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“This is a beautiful and challenging 10k loop from Beaver Creek Village.
— Jeremy Gross
Race - Sep 1, 2018
Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
This is a great 10k loop that takes you on a tour of the best of Beaver Creek Mountain. The trail runs through stands of aspen and pine trees, across some of Beaver Creeks iconic ski runs, along the creek and more.
Some of the singletrack section crossing ski runs can get really tall grass which can hide the contour of the trail. There are a few water bars with rock crossings on parts of the trail. Watch your step.
This run starts on the Back Lawn of Beaver Creek next to the Centennial Express Chair Lift. Start by running towards the Buckaroo Express Gondola. At the gondola, turn right heading uphill on the dirt road. Take your first left heading back underneath the gondola. Stay left under the gondola and cross the road via the pedestrian bridge. Loop around the bridge onto Buddy's Way
Take Buddy's Way
trail uphill to Aspen Glade
Trail. Buddy's Way
trail is a gradual climb along the eastern hillside of Beaver Creek. You'll encounter a few switchbacks on singletrack through a stand of aspens before getting on a fire road behind a bunch of homes.
trail will start at the top of Buddy's Way
just past a park bench on the left of the trail. This section of trail takes you on a bunch of switchbacks through a stand of Aspens along the eastern boundary of Beaver Creek Mountain. This is the steepest section of the trail. Aspen Glade
will top out just past Allies Cabin on Cinch
Run downhill on Cinch
for just over 1000 feet to the start of Allie's Way
on the left side of the road.
will traverse the front side of Beaver Creek Mountain on a rolling singletrack. You'll cross about 7 ski runs before you get to the end of Allie's Way
. Allie's Way
is approximately 1.3 miles.
When Allie's Way
ends on Dally
Road, cross the road and follow the singletrack down towards the creek and over a foot bridge across the creek. Climb the bank of the creek on the singletrack and turn left to go uphill. Follow the road uphill for a few hundred feet before making a sharp right onto Village to Village Trail
The Village to Village Trail
section is approximately a mile of relatively flat doubletrack mostly covered by trees. At the end of Village to Village Trail
, you'll follow Stack It
and Lost Buck trails on a 1.5-mile descent back to the Base Area. Cross the Skier Bridge next to the bottom of the Strawberry Park Lift back to the start.
Flora & Fauna
This loop will take you through the aspen glades on the eastern hillside and the main mountain. More aspens and pine trees cover the Village to Village Trail
on the western hillside. Wildflowers abound on the ski runs as you descend strawberry park.