Lower Grouse Creek
ElevationAscent: 1,126' 343 m
Descent: -1,127' -343 m
High: 8,870' 2,704 m
Low: 7,745' 2,361 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
Current trail conditions
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“A short fast descent in the forest that is moderately technical by Vail-area standards.”— Bill Hoblitzell
The descent is rooty and fast and in the upper half, until you cross the creek over a wood bridge, then the more-funner-er stuff begins. Lots of moderate technically challenging boulder gardens in the lower half, all ride-able, until you get spit out at Hwy 6 & 24. Take the highway a short distance back to your car at the ranger station trailhead.
Practice good trail etiquette and perhaps think about avoiding this trail on weekend mornings in the summer and in the fall during hunting season.
In summer, you can encounter numerous uphill hikers with kids, especially on Minturn Market Saturdays. In the fall, hunters use this trail, often on horseback, to access camps in the upper Grouse Creek and Stone Creek drainages. Please be courteous, keep speeds down, and please don't spook horses or parents with kids.
Local Club: Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association
Land Manager: USFS - White River National Forest Office