4 miles
Distance
1,167 ft
Climb
-968 ft
Descent
01:15:37
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Bowmans Shortcut (1851) Trail

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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #30763 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Aug 13, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)

view (92)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to bowmans-shortcut-1851 trailhead (39.563450, -106.268630)
      update trails status or condition

      Bowmans Shortcut... Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Aug 13, 2017 @ 6:13pm
      Aug 13, 2017
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 18 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      All
      • 136 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      39 |
      Jan 18, 2017 @ 2:42pm
      Jan 18, 2017
      Bowmans Shortcut (1851)
      41 |
      Jan 18, 2017 @ 2:42pm
      Jan 18, 2017
      Bowmans Shortcut (1851)
      100 |
      Feb 22, 2016 @ 12:17pm
      Feb 22, 2016
      Bowmans Shortcut (1851)
      94 |
      Oct 21, 2014 @ 9:59am
      Oct 21, 2014
      Bowmans Shortcut (1851)

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      TransRockies Run: Stage 5 - Red Cliff to Vail race
      24 miles

      Reviews / Comments

      No reviews yet, be the first to write a review or ask a question.
      Use trail reports to comment on trail conditions.


      Post a Comment



      You must login to Pinkbike.
      Don't have an account? Sign up

      Join Pinkbike  Login

      Videos

      no videos have been added for Bowmans Shortcut (1851) yet, add a video.
      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.