2 miles
Distance
752 ft
Climb
-237 ft
Descent
00:21:20
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Airline Trail

Airline Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #20705 in Mountain Biking

This is a new trail constructed in Fall of 2013. It provides access to Sky Mountain Park from the Aspen side, and can be easily accessed from the Owl Creek Trail and nearby Buttermilk ski area parking lot. It connects to the new Cozyline Trail at its upper end. This trail was constructed to replace the now off limits Radar Road (administrative access only).

This trail is a first of its kind for the Aspen / Snowmass area. It's a cross country trail that features many flow trail elements including large, generous in sloped berm turns, dips, and rollers. The trail climbs gently with almost no steep sections to deal with. The fun gets serious when riding in the downhill direction You'll find a number rollers along the way that offer opportunity for "air" time.

Enjoy big views of the upper valley towards Independence Pass & Aspen Mountain, not to mention the airport runway just below.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Airline mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    515 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,784 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,331 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,809 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,324 ft
  • Grade
    4.901%
  • Grade max
    -25.65%
  • Grade min
    29.671%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2,906 ft
  • Distance flat
    858 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:22
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Status:
on Jun 9, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to airline trailhead (39.223120, -106.873360)
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      Airline Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 9, 2019 @ 7:38am
      Jun 9, 2019
      May 19, 2019 @ 10:36am
      May 19, 2019
      Oct 9, 2017 @ 10:03am
      Oct 9, 2017
      Dry on Sunday... obvious snow storm starting Mon, Oct 9th
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 118 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      All
      • 247 rides
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      5 |
      May 19, 2019 @ 10:36am
      May 19, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Pedalnomad (Jun 9, 2019 at 5:28)
       Flow, very few rocks. As a climb you get a few short breaks and quite a few steep switchbacks. As a decent it's pretty fun, a few small jumps.
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