4 miles
Distance
1,167 ft
Climb
-968 ft
Descent
01:15:37
Avg time
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Details

  • Riding Area
    Vail
    Vail, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

Steep climbs and short rippin downhills through high alpine pine forest. The views are incredible. Not an easy trail so please be prepared to hike your bike. Used primarily as a connector to Two Elk.

Access from Shrine Pass Rd.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bowmans Shortcut (1851) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    199 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,819 ft
  • Altitude max
    11,699 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,819 ft
  • Altitude end
    11,018 ft
  • Grade
    0.902%
  • Grade max
    -83.447%
  • Grade min
    74.943%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    602 ft
  • Avg time
    01:15:37
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Status:
on Aug 13, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Bowmans Shortcut... Trail Reports

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