Grand Traverse / Cougar Ridge Loop
This 21-mile loop incorporates the widely popular Grand Traverse Trail on Vail Mountain to access the more obscure Cougar Ridge Trail to Minturn.  Via the Village Trail, riders get an overview of the Vail Ski Resort, as it winds its mellow way form the base of the Vista Bahn Express Lift to the top of Eagle's Nest.  From there, two miles along the Grand Traverse Trail deliver stellar views of the Sawatch Range and the Mount of the Holy Cross.  After picking up the unpatrolled Cougar Ridge Trail, the rider is afforded a blasting descent into Minturn before connecting with US-24 and the Vail Bike Path back to close the loop.
--excerpts from Mountain Bike America by Stephen Hlawaty
Start at base of Vista Bahn Lift.
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This trail was added on  by an RMBB member and was last updated on 5/13/2010 by an RMBB member.
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