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Upper Fireweed

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1.0 Miles 1.7 Kilometers

 

95% 

Runnable

Singletrack

168' 51 m

Ascent

-44' -14 m

Descent

10,298' 3,139 m

High

10,157' 3,096 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Unknown

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A low intensity traverse on Vail mountain's frontside with Gore Range views.

Megan W

Overview

Features: Views — Wildflowers

Runner Notes

Packed dirt surface is smooth and easy footing.

Description

Upper Fireweed is an enjoyable run in either direction, and is often combined with Lower Fireweed to make a mellow loop. Smooth trail surface and flat grade make both Upper and Lower Fireweed popular with visitors. From the mid-Vail area, head down a short pitch under the Gondola One lift line to the signed junction of Upper Fireweed. Duck into the shady, forested section of trail were you'll find lush eye-popping green foliage and interpretive signs lining the trail.

Upper Fireweed gently transverses multiple ski runs covered with wildflowers, always with the Gore Range as a spectacular backdrop. Head back to the Eagle's Nest gondola area on service road, past the ropes courses and tubing hill. Note: bikes are not allowed on this trail.

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in Vail Resort

#1,356

in Colorado

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