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Quick Facts

Meadow Mountain/ Line Shack Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,800 Feet (2431.4 Meters)
Difficulty: Intermediate
Elevation Gain: 2,000 Feet (623.4 Meters) to end of trail
Ending Elevation: 9,800 Feet (3054.9 Meters)
Length, One-way: 3.5 Miles (5.83 Kilometers)
Ti Topo Maps: #108 Vail, Frisco, Dillon
USGS Maps: Minturn




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General Description

INTRODUCTION

This trail follows an old road which has been closed to motorized travel. The main attraction to both hikers and bikers is a small cabin at the end of the trail. The Line Shack offers a good place for lunch and view scenery. The Line Shack is a public use cabin, please respect the property and others whom use it.

The extensive open meadows and ski runs from the old ski area (Meadow Mountain) offer good wildflower viewing.

TRAIL TIPS

The parking area is surrounded by a wooden fence. The fence is to designate a nonmotorized play area.

Directions from Vail: Follow I-70 to the Minturn exit (#171). Travel south for 300 feet, the Holy Cross Ranger District is located here. Park in the dirt parking lot. The trailhead is located by the white house.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Follow I-70 to the Minturn exit (#171). Travel south for 300 feet, the Holy Cross Ranger District is located here. Park in the dirt parking lot. The trailhead is located by the white house.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Late Spring through Fall (NOTE: Seasons vary depending on snow depth and weather) .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Trail clear of snow to top. Updated: 2001-06-13 11:28:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cross-country Skiing
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking
Yes
ICON Snowmobiling
Yes
ICON Snowshoeing
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Nice views of the surrounding mountains and good wildflower viewing in the open meadows along this trail.
Yes



Related Activities
Gore Creek Campground - This campground sits along Gore Creek, just east of Vail, at an elevation of 8700 feet.

Gore Creek General Forest Area - The Gore Creek General Forest Area includes the entire Gore Creek drainage, which runs from Dowd's Junction to Vail Pass and the Gore Range.



More Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Email the Local Ranger

Visitor Information:

Holy Cross Ranger District, 24747 US HWY 24, P.O. Box 190 , Minturn, CO, 81645, Phone: 970-827-5715, Fax: 970-827-9343

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