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Our Backyard

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This mostly flat, mellow trail is wide and welcoming.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

99%

Runnable

8,270' 2,521 m

High

8,210' 2,503 m

Low

60' 18 m

Up

58' 18 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Off-leash

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Trails in the West Avon Preserve are usually closed from November to April for deer/elk winter habitat (signs will be posted). Dogs must either be leashed or under voice control.

Runner Notes

A smooth surface with a wide tread. There is not much shade, and it can get windy.

Description

This enjoyable multiuse trail at the top of the Wildridge neighborhood is a convenient path for residents but not a top destination run. On foot, it is pleasant to just wander the trails on this hilltop and take in the varied views as they present themselves, and bikers are only allowed on Our Backyard- the remainder of the trails marked in yellow on the trailhead map signs are for foot traffic only. It is worth using the Trail Run Project mobile app or studying the map at the parking area before setting out because there are no trail markings on the trails themselves.

While traveling the smooth Our Backyard Trail, you'll pass through a couple of small aspen groves, see good views of Beaver Creek and Arrowhead ski areas, and get a good sense of Avon valley and the surrounding hillsides. Bikes are allowed on the Our Backyard Trail, so keep an ear out for them.

Flora & Fauna

Sage, pinyon, cedar, scrub. Some drought-tolerant wildflowers and hawks.

Contacts

Land Manager: Town of Avon

Shared By:

Megan W

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  3.0 from 2 votes

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in Avon

#24722

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#6

in Avon

#2,070

in Colorado

#24,722

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Photos

View of the Saddle Ridge Trail from the Aspen Grove connector trail off of Our Backyard Trail.
Jul 5, 2016 near Avon, CO
Good surface for running on Our Backyard Trail
Sep 9, 2015 near Avon, CO
Typical smooth trail conditions on Our Backyard
Sep 9, 2015 near Avon, CO
Western views are great from Our Backyard Trail
Sep 9, 2015 near Avon, CO
A clump of aspen trees in the distance break up the parched landscape
Sep 9, 2015 near Avon, CO
Good views of Beaver Creek ski area from the West Avon Preserve
Sep 9, 2015 near Avon, CO

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