Bowman's Shortcut Trail

EASY 17 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.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,030 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

snow

1 month ago

Great peaceful trail. Good cool down trail after Mt. Elbert.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail with breath taking views. Lots of color. The views from the meadow at the top were spectacular. Not very difficult at all. Nice, well marked trail. One of our favorites because of the views at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

A wonderful little hike up to a hilltop meadow. Didn’t see other hikers but passed a few mountain biking groups. Lovely rainbow of changing colors of the short underbrush shrubs. Beautiful mtn range views at the top of gore range, holy cross. Nice change from the standard & popular summit/14er hikes.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Lots of snow! We only made it 1 mile in. I'm sure it will be a great hike later on the season.

mountain biking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

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

Friday, May 13, 2016

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!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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 !!

mountain biking
Monday, July 02, 2012

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

4 months ago

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Sunday, October 08, 2017

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Friday, June 16, 2017

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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Monday, July 09, 2012