February 25, 2014
This is just to clarify a couple things with previous reviews for people not familiar with Snowmass Village. This is a good fast flowy singletrack ride that I frequently do after work.
A good way to ride this trail to avoid pounding pavement is to leave a shuttle vehicle at the rodeo lot at the town Rec Center or else up in one of the numbered lots by the mall and use the Village Shuttle bus system as your shuttle. There are two halves to the trail, South and North Rim, which are split by Sinclair Rd. Both start with significant climbs so Sinclair Rd is a good bailout point if you're feeling winded (trailhead elevation is around 8500ft) and is a pavement coast downhill to the Rec Center. If bailing out, follow Sinclair Rd down to Brush Creek Rd and take a left, hop on the bike path to get there.
If you're feeling strong start the climb for north rim on the other side of the cul-de-sac. Also note, As mentioned in a previous review, North Rim is closed in the spring for elk calving. After the grunt, the descent down North Rim is fast and fun winding in and out of aspen forest and scrub oak/sage and pop out behind the rec center onto a bike path.
Load your car up there or hop on one of the Village Shuttle buses back to the mall and numbered parking lots.
18 Road for the style of singletrack.