Whiskey Creek Trail For Mountain Biking

The 131st most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.

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West of Vail and northwest of Minturn, the Whiskey Creek Trail is a 3.3 mile singletrack that is combined with Line Shack Road (FS786) to form a popular 8.7 mile loop with 2,100 of vertical. The loop is on the northeast shoulder of Meadow Mountain.

To reach the trailhead from Vail, head west on US70 to Exit #171. Head south on US24 towards Minturn. Immediately, turn right into the National Forest Holy Cross Ranger Station parking lot. The Whiskey Creek ride starts on the southern end of the parking lot and follows FS786 heading up Meadow Moutain. After about 5 miles, look for the Whiskey Creek Trail #2348 heading off to the right (behind a Forest Service hut). It descends north back down to the Eagle River valley near Battle Mountain High School After crossing US70, you can follow US6 eastbound back towards US24 and the parking at the ranger station.

Overall, Whiskey Creek Trail is the 131st most popular mountain bike trail of all 178 mountain biking rides in Colorado. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Whiskey Creek Trail including Vail Mountain, Lost Lake Loop, North Trail, Big Mamba Trail and Game Creek - Two Elk Creek.

Mountain Biking In Vail

Mountain Biking In Vail

Whiskey Creek Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  White River National Forest (303) 827-5715; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Vail Tourism (970) 479-1394.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Bikers Guide To Colorado" from Dan Hickstein

Recommended Map:  "Vail Trail Map" from Kent Schulte

Best Season:  Jun. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Park Meadows Lodge w/ hot tub (970) 476-5598; Black Bear Inn (970) 476-1304

Luxury Loding:  Hotel Gasthof Gramshammer

Breakfast Restaurant:  Daily Grind, Vail

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver

GPS:  39.606753, -106.446415

Date Published:  9/21/2016

Date Updated:  3/22/2018

ID:  24984

Whiskey Creek Trail Mountain Biking Map


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