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Mountain Biking: Colorado > Colorado Community Areas > Snowmass Village Area

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General Description

This a good trail for a challenging snowshoe in the winter and hiking and biking in the summer with fine views across Snowmass Village, the ski areas and surrounding mountains. The easiest direction to travel this trail is from south to north as described here.

From Deerfield Drive the trail climbs steeply for just over a mile to the ridge via a number of switch backs. It then follows the fence line keeping generally along the ridge with great views off each side and a number of steep ups and downs along the way. Some sections are very steep for riding and although an expert rider can get down; to avoid further erosion these sections should not be ridden. There are two choices down to the midpoint at Sinclair Road the easier contouring down round the side of the hill the harder following a steep narrow ridge down. It is 3 miles from the start to this point.

The trail crosses the road and continues gently climbing along the ridge above Horse Ranch for a further 1.5 miles and from there it is 2 miles downhill to the Horse Ranch Road. This section includes some fun high speed singletrack and switchbacks.

To return to the start you can either retrace your steps (7.5 miles) or follow the paved Brush Creek Trail (2.5 miles) along the east side of Brush Creek Road back up to the start

The section north of the Sinclair Road is closed from 9/15 to 6/21 as the trail crosses a wildlife sensitive area. From Sinclair Road to return to the start you can retrace your steps if you enjoyed the ridge (3 miles) or alternatively walk down Sinclair Road to Brush Creek Road and turn right to join the paved Brush Creek trail (2.5 miles) which will take you back up to the mall through Snowmass Village.

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ICON Hiking & Walking
ICON Mountain Biking This difficult trail offers beautiful views.
ICON Snowshoeing This difficult trail offers beautiful views.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Snowmass Village Resort Association, 38 Village Square, P.O. Box 5566 , Snowmass Village, CO, 81615, Phone: 800-SNOWMASS, info@snowmassvillage.com


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