Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Total: 7 riders
Mountain Biking Game Creek Trail
#113 of 1,362 mountain bike trails in Colorado
The Game Creek trail drops about 2,500 verts in less than 4 miles making for a scream of a downhill run. Over its length, it will pass through meadows, pine and aspen forests, over grassy or hard-packed tread, and occasionally rocky, slightly technical features, including a few tight switchbacks.
First added by John Fisch on Sep 28, 2016. Last updated Apr 22, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
- Drinking water: unknown
- Lift service: unknown
- Night riding: unknown
- Pump track: unknown
- Restrooms: unknown
- Fat bike grooming: unknown
- E-bikes allowed: unknown
- Fee required: unknown
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Although not part of Vail Mountain, this trail is best accessed from the Eagle's nest area on Vail Mountain, either after climbing 2,250 vertical feet from the base, or riding the gondola up.
From Eagle's Nest, follow the sign to "all bike trails" and go left on the access road as if going to the Radio Flyer downhill trail. Pass Radio Flyer and the access road will make a hard left, turning south. Shortly after the left turn, look right for what looks like a road dropping off the right side of the ridge. Notice that the "road" disappears quickly and a singletrack begins. This is the Game Creek Trail, which drops all the way into the town of Minturn over 2,500 vertical feet below. After arriving in MInturn, you will have to ride a short distance up highway 24 and connect with a paved bike path just after you cross under I-70, which will parallel I-70 up a gentle grade back to Vail.
Rode this trail twice this past weekend. Great trail! Absolutely beautiful this time of the year. The sign for the left turn is still there!Thank |
This is an outstanding trail, and a most joyous way to descend Vail Mountain, away from the tourists on a legitimate backcountry singletrack, although it is definitely too short. The scenery, especially during aspen season, is spectacular. The singletrack is varied and consistently entertaining. The only drawback is the long paved ride back to Vail.
Be aware, there is one fork, and the straight line is not the one you want. Take the hard left. When I rode it, the fork was well marked with a sign that simply said "trail" with an arrow pointing left. It is also obvious that the left turn is more heavily traveled. I only mention it because if you are really flying, you may miss it.Thank |