Snowmass Bike Park features lift-served downhill biking via the Elk Camp Gondola and chairlift. Each one has its own distinct personality, scenic beauty and skill level. Complimented with over 50 miles of cross-country trails Snowmass and the surrounding area is big on bike culture in summer time.


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Snowmass Bike Park

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Upper- Mountain Trails

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Vapor

Intermediate freeride trail

The Vapor Trail serves up 2.6 miles of rugged freeride terrain and 1,400 feet of vertical drop. It begins at the top of the Elk Camp Lift and descends through a wide-open meadow, over bridges and berms and through groves of aspen and evergreen trees. It eventually ends at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola, where you can connect to the trails in the lower zone.

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*New* Animal Crackers

advanced technical trail 

Animal Crackers is a most difficult technical trail in the upper zone. Narrow and raw, the trail will challenge riders for nearly 2 miles with steep descents, rock gardens and off chamber traverses through loamy pine forests and alpine meadows.

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*New* French press

Intermediate

French Press is a new, more difficult, freeride trail starting from the top of the Elk Camp chairs that winds on buff flow trail towards the west and reconnects with the network at mid-mountain. This is your fast and flowy option off the top of the mountain.

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Lower-Mountain Trails

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Valhalla

advanced freeride trail

Valhalla is the original freeride trail at Snowmass Bike Park. The trail winds through aspen forests over it’s 2.8 mile course, dropping 1,400 vertical feet back to the base. Valhalla challenges riders with numerous jumps, set ups and wooden features.

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Viking

Intermediate freeride trail

Viking is a more difficult freeride trail with features to prepare riders for the challenge of Valhalla. Running for 2.7 miles, the trail features medium sized jumps and bridges , taking riders from the top of Elk Camp Gondola down to Snowmass Base Village through evergreen forests, aspen trees and wide-open meadows for a scenic experience.

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Verde

Beginner freeride trail

Verde is a beginner freeride trail, perfect for new riders as well as intermediates who are working on cornering and fundamental skills. The trail offers 3.5 miles of fun, flowing trail through pine and aspen forest from Elk Camp to Base Village.

CROSS-COUNTRY TRAILS

Expresso

Intermediate cross country trail

The Expresso Trail is a classic single-track cross-country trail. Running at just over a mile long, it connects several freeride trails in the Elk Camp area and cross-country trails on the west side of Snowmass.

government

advanced cross country trail

Considered by many to be the quintessential mountain biking trail in the area, Government Trail is a beast worth riding. Traversing Snowmass Mountain and descending into the Maroon Creek Valley, it offers several stretches of scenic vistas and countless pitches of supreme challenge.  

Note: The section of trail east of Elk Camp Gondola is closed from May 15–June 20 for elk calving season.

tom blake

intermediate

Beginning at Owl Creek Road, the Tom Blake Trail climbs through pristine stands of aspen, crosses several ski runs now profuse with wildflowers, and eventually arrives at the Snowmass Village Mall.

Note: The trail is closed from May 15–June 20 for elk calving season.

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Discovery Trail

Beginner Cross Country Trail

This uphill-only trail is wide, smooth, and as easy as it gets. The trail meanders across grassy ski run meadows with increasingly bigger views the higher you climb.

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Village Bound Trail

Beginner Cross Country Trail

Village Bound is a bidirectional trail complete with generous bermed turns that make a great descent paired with the easy climb up the Discovery Trail.

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Guide to Sky Mountain Park

Sky Mountain Park is one of the newer additions to the popular trail system in Aspen Snowmass. Boasting view of Snowmass Village, the Park offers longer and shorter loop rides for all abilities.Note: Portions of Sky Mountain Park are closed for use December 1 to May 15 for wildlife.