Bowman's Shortcut Trail

EASY 7 reviews
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Bowman's Shortcut Trail is a 5.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Red Cliff, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

5.6 miles 1171 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking



trail running

cross country skiing

horseback riding



wild flowers


mountain biking
4 months ago

Beautiful views at the top. Lots of wildflowers and greenery in the summer.

7 months ago

10 months ago

went to the top from the road on a bike and then continued on to the back bowls of Vail descending out to the West. what an awesome ride!

1 year ago

I have only hopped on this trail from the road on vail pass but it's super fun and has great views up on top bring a camera and a lunch !!

4 years ago

4 years ago

mountain biking
4 years ago

Super awesome beautiful views, some really steep sections, and nice weather made for a really great ride today!