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Line Shack

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.3 (3)

Great views, pleasant meadows, and a long climb.


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Map Key

5.3

Miles

8.5

KM

84%

Runnable

9,871' 3,009 m

High

7,744' 2,360 m

Low

2,173' 662 m

Up

46' 14 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

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Per current conditions posted by the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District ( fs.usda.gov/alerts/whiteriv…) this is currently open from the parking lot to the Line Shack. Whiskey Creek and Everkrisp will open June 21, 2021.

Description

The Line Shack Trail climbs relentlessly over 2,000' up a dirt road of the former ski area. The surface is generally packed dirt and mostly smooth without too many roots or rocks. There are only a few eroded sections to contend with but these don't last long. The grade is consistent through many switchbacks and never very steep. Pass through several grassy serene meadows and shady aspen groves as you ascend. The meadow and views are great. Reach the old shack at the top, and then descend Whiskey Creek!

This trail is popular with mountain bikers, so expect to share.

Contacts

Shared By:

Megan W with improvements by Caleb Cerling

Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 3 votes

#16

in Vail

#24485

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#16

in Vail

#2,002

in Colorado

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Photos

The Line Shack at the top of the climb.
Jul 21, 2019 near Minturn, CO
Good idea to pause from the climb and check out the scenery once in a while!
Sep 20, 2015 near Minturn, CO
Passed a couple deer checking us out before they headed off.
Sep 20, 2015 near Minturn, CO
Meadow Mountain: aptly named!
Sep 20, 2015 near Minturn, CO
It's a long uphill, but pretty easy.
Sep 20, 2015 near Minturn, CO
Front door of the Line Shack, and the top of your climb!
Sep 20, 2015 near Minturn, CO

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Oct 18, 2015
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