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blue Berry Creek Loop

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Trail

3.9 mile 6.2 kilometer loop
50% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 890' 271 m
Descent: -886' -270 m
High: 8,175' 2,492 m
Low: 7,440' 2,268 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Bill Hoblitzell

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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.

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May 14, 2019
Cassidy Kodas
Uphill is worth the fast downhill 4mi — 1h 30m
May 13, 2019
Jared Floyd
Good trail in the way home from Eagle
May 12, 2019
Alix Miller
4.9mi — 1h 30m
Aug 21, 2018
Markus Galehr
Aug 14, 2018
Sheena S
Nice climb up a wide road. The descent is a singletrack with some intimidating rocks for beginners.
Jul 20, 2018
John Wyatt
Jun 7, 2018
lubes 17319
May 22, 2018
Zach Rochon

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in Colorado

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