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Mid Vail Escape

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.2 mile 3.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 998' 304 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,174' 3,406 m
Low: 10,177' 3,102 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

A cross country climb or descent with wildflowers and views.

Nick Wilder

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Description

Expect two-way traffic on this cross-country trail that connects Mid Vail to Patrol Headquarters at the top of chairs 4, 5, and 11. It's probably better as a climb (mostly because then you'll ready to descend the spectacular Grand Traverse trail), but is good either way.

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

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Check-Ins

Sep 17, 2017
Connor Leahy
Sep 13, 2017
Aaron T.
climbed it
Aug 30, 2016
Andrea Friesen
Dying lol
Aug 10, 2016
Jacob Tubbs
Sep 14, 2014
Nick Wilder

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 4 votes

#19

in Vail Resort

#17529

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#19

in Vail Resort

#1,691

in Colorado

#17,529

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Cruising up Mid Vail Escape with the Gore Range in the distance.
Aug 17, 2014 near Vail, CO
Wildflowers on Mid Vail Escape
Aug 17, 2014 near Vail, CO

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