In Base Village, you can load your bike into the Elk Camp Gondola and then onto Elk Camp Chairlift to start your ride at 11,325 feet with views of dramatic alpine scenery and 14,000-foot peaks. Trails like Animal Crackers (featured in the Enduro World Series), are steep, gnarly, off-camber descents filled with roots, rocks, jumps, and loamy corners. Trails like Verde feature long winding mellow grades for rolling your way down the mountain. The Snowmass Bike Park is laced with trails for the greenest of beginners to the most experienced and seasoned riders.
Located across the valley from the ski area is a ridge-line with a mountain bike and hiking trail appropriately named “The Rim Trail”. South Rim will take you up a gentle climb from the Divide Road Trail Head to a beautiful yin-yang sculpture embedded in the ground. Continue riding the Rim Trail across to the junction of North Rim or Seven Star. North Rim is a narrower handbuilt trail with typewriter-style switchbacks that challenge your ability to maintain speed. Seven Star is a machine built dual direction flow trail that is slightly less steep than North Rim with friendly bermed corners and a wider track.
A downhill flow trail with generous in-sloped berms, rollers, table tops, chicanes, and a couple of doubles that can be gapped at speed is a must-ride. This trail is a local favorite with some pretty fast Strava times that are hard to beat.