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Hardscrabble Area Mountain Biking Trail

Basics
Location:
South of Gypsum, west of Vail on I-70.
Length:
10 miles oneway
Difficulty:
Intermediate,
Advanced
Aerobic Difficulty:
Difficult
Time To Allow:
2 hours
Elevation Change:
2500 feet
Season:
Spring to Fall

Description

This trail crosses sagebrush and pinion-juniper woodland in lower elevations, before climbing to oak brush, aspen, spruce, and lodgepole pine forest. Scenic views of the Eagle River Valley are outstanding, and deer, elk and other wildlife may be seen along the trail. A few steep and rough stretches raise the difficulty level of this route.

Details

Location:
South of Gypsum, west of Vail on I-70.
Length:
10 miles oneway
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Advanced
Aerobic Difficulty:
Difficult
Time To Allow:
2 hours
Elevation Change:
2500
Season:
Spring to Fall

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
From Gypsum, head east on Highway 6 past the airport. Turn right at the County Road, go 1/4 miles, and turn left on the dirt road. There is an informal trailhead with limited signing along the route.

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