2 miles
Distance
219 ft
Climb
-2,061 ft
Descent
00:18:11
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Two Elk East Trail

Two Elk East Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Vail
    , Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #11968 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Two Elk East mountain bike 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
    00:18:11
  • Avg reverse time
    01:24:29
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Status:
on Sep 5, 2020
Variable
Avg: 5 (3 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Two Elk East Trail Reports

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      Sep 5, 2020 @ 11:39am
      Sep 5, 2020
      Two trees down near top. First one is pretty big
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 8:34am
      Jul 26, 2020
      reporter
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 1:31pm
      Jul 5, 2020
      Only one fallen tree
      Jul 1, 2020 @ 6:24pm
      Jul 1, 2020
      No snow, no dust. About 6 downed trees, but the park service was out there with the chainsaws.
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 10:45am
      Sep 21, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 25 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 53 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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      Jul 26, 2014 @ 3:24pm
      Jul 26, 2014

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 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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