1,119 ft
Distance
58 ft
Climb
-344 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Jaws Details

  • Riding Area
    Aspen
    Aspen, Colorado
  • AKA
    SAF, Bell Chair Trail Aspen Steep Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Fall, Summer, Spring
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #103868 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2017
  • Land Manager
    Aspen Snowmass

For the advanced rider this trail is extremely fun and a great trail to practice your ability to ride steep terrain. This trail is not recommended for beginners or even intermediate riders because of the terrain it's on and the path the trail takes down the mountain. This is not to say that it is not a well built trail, it is bermed nicely where you need to control your speed and even though its steep grades it still flows nicely. In the beginning of the trail there is quite a steep rock roll that can result in a painful fall, as most of the trail. Yes it is short but it is so fun.

Access Info

We recommend to ride this trail you park in the Ute Trail Parking lot although this lot can be crowded. To get to the trail from the parking lot you will want to ride up the driveway marked Ajax Trail. Ride about a fifth of a mile up this road to where the ajax trail starts. Ride the ajax trail until you come to the summer road. Ride the summer road up unit you get to a sharp almost 90 degree turn onto a road that goes to the south follow this road up to the bottom of bell chair a the lift to uphill lookers left when at the bottom of bell chair go behind it this is where the trail will start.

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

Disclaimer

Short Really Steep, but still super flow, New Trail

More Stats for Jaws bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -285 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,148 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,433 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,148 ft
  • Grade
    -25.512%
  • Grade max
    -73.793%
  • Grade min
    33.257%
  • Distance climb
    267 ft
  • Distance down
    833 ft
  • Distance flat
    18 ft
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Status:
on Jul 27, 2018
Snow Covered
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  • 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
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      Jaws Trail Reports

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      Jul 27, 2018 @ 3:00pm
      Jul 27, 2018
      Trail Currently Being rerouted and rebuilt, scheduled to open mid august
      Nov 20, 2017 @ 9:31am
      Nov 20, 2017
      Covered in snow
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      Aug 28, 2006 @ 8:37pm
      Aug 28, 2006
      | 5 comments Jaws, Keystone
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      Jul 19, 2006 @ 5:25pm
      Jul 19, 2006
      | 4 comments Jaws, Keystone
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      Jul 12, 2006 @ 7:05pm
      Jul 12, 2006
      | 1 comments Jaws, Vail

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