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Eagle Valley Paved Path

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This popular multi-use path is a great way to travel between Vail, Avon and Edwards.


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11.5

Miles

18.5

KM

Paved Path

7,761' 2,366 m

High

7,140' 2,176 m

Low

778' 237 m

Up

158' 48 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

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Description

This paved, multi-use path is part of the Eagle Valley Regional Trail System. The path can be biked in sections, in any direction, and has many access points. Although most of the route is on dedicated path, some sections are on glorified sidewalk or road shoulder. Go slow and beware of dogs, kids, cars, and people unfamiliar with the area!

Starting from the west end of Edwards at Hillcrest Road, follow the path along highway 6, before crossing highway 6 at Edwards Village Blvd towards the Riverwalk shopping area. Use caution at this chaotic intersection. Head downhill past Main St. towards the Eagle River and take a sharp right/east to pass between Riverwalk and the Eagle River. Enjoy the impressive landscaping and inviting benches before crossing the bridge and switchbacking up to the Berry Creek Rec Center area.

After passing ballfields and residential areas, turn south on Miller Ranch Road briefly before heading east again, along the wide path paralleling highway 6. This section that curves away from the road and runs along the Eagle River is one of the best. Enjoy views up-valley from the Nottingham Park area, then proceed towards the Westin/Beaver Creek gondola area with its lovely, sculpted riverfront.

Cross under the busy Avon Road and switchback up to street level. The official path peters out at this point, but to continue the ride, take Hurd Lane east through quiet neighborhoods before turning south on Stone Bridge Road. Re-emerge on highway 6 and parallel it on widened sidewalk past golf courses with occasional views of the Eagle River.

After passing under I70, the path devolves into hugging the shoulder of highway 6 as it traverses the dingy industrial parts of Eagle-Vail. This unpleasantness ends mercifully at Kayak Ct. where the path re-starts for a glorious, but all-to-short stretch along the picturesque Eagle River. The Eagle Valley Paved Path ends here at Dowd Junction, but you can hop on the Gore Creek Valley Trail to continue towards Vail or join highway 24 towards Minturn.

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Bikers and fly-fishing-folks enjoy this stretch of the Eagle River
Sep 2, 2014 near Minturn, CO
Bridge over the Eagle River, just before the Riverwalk area in Edwards
Sep 2, 2014 near Edwards, CO
Looking up-valley on the Eagle Valley Paved Path
Sep 2, 2014 near Avon, CO
Pleasant section of the Eagle Valley Path, along the Eagle River
Sep 2, 2014 near Avon, CO
Riding along the always lovely Eagle River in Avon
Sep 2, 2014 near Avon, CO
View of the Eagle River from the busy round-about near Eagle-Vail
Sep 2, 2014 near Avon, CO

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Jul 6, 2019
Chris Schneider
May 15, 2019
Cassidy Kodas
Took the bike path from Edwards to Avon, 6.5 each way. Great, easy ride to and from work. 13mi
Sep 4, 2017
Raúl Gross
Arrowhead to Beaver Creek roundabout / Elk Lot 2mi