Bowman's Shortcut Trail

EASY 13 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
1030 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

snowboarding

snowshoeing

trail running

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

snow

5 months ago

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!

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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Monday, July 09, 2012