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Line Shack

Intermediate

Trail

5.3 mile 8.5 kilometer point to point
84% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,173' 662 m
Descent: -46' -14 m
High: 9,871' 3,009 m
Low: 7,744' 2,360 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

Great views, pleasant meadows, and a long climb.

Megan W

Features Fall Colors · Views

Closed from December 1 July 1 for elk calving.

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.

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Oct 18, 2015
Carly Lockard

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  3.3 from 3 votes

#15

in Vail

#18627

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#15

in Vail

#1,651

in Colorado

#18,627

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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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