2.4 miles
Distance
219 ft
Climb
-2,061 ft
Descent
00:24:03
Avg time
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  • USFS
    Land Manager

Two Elk East Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Vail Pass
    Vail, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #13631 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

One of the less ridden but better downhills in the Vail Valley. It takes some serious effort to get there and ends with a lot of paved bike path but its still worth it if you have the legs. Tight, steep, flowy trail in pines and on some awesome dirt.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Two Elk East mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,840 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,129 ft
  • Altitude max
    11,019 ft
  • Altitude start
    11,019 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,179 ft
  • Grade
    -14.404%
  • Grade max
    -47.26%
  • Grade min
    34.959%
  • Distance climb
    1,999 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    232 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:03
  • Avg reverse time
    01:03:20
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on May 20, 2022
Avg: 5 (3 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Two Elk East Trail Reports

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      May 20, 2022 @ 12:20am
      May 20, 2022
      Dec 2, 2021 @ 7:10am
      Dec 2, 2021
      reporter Forest Service Winter Travel Management: Closed to bikes
      Aug 30, 2021 @ 10:17am
      Aug 30, 2021
      A little beat up, Kind of surprised me didn’t think anyone ever really rode it, wash out area by creek
      Aug 15, 2021 @ 9:23am
      Aug 15, 2021
      Tree down about half way in
      Jul 16, 2021 @ 7:52pm
      Jul 16, 2021
      Forest service closure for new bridge construction, still good to go.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 35 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 183 rides
      • Last: Aug 14, 2022

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      Jul 16, 2021 @ 7:53pm
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      Jul 16, 2021 @ 7:52pm
      Jul 16, 2021
      89 |
      Jul 26, 2014 @ 3:24pm
      Jul 26, 2014

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      ea99018 (Jul 16, 2021 at 19:48)
      Forest service closure on two elk east for bridge repair at the bottom, next to the rec path, still good to go, just get wet feet at the new bridge construction
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      • + 0
      Effexed (Aug 3, 2019 at 19:31)
      Found a pair of sunglasses on the trail. If you lost yours let me know.
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