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Snowshoeing / Cross-Country Skiing Trails Map

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Snowshoeing / Cross-Country Skiing Trails List

TIP: To find the trails below on the map above: (1) remember the trail name below; (2) click the icon in the upper left corner of the map above; (3) an alphabetized list of markers with trail names will appear and can be expanded using a down arrow; (4) click the trail you want in that list; and (5) its marker will be highlighted on the map and it's contents will appear in a window.

Trail Name / Links to Descriptions 1-Way (mi) Rise (ft) Difficulty
10th Mountain Division Trail System. Map (click "Winter Routes" to show trails).
Beaver Creek Nordic Center Trail System. Beaver Creek webpage. Trail map. McCoy Park trail map.      
Beaver Lake Trail #2109. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet.
See chapter "40 Beaver Lake" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See chapter "33 Beaver Lake" in Falcon Guides book Best Hikes Near Breckenridge and Vail.
See description "Beaver Creek Trail 2109 / Turquoise Lake Trail" under "Non-Mechanized Trails" on Latitude 40's Vail & Eagle Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
3.0 +1,669 Moderate
Bowman Gulch Road #423.
See chapter "43 East Lake Creek" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
3.5 +1,400  
Bowman's Shortcut Trail #1851. Also known as #2133. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. Citizens for Roadless Area Defense webpage.
See chapter "2. Bowman's Shortcut to Top of the World" in Colorado Mountain Club book Pack Guide: The Best Vail Valley Hikes.
See chapter "10 Bowman's Shortcut / Commando Ski Run" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See chapter "20 Bowman's Shortcut Trail" in Falcon Guides book Best Hikes Near Breckenridge and Vail.
See description "Bowman's Shortcut / Commando Run Trail" under "West Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Summit, Vail & Holy Cross.
See description "The Commando Run - Bowman's Shortcut" under "Multi-Use / Non-Motorized Trails" on Latitude 40's Vail & Eagle Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
See description "Commando Run - Bowman's Shortcut / Vail Pass to Vail" under "Vail/Eagle County" on Latitude 40's Summit County Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
4.2 +1,230 Moderate
Boy Scout Trail. MTBPROJECT webpage. AllTrails webpage.
See chapter "54 Scout Trail" in People's Press book Winter Trails: Aspen to Glenwood.
7.4 +2,300  
Brush Creek West Road #400. Also known as Eagle/Thomasville Road. USFS quicksheet. 44.0   Easy
Buck Creek Trail #2106. USFS webpage.
See chapter "39 Buck Creek" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See description "Buck Cr Trail under "West Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Summit, Vail & Holy Cross.
3.5 +2,220  
Buffehr Creek Trail #787. Also labeled #2111. USFS webpage.
See chapter "50 Panorama Ridge" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See description "Buffehr Cr Trail" under "West Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Summit, Vail & Holy Cross.
See description "Buffehr Creek Trail 787 - Lost Lake West TH - Buffehr Creek TH" under "Multi-Use / Non-Motorized Trails" on Latitude 40's Vail & Eagle Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
See description "Buffehr Creek Tr 787 / Lost Lake TH to Vail" under "Vail/Eagle County" on Latitude 40's Summit County Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
3.5 +1,435  
Burford-New Castle Trail System Trailhead. Also known as West Elk Trailhead. USFS webpage.      
Card Creek Trail #1895. Also known as Lake Creek Trail. Wildernet webpage. 2.0    
Colorado Trail #2108 - Segment 8. Also is the Continental Divide Trail. Also known as #1776. Southwest from Copper Mountain to Tennessee Pass  through Camp Hale. Only the half west of Kokomo Pass is in this region. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet 1. USFS quicksheet 2.
See chapter for Segment 8 in Colorado Mountain Club's book The Colorado Trail.
See chapter "33 Cataract Creek" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See chapter "34 Tennessee Pass to Camp Hale" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See chapter "49. Old Railroad Run" in Colorado Mountain Club book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
See description "Colorado Trail - Searle Pass to Camp Hale" under "Multi-Use / Non-Motorized Trails" on Latitude 40's Vail & Eagle Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
12.5   Moderate to Strenuous
Commando Run. Includes parts or all of Shrine Pass Road #709, Lime Creek Road #728, Bowman's Shortcut Trail #1851, Two Elk Connector Trail, and Mill Creek Road #710. summitpost.org webpage.
See appendix "Commando Run" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See chapter "26 Commando Run" in Falcon Guides book Winter Trails Colorado.
See description "Bowman's Shortcut / Commando Run Trail" under "West Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Summit, Vail & Holy Cross.
See description "The Commando Run - Bowman's Shortcut" under "Multi-Use / Non-Motorized Trails" on Latitude 40's Vail & Eagle Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
See description "Commando Run - Bowman's Shortcut / Vail Pass to Vail" under "Vail/Eagle County" on Latitude 40's Summit County Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
18.0   Strenuous
Crater Lake Trail. Not on USFS forest map.
See chapter "37 Crater Lake" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide. 
2.4
Eagle Vail Trail. MTBPROJECT webpage.
See chapter "38 Eagle Vail Trail" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
2.5 +800 Easy
East Brush Creek Road #415. No information available.      
Eiseman Trail. Not on USFS forest map. USFS webpage. 6.8 +1,411  
Fancy Creek/Pass Trail #2006. Continues as Cross Creek Trail #2006. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet.
See chapter "10. Missouri Pass / Fancy Pass" in Colorado Mountain Club book Pack Guide: The Best Vail Valley Hikes.
See chapter "30 Fancy Lake" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See chapter "31 Fancy-Missouri Pass Loop" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See chapter "Missouri Lakes and Fancy Lake Loop" in Westcliffe book Colorado Above Treeline.
See description "Fancy Creek Trail #2006" under "West Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Summit, Vail & Holy Cross.
See description "Fancy Pass Tr 2006" under "Minturn - East Side of map" on Latitude 40's Vail & Eagle Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
4.4 +2,451 Strenuous
Gore Lake Trail #2015.1A. USFS webpage.
See chapter "7 Gore Lake" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See chapter "21 Gore Lake" in Falcon Guides book Best Hikes Near Breckenridge and Vail.
2.0.+ approach +1,190
Grouse Creek West Trail #2129 / 2129.B. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet.
See chapter "21 West Grouse Creek" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See chapter "27 West Grouse Creek Trail" in Falcon Guides book Best Hikes Near Breckenridge and Vail.
See description "Grouse Mtn #2010 & W Grouse Cr #2129" under "West Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Summit, Vail & Holy Cross.
See description "West Grouse Creek Tr 2129" under "Minturn - East Side of map" on Latitude 40's Vail & Eagle Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
9.0 +4,320 Strenuous
Grouse Lake Trail #2127. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet.
See chapter "20 Grouse Lake" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See chapter "26 Grouse Lake" in Falcon Guides book Best Hikes Near Breckenridge and Vail.
See description "Grouse Lake Trail #2127" under "West Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Summit, Vail & Holy Cross.
See description "Grouse Lake Tr 2127" under "Minturn - East Side of map" on Latitude 40's Vail & Eagle Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
4.6 +2,865 Strenuous
Half Moon Pass / Mount Holy Cross Trail #2009. USFS Half Moon webpage. USFS Holy Cross webpage. USFS quicksheet.
See chapter "14 Half Moon Pass Trail / Mount of the Holy Cross" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See chapter "16 Eagle County: Mount of the Holy Cross" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See description "Half Moon / Mount of the Holy Cross Trail #2009" under "West Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Summit, Vail & Holy Cross.
See description "Half Moon Pass Tr 2009" under "Minturn - East Side of map" on Latitude 40's Vail & Eagle Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
6.5 +3,705 Strenuous
Harvey Gap State Park Trail System. (Colorado Parks & Wildlife.)  CP&W park website.      
Hat Creek Road #416 Trail System.
See chapter "46 Lake Charles and Mystic Island Lake" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
     
Homestake Road #703. USFS webpage. 10.8 +1.340  
Jess Weaver / No Name Trail #1847. USFS trailhead webpage. USFS quicksheet. Citizens for Roadless Area Defense webpage.
See chapter "50 Jess Weaver Trail" in People's Press book Aspen to Glenwood Trails: Day Hiking Guide.
See chapter "55 Jess Weaver Trail" in People's Press book Winter Trails: Aspen to Glenwood Trails.
See chapter "39 Jess Weaver Trail" in Falcon Guides book Best Hikes Near Breckenridge and Vail. 
6.3 +3,216 Moderate
Lost Lake Trail #1893 / #720.1H. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. Vail Hiking Guide.
See chapter "36 Lost Lake" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See description "Lost Lake Trail #1893" under "West Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Summit, Vail & Holy Cross.
See description "Lost Lake Loop Tr 1893" under "Multi-Use / Non-Motorized Trails" on Latitude 40's Vail & Eagle Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
See description "Lost Lake Tr 1893 / TH to TH" under "Vail/Eagle County" on Latitude 40's Summit County Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
3.73 +808 Easy
Martin Creek Trail #2128. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet.
See chapter "19 Martin Creek" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See description "Martin Creek Trail #2128" under "West Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Summit, Vail & Holy Cross.
6.9 +2,921 Strenuous
Marvine Trail #1823. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet.
See chapter "25 Marvine Loop" in Falcon Guides book Hiking Colorado.
See section "Marvine Trail 1823" in Westwinds Press book The Hiking and Camping Guide to the Flat Tops Wilderness.
11.0 +2,965 Moderate
Meadow Mountain Trail #748. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet.
See chapter "22 Meadow Mountain" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See chapter "25 Meadow Mountain" in Falcon Guides book Best Hikes Near Breckenridge and Vail.
See description "Meadow Mountain & Line Shack Trails" under "West Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Summit, Vail & Holy Cross.
See description "Meadow Mountain Trail 748 - Whiskey Creek Trail 2348" under "Multi-Use / Non-Motorized Trails" on Latitude 40's Vail & Eagle Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
4.5 +2,071 Moderate
Mill Creek Road/Trail #710. USFS quicksheet. Citizens for Roadless Area Defense webpage. 10.1 +3,579 Strenuous
Mitchell Creek Loop Trail System. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet.
See chapter "48. Mitchell Creek Loop" in Colorado Mountain Club book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
See chapter "49. Old Railroad Run" in Colorado Mountain Club book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
     
Morapos Trail #1801. USFS webpage.      
New York Mountain Trail #1876. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet.
See chapter "12. New York Mountain" in Colorado Mountain Club book Pack Guide: The Best Vail Valley Hikes.
4.36 +2,635 Moderate
No Name Road #705. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet.
See chapter "29 Seven Sisters Lakes" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See description "No Name Rd / Wurtz Ditch Rd 705" under "Minturn - East Side of map" on Latitude 40's Vail & Eagle Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
20 +1,426  
North Vail Trail #1896. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet (Trapper's Run to Davos) - Trail #1896.2. USFS quicksheet (Davos to Buffehr Creek) - Trail #1896.2. USFS quicksheet (Buffehr Creek to Red Sandstone). USFS quicksheet (Red Sandstone to Son of Middle Creek) - Trail #1896.3. Vail Hiking Guide.
See chapter "4 North Trail" in Falcon Guides book Best Easy Day Hikes Vail.
See chapter "13. North Trail (Section 4: Son of Middle Creek to Red Sandstone" in Colorado Mountain Club book Pack Guide: The Best Vail Valley Hikes.
See chapter "49 North Vail Trail" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See chapter "24 North Trail" in Falcon Guides book Best Hikes Near Breckenridge and Vail.
See description "North Trail" under "West Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Summit, Vail & Holy Cross.
See description "The North Trail 1896" under "Multi-Use / Non-Motorized Trails" on Latitude 40's Vail & Eagle Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
See description "North Tr / Red Sandstone Rd - Davos TH" under "Vail/Eagle County" on Latitude 40's Summit County Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
11.1    
Paulie's Plunge / Stone Creek Trail #2349. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet.
See description "Paulies Plunge & Stone Creek Trail' under "West Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Summit, Vail & Holy Cross.
See description "Paulie's Plunge 2349 - Beaver Creek Resort" under "Multi-Use / Non-Motorized Trails" on Latitude 40's Vail & Eagle Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
2.2 +1,153  
Ranch Creek Road/Trail #755. Ends at 10th Mountain Division Jackal Hut. USFS quicksheet.
See description "Ranch Creek Road 755" under "Minturn - East Side of map" on Latitude 40's Vail & Eagle Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
2.4 +2,010 Strenuous
Red Mountain Road/Trail. summitpost.org webpage.
See chapter "49 Red Mountain Road & Trail" in People's Press book Aspen to Glenwood Trails: Day Hiking Guide.
See chapter "53 Red Mountain Road" in People's Press book Winter Trails: Aspen to Glenwood Trails.
3.1 +1,585 Moderate
Red Sandstone/Moniger/Muddy Pass Road #700 and Trail System. USFS Red Sandstone webpage. USFS Lost Lake Road #786 webpage. USFS Middle Creek Road #719 webpage.
See chapter "37 Crater Lake" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
     
Rifle Gap State Park Trail System. (Colorado Parks & Wildlife.) CP&W webpage. CP&W map.      
Rio Blanco County Road #10. Also known as South Fork Road. USFS webpage.      
Shrine Ridge/Mountain Trail #2016. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet.
See chapter "12 Shrine Ridge Trail" in Falcon Guides book Best Easy Day Hikes Vail.
See chapter "16. Shrine Ridge and Holy Cross Overlook" in Colorado Mountain Club book Pack Guide: The Best Vail Valley Hikes.
See chapter "12 Shrine Ridge" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See chapter "19 Shrine Ridge Trail" in Falcon Guides book Best Hikes Near Breckenridge and Vail.
2.1 +743 Easy to Moderate
Spraddle Creek Road #737. Most of road not on USFS map. Vail Valley Lifestyle webpage. 3.86 +2,489  
Spraddle Creek Roadless Area Trail System.  Includes Middle Creek Trail #2135 and Son of Middle Creek Trail #2136. Citizens for Roadless Area Defense webpage. Son of Middle Creek map.
See chapter "37 Crater Lake" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
     
Sylvan Lake State Park Trail System. (Colorado Parks & Wildlfe.) CP&W webpage. CP&W map. USFS webpage.
See chapter "47 Sylvan Lake Trails" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
     
Tigiwon Road #707. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet.
See description "Tigiwon Rd 707" under "Minturn - East Side of map" on Latitude 40's Vail & Eagle Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
8.0 +2,161  
Trappers Lake Trail #1816. USFS webpage (from Trappers Lake). USFS quicksheet (from Trappers Lake). USFS webpage (from Sweetwater Creek). USFS quicksheet (from Sweetwater Creek).
See section "Trappers Lake Trail 1816" in Westwinds Press book The Hiking and Camping Guide to the Flat Tops Wilderness.
15.0 +2,065 Moderate
Two Elk Connector. MTBProject webpage. 2.2 +513 Easy
Two Elk National Recreation Trail #2005. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet. Citizens for Roadless Area Defense webpage.
See chapter "6 Two Elk National Recreation Trail" in Falcon Guides book Best Easy Day Hikes Vail.
See chapter "8 Two Elk" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See chapter "28 Two Elk National Recreation Trail" in Falcon Guides book Best Hikes Near Breckenridge and Vail.
See description "Two Elk Trail #2005' under "West Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Summit, Vail & Holy Cross.
See description "Two Elk Trail 2005 - Gore Creek CG to Minturn" under "Multi-Use / Non-Motorized Trails" on Latitude 40's Vail & Eagle Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
See description "Two Elk Tr 2005" under "Vail/Eagle County" on Latitude 40's Summit County Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
11.0 -2,324 Moderate
Vail Nordic Center Trail System. Webpage. Map.      
Vail Pass / Tenmile Canyon National Recreation Trail. Also known as Old Vail Pass Road. Connects Vail Recreation Path System with the Summit County RecPath System. USFS webpage.
See chapter "8 Two Elk" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See description "Vail Pass National Recreation Tr" under "Vail - East Side of map" on Latitude 40's Vail & Eagle Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
18.0    
Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area Trail System. USFS webpage. USFS brochure. USFS map. USFS quicksheet.
See chapter "33 Cataract Creek" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See chapter "25 Shrine Pass" in Falcon Guides book Winter Trails Colorado.
     
Vail Ski Resort Nordic School. School webpage. USFS webpage.      
Vance's Cabin Ski Touring Area.
See chapter "34 Tennessee Pass to Camp Hale" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See chapter "53. Vance's Cabin" in Colorado Mountain Club book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
     
Village to Village Trail. Beaver Creek to Arrowhead.
See chapter "41 Village to Village" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
3.6 +900 Easy
Whiskey Creek Trail #2348. MTBPROJECT webpage.
See chapter "25 Whiskey Creek" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See description "Whiskey Creek Trail #2348' under "West Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Summit, Vail & Holy Cross.
See description "Meadow Mountain Trail 748 - Whiskey Creek Trail 2348" under "Multi-Use / Non-Motorized Trails" on Latitude 40's Vail & Eagle Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
3.9 +2,120 Strenuous
Whitney Lake Trail #2002. USFS webpage. USFS quicksheet.
See chapter "26 Whitney Lake" in Alpenrose Press book The Vail Hiker and Ski Touring Guide.
See description "Whitney Lake Trail #2002' under "West Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Summit, Vail & Holy Cross.
See description "Whitney Lake Tr 2002" under "Minturn - East Side of map" on Latitude 40's Vail & Eagle Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
2.5 +1,836 Moderate
Yeoman Park - Fulford Area Trail System. Old Fulford Road #419, Nolan Creek Road #418, Hat Creek Road #416. USFS webpage.      
       

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