3 miles
Distance
117 ft
Climb
-1,495 ft
Descent
00:23:51
Avg time
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Whiskey Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Minturn
    , Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • 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
    #12977 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Arguably one of the best biking descents in the Vail Valley. It is an old school style backcountry trail with roots and rocks through aspen and pine forests. Site lines are limited and the trail is narrow with plenty of surrounding vegetation in spots.

More Stats for Whiskey Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,378 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,419 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,797 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,797 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,419 ft
  • Grade
    -9.745%
  • Grade max
    -44.93%
  • Grade min
    26.182%
  • Distance climb
    1,754 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    480 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:48
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Status:
on Sep 29, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • One Direction
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Whiskey Creek Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 29, 2019 @ 10:33am
      Sep 29, 2019
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 2:01pm
      Sep 7, 2019
      Brush covered
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 11:28am
      Jul 24, 2019
      A bit over grown not too bad though
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 11:28am
      Jul 24, 2019
      A bit over grown not too bad though
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 7:53pm
      Jul 20, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 93 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 79 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      5 |
      Aug 5, 2019 @ 12:41pm
      Aug 5, 2019
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      Aug 5, 2019 @ 12:37pm
      Aug 5, 2019
      16 |
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 8:33pm
      Jul 20, 2019
      13 |
      Jul 11, 2019 @ 5:39pm
      Jul 11, 2019

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Whiskey Creek & Everkrisp from Meadow Mountain
      10 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Kuttermax (May 31, 2018 at 16:37)
       This trail is a great way to descend after climbing up Line Shack. I last road it a few years back and the only issue is that there were some trees that were too close together to make it through with 740 mm or wider bars. Notches were left on both sides of the trees from riders that tried.
      If anyone road this recently, it would be great to hear if the trail is still open and in rideable condition.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      flag westmonkey (Jul 5, 2018 at 9:07)
       Evidently this trail is now closed to bikes
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag esaeger1 VVMBA (Oct 26, 2018 at 21:20)
       The USFS 2011 Travel Management Plan closed this trail to bikes due to it crossing Colorado State Land Trust property towards the bottom which does not allow recreation. The VVMBA has been working since then to build and open the Everkrisp Trail which would allow bikers egress from a Whiskey Creek without entering CO Stale Lamd Trust Property. With much effort, the Everkrisp Trail was approved in late 2017 and construction began in July 2018. Everkrisp is not open yet but will be in early July 2019 which in turn will open Whiskey Creek (one of/if not the best down in the Valley) to open to bikes again legally.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag dontmindwhathappens (Jul 20, 2019 at 19:51)
       Now open to bikes with the addition of the Everkrisp trail from Eagle-Vail to Minturn.
      [Reply]

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