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2.9 mile 4.7 kilometer point to point
77% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 830' 253 m
Descent: -655' -200 m
High: 9,059' 2,761 m
Low: 8,246' 2,513 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

A big climb with views, but not as good as its neighbors.

Nick Wilder

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Closed April 15 June 15.

Description

This trail is MUCH steeper on the western section. Decide if you like going up or down the steep section and choose your direction appropriately.

Start with exposed singletrack up lots of switchbacks. It's not that much vertical, but it's hot, exposed, and noisy due to the highway.

Once at the top of the climb, the trail goes through aspens along the top of a rock band and intersects with Buffehr Creek Trail. Continue left and start the descent. It is very steep with a few waterbars to step over.

Eventually you'll reach a nice creek, cross it, and continue a short way to an intersection with Buffehr Creek Connector, where you can either end your run or continue on to North Trail - Western Section (my favorite section of the North Trail).

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Aug 24, 2018
Mandy Robison
Added western o&b = 3000’ climbing 3:30 11.8miles 6mi

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  3.3 from 3 votes

#16

in Vail

#16799

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#16

in Vail

#1,513

in Colorado

#16,799

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