Sep 21, 2018 near Snowmas…, CO
Some of the 2019 reshaped berms.
Jun 13, 2019 near Snowmas…, CO
Amazing features line the Deadline Trail.
Jun 12, 2019 near Snowmas…, CO
Sunset and swooping berm on the Deadline Trail.
Aug 7, 2014 near Snowmas…, CO
Near the top of Deadline, looking towards the forests of Burnt Mt. and the Government Trail.
Aug 7, 2014 near Snowmas…, CO

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