Beaver Creek offers a network of great intermediate, family and cross-country mountain biking trails when it is not operating as a ski resort. The trails vary from wide open service roads with moderate grades to steeper single track with some sections of expert level riding. Often wildlife such as deer, fox and porcupine can be found along the trails, especially in late afternoon. Fall is a great time to ride as the lower mountain is covered in beautiful aspen forests.
Road cycling? For an easy to moderate road ride, a paved path runs along the banks of Eagle River in Avon and stretches through the Vail Valley. Winding down from East Vail the path crosses through Vail Village and then continues west down the valley through Dowd Junction, then onto Avon and Edwards. Eagle County offers 58 miles of paved recreational paths! For more of a challenge try the Vail Pass path. The trail is 8.7 miles, stretching from East Vail to the top of Vail Pass with the elevation gain of 1,831 feet. For the more advanced cyclists, popular area routes include US 24 to Leadville and US 6 near Wolcott, just minutes from Beaver Creek.
Venture Sports | (970)949-1318
Venture Sports is the ultimate cycling hub in Colorado’s Vail Valley. From weekly rides, to a comprehensive guide to Eagle County, Vail & Beaver Creek area trails – to the best tunes in town – they have everything you need from helmets to tires or even a new bike. They are conveniently located in the heart of Avon or you can simply reserve a bike and they’ll bring Venture Sports straight to Creekside for you!
- Bike Tuning – Get your ride back to perfect shape!
- Bike Rentals & Demos – With an all-new selection of bikes, you can’t go wrong – and these are not your average bikes. Eagle County, CO features world class cycling terrain – and world class athletes – so why offer anything less than a top notch bike to ride around on? Venture Sports will hook you up with equipment the other guys don’t even carry.
- Bike Tours – Venture Sports offers guided tours for interested riders & groups every day, during the summertime, of both Vail Pass & Glenwood Canyon.