Two Elk National Recreation Trail is a 8.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Minturn, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible from July until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Follow a crystal clear creek up a narrow valley to the base of Vail Ski Area's Tea Cup Bowl and Blue Sky Basin on the Two Elk National Recreation Trail. A pleasant journey through thick forest, past rocky outcrops, amid lush aspen forests, and across fields of colorful wildflowers. NOTE: Bring water as the creek is not always near the trail. Numerous berry bushes line the trail at the west end. Be aware of bears, especially in late August and September. Hunters may use this area during hunting season. The trail is neither marked nor maintained during the winter.