Vail Resort has lift service Mountain Biking available during the summer months. There is pretty much something for everyone. Here are the list of available trails and descriptions from Vail's site:
Green.Great for the beginner biker with scenic vistas and access from the Eagle Bahn Gondola - 1 mile (1.6 km)
Green. A beautiful bike trail for beginners from Adventure Ridge to Mid-Vail - 1.2 miles (1.9 km)
Green. Gravel road connecting Fred's Lunch to Lion Down - 1.5 miles (2.4 km)
Green. Longest and most pleasant route on the mountain - a winding gravel road that traverses the mountain in a descent - 7 miles (11.3 km)
Blue. A fun yet challenging single-track that leads from Lion Down to LionsHead Loop - 1.2 miles (1.9 km)
Blue - due to high traffic. An alternative to Village Trail with a pleasant winding gravel road most of the way - 5 miles (8 km)
South 6 Escape
Blue. This single-track off Village Trail is a challenging option for intermediate bikers - 0.75 miles (1.2 km)
Blue. An alternating single and double track path that leads from Mid-Vail down the mountain, providing spectacular views - 3.2 miles (4.8 km)
Blue. Vail's signature trail crossing the Back Bowls, starts easy and becomes more difficult, accessed from Adventure Ridge or the Wildwood connector - 5.3 miles (8.5 km)
South 6 Escape
Blue. This single track off Village Trail is a challenging option for intermediate bikers - .75 miles (1.2 km)
Blue. Downhill all the way from Adventure Ridge on this beautiful, winding single track through groves of Aspen trees - 6 miles (9.7 km)
Black. A grueling 1,000 foot climb from Adventure Ridge to Patrol Headquarters - 2.4 miles (3.9 km)
Black. Most difficult loop with single track, 4x4 roads, steep descents and a 1,000 foot climb - 4 miles (6.6 km)
The following are Downhill biking trails:
WARNING! Downhill bike trails are not for hiking and cross-country biking. Downhill bikes, downhill equipment and pads are highly recommended for use on downhill-specific trails. These are not the same as cross-country trails. They are more technical and require the use of different equipment and skills.
Black. Starts at Adventure Ridge and works its way down to Cubs Way. This single-track winds its way through the woods with several drop-offs and challenging terrain features - 1.2 miles (1.9 km)
Black. Formerly part of the LionsHead Loop, this is a steep single track with can be used as a side route on Lion Down - 0.6 miles (1km)
Double Black. Steep rhythmical single-track with some technical elements - 1.2 miles (1.9 km)
Old Nine Line
Double Black. Very steep and technical with varied terrain and lots of rhythm. Downhill gear necessary - 0.75 miles (1.25 km)
Double Black. The 1994 World Cup Downhill race course is a difficult, steep and technical single-track, experts only - 3.8 miles (6.1 km)
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I rode up Liondown to Eagles Nest. Then down Radio Flyer, PMT, lower Big Mamba and Hanks. Good variety and fun.
Not a big fan of resorts closing all trails to riding up, and putting all climbing on cat tracks.
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