Mid Vail Escape
ElevationAscent: 998' 304 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,174' 3,406 m
Low: 10,177' 3,102 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“A cross country climb or descent with wildflowers and views.”— Nick Wilder
From Mid Vail, this trail starts at the same place as Kinnikinnick hiking trail. Start climbing immediately on intermediate terrain and make several switchbacks across ski runs and through flowers. The views of the Gore Range get better and better.
The grade then mellows out about a third of the way up and you'll follow some short sections of doubletrack service roads. Follow signs back to singletrack and finish up with fun switchbacks in dense trees between the ski runs.
If you ride this down, take care because there are no berms on the corners, and it's likely you'll see uphill or hiker traffic. It doesn't seem to be a particularly busy trail, but it's also not a downhill specific trail.
There are many great options from the top of this trail, such as descending Grand Traverse or cruising out Main Vail Road towards the Mongolia bowls and Mill Creek Trail.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Land Manager: White River National Forest - Maroon Bells