Two Elk National Recreational Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews
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Two Elk National Recreational Trail is a 9.6 mile point-to-point trail located near Red Cliff, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from July until May. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

9.6 miles 2037 feet Point to Point

dog friendly


mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding



wild flowers

Directions from Vail: East Trailhead: Travel east on I-70 approximately 4 miles to exit 180, the East Vail exit. Turn right (south) from the off-ramp onto a frontage road. Follow the frontage road to the road closure gate, approximately 2 miles. This is the start of Vail Pass Trail, a paved path. The east end of the Two Elk Trail can be accessed approximately 2 miles up the Vail Pass Trail. No motorized vehicles are permitted on the Vail Pass Trail.

10 months ago

Did the Western descent on a mountain bike, from the highest point on the trail. Absolutely beautiful! The bottom third is solidly black diamond trail but quite doable.