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Vail Pass-Tenmile Canyon Trail

The Vail Pass/Tenmile Canyon National Recreation Trail begins at Gore Creek Campground and ends at Copper Mountain.

photo: Cyclist on the paved, dedicated bike route. Photo by Ericshawwhite.

Length: 21.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Fitness Trail
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

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Location: Along I-70, joins Frisco to Vail through Copper Mountain
State(s): Colorado
Counties:
Longitude: -106.2725
Latitude: 39.6275

Driving Directions

Travel east on I-70 to exit 180 for East Vail. Turn right and travel 2.3 miles east on the south frontage road, passing under the interstate and past the Gore Creek Campground. Park just beyond at the road closure gate.

Description

The Vail Pass/Tenmile Canyon National Recreation Trail begins at Gore Creek Campground and ends at Copper Mountain. This paved trail starts where Bighorn Road ends, follows what used to be old Highway 6 over Vail Pass, and then descends to Copper Mountain. It is a popular biking trail, so be careful to stay on the right side of the trail as bikers descend toward you.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1980

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFS Trail Details

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
White River National Forest
Old Federal Building
P.O. Box 948
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602

 

Photos

Cyclist on the paved, dedicated bike route. Photo by Ericshawwhite.

Cyclist on the paved, dedicated bike route. Photo by Ericshawwhite.

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