Lifes Adventures





Length: 3.9 miles (one way)                     Trail Use: High

Difficulty: Moderate                                Open To: Hiking, Biking, Horseback

Beginning Elevation: 8,254 ft.                   Ending Elevation: 8,204 ft.

Elevation Gain: -50 ft.                             USGS Map(s): Vail West, Vail East


Access from Vail : From Exit 176 for Vail, travel west about 1 mile on the North Frontage Road to Red Sandstone Road. Turn right onto Red Sandstone Road and proceed for 1.3 miles to a gate and the second of two intersections with the North Trail. This is the trailhead on the right.

Trail Highlights : Follow switchbacks as you climb steadily for about 2.3 miles to an intersection with the Son of Middle Creek Trail #2136. Views from here are excellent as this is one of the two highest points on the entire length of the North Trail. Stay right here and descend the last 1.6 miles of the North Trail to the Spraddle Creek Road on the north side of the I-70 Exit 176 for Vail.

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