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Eagle County Riding
Eagle County is full of amazing terrain to ride, which falls into two jurisdictions, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and United States Forest Service (USFS). Check out some of the trails we have to offer below…
First of all, we recommend you pick up a map…
– For Old School Maps (no batteries required), we use Trails Illustrated or Latitude 40 Maps. These are available at some local gas stations as well as the everything store in downtown Eagle.
– For New School Apps, we use REVER, a company located right here in Eagle. You can track your rides, view other’s rides, and connect with other riders. Search for and connect with the Rocky Mountain Sport Riders Group within the app to see our favorite rides. See the links at the bottom of the page for some of our favorite rides from Rever. There are also links for the BLM and USFS.
The locals names for the riding areas in the Vail Valley are; from east to west: Bocco Mountain, McCoy, Hardscrabble/Spring Creek, and Green Gate.
Following are some brief descriptions of these areas.
Bocco Mountain (Wolcott, CO)
This trail is directional in a counterclockwise direction.
This trail is quite challenging featuring tight trees and turns, as well as large uphills and downhills littered with rocks with short run-ups.
Outer Loop is about 13 miles, with options for inner loops as well.
McCoy (McCoy, CO)
This trail system is a bit hard to follow on a map. Best to go with a local if you can.
This trail system is also quite challenging with rock step ups/downs and arroyo sand washes.
Hardscrabble/Spring Creek (Eagle/Gypsum, CO)
This trail system is the easiest of the group with a couple challenging sections. Terrain is generally desert/gyp dirt with sage and scrub oak.
Green Gate (Gypsum/Basalt, CO)
This trail system straddles the divide between Gypsum and Basalt on Cottonwood Pass. It consists of pine and aspen forests. Expect roots, rocks, large uphills, and tree crossings.