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.

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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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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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.

Dust Bunny Trail Dust Bunny Trail

*NEW* Dust Bunny

Intermediate Technical Trail

Accessed via upper French Press, Dust Bunny is an intermediate technical trail which weaves and bounces its way through mature evergreen groves and subalpine meadows en route to the top of the Elk Camp Gondola. Riders should expect a combination of machine and hand-built turns, rolling elevation changes and carefully constructed stone pathways across the trail’s 1 mile length and 500 foot descent. Dust Bunny’s dynamic and varied ride surface provides a great warmup for riders looking to make their way to more challenging technical trails such as Animal Crackers or Battle Axe.

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Lower-Mountain Trails

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BATTLE AXE

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Battle Axe slices through the dark timber of the lower mountain with narrow trees, steeper turns and rougher terrain than its sister trail, Gargamel. Enduro oriented riders will appreciate the wide variety of line selection and more direct fall line riding through raw loamy dirt. Accessed from the Valhalla trail by forking left just before the first wallride.

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GARGAMEL

Intermediate technical trail

Gargamel introduces riders to narrower singletrack with natural features such as roots and rocks sprinkled into the mix. Accessed from the Verde trail, Gargamel is a great warmup and opportunity to practice line selection before moving on to the more challenging technical singletrack of Animal Crackers or Battle Axe. Return to the flow of Viking trail at Slider’s Cabin or continue down Battle Axe for some additional tech.

Valkyrie Trail Valkyrie Trail

VALKYRIE

INTERMEDIATE FREERIDE TRAIL

In Norse Mythology, the Valkyries were divine winged riders tasked with assisting human warriors and granting them safe passage into the hallowed ground of Valhalla. In the Snowmass Bike Park, Valkyrie is a grand hall of swooping berms and medium-sized jumps winding their way through a perfect Aspen grove. Valkyrie provides intermediate riders with a progressive scaled down training ground to build confidence in the air before transitioning to the larger jumps of Valhalla. Access Valkyrie from the Verde trail water station on the Elk Camp work road.

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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.

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GONZO

ADVANCED FREERIDE TRAIL

Best ridden “with total commitment, total concentration, and a mad sort of panache,” Snowmass Bike Park’s expert freeride trail, Gonzo, is sure to thrill even the most experienced bike park rider. Traversing a mature Aspen grove in the bike park’s lower mountain, Gonzo features just under a mile of high speed berms, swooping wallrides, narrow cannon logs, large gaps, and elevated wood bridges with drops. Gonzo is accessed via the Valhalla trail. Take a right onto the large wooden platform just after the Government trail intersection.

EZ-PZ Trail EZ-PZ Trail

*NEW* EZ-PZ

Beginner Freeride Trail

The smooth dirt surface of the EZ-PZ trail provides beginning riders with a predictable and controlled environment to embrace the basic techniques of downhill mountain biking. Wide berms and gentle rollers encourage proper body position and cornering skills, while a gentle pitch keeps the speed down while riders familiarize themselves with the bike’s powerful brakes. Traveling just 1/3 of a mile adjacent to the Meadows chairlift, EZ-PZ is perfect for taking multiple laps and refining skills.

Lemon Trail Lemon Trail

*NEW* Lemon

Intermediate Freeride Trail

An intermediate freeride trail near the Meadows chairlift, Lemon provides a first taste of the intentionally built features riders can expect as they make their way into the Snowmass Bike Park’s more advanced trails. At just .3 miles long, Lemon squeezes in a number of interesting and dynamic terrain elements, including wooden rollers, small drops, rock gardens, and even a wallride, all at a scale that riders will find inspiring, rather than intimidating.

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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