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Berry Creek Loop

Intermediate
 3.8 (34) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A quick after-work or early-season standard.


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3.9

Miles

6.2

KM

50%

Singletrack

8,175' 2,492 m

High

7,440' 2,268 m

Low

890' 271 m

Up

886' 270 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

Berry Creek is a short loop that drys out early in the spring and is easy to access right off of the interstate near Edwards. Climbing on forest service roads and then descending on singletrack, the ride has a few short segments that are moderately technical and steep. During 2015, VVMBA and USFS are decommissioning segments that follow old eroded doubletracks and replacing with new singletrack.

This is the standard course for one of the Vail summer races series.

Description

Take the Edwards exit and head west on Beard Ck Road towards the Shah Cancer Center on the north side. Park at the bottom of the Forest Service access road or proceed a short distance up and park at the bottom of Berry Creek Trail.

Ride up FR 774 (Berry Creek Rd) for approximately 0.8 miles and turn left on FR 780 (Edmunds Powerline Rd) and continue climbing.

Continue up FR 780 until approximately 2.1 miles from the ride start and look for Berry Creek Trail leaving the road to the left just before a sharp right turn on FR 780. Descend back to start.

At about 3 miles, a short, stiff climb returns you to the ridgeline; take a right at the top of the climb and continue to a small knoll. The trail splits in a Y at a small campsite with an old doubletrack leading right; make sure to take the left fork and stay on the singletrack.

For an even shorter version of this ride, or to add a half loop for more distance, at approximately 1.3 miles from the ride start, after cresting a saddle, you can turn left and connect to the bottom half of the descent.

Contacts

Shared By:

Bill Hoblitzell with improvements by Bruce Wardlaw

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  3.8 from 34 votes

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Looking south towards Beaver Creek Resort from Berry Creek Trail
Aug 26, 2015 near Edwards, CO
Watch out for Mountain Lions but take in the view and reward yourself for the climb
Apr 21, 2021 near Edwards, CO

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Jun 2, 2021
Bruce Wardlaw
Good ride and good trail for a good start to mt bilking season. I saw several dogs off leash so I assume it's allowed.
Apr 27, 2021
Lyndsey Lack
Oct 23, 2020
Nick Wilder
Sep 15, 2020
Alexander Lane
Apr 22, 2020
Nicholle Wurth
With Jakey
Apr 20, 2020
Nicholle Wurth
Apr 19, 2020
Nicholle Wurth
Sep 13, 2019
Markus Galehr