Ride of the week: The Bone Yard | VailDaily.com

Ride of the week: The Bone Yard

Arn Menconi

The Bone Yard/East Eagle area can be ridden in a combination of different loops. This description will cover riding up Bone Yard and down East Eagle. Start at the parking area at the intersection of Bluffs Drive and Mill Roadd in the Bluffs subdivision.

Ride 0.3 miles to the end of Bluffs Drive and up the hill to the green gate.Ride around the gate and along a doubletrack for 0.15 miles.

Turn right on the Bone Yard singletrack. Continue climbing steadily through switchbacks for about 1.3 miles. The trail will level out as it crosses a road. Continue straight and ride through the sagebrush. The trail will begin climbing again, but at an easier grade. After 0.8 miles riders will intersect with the main road. Turn left and go on riding for 1.4 miles. Look for a doubletrack on the right – turn here and enjoy the view of New York Mountain. Ride on the faint doubletrack for 0.4 miles and then veer right on to singletrack.

Stay on this trail for 3.1 miles to the end of the trail. Riders will exit on to Kaibab Drive. Turn right and ride about 0.15 miles to Mill Road and the beginning of the ride.

DirectionsDrive on Interstate 70 to Eagle at exit 147. Go through the roundabout right on Hwy6 and Grand Avenue.

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Take the first left on Capitol Street. Go two blocks and take a left on Third Street and drive up the hill about a half mile. Turn left on to Mill Road into the new Bluffs subdivision. Look for a parking area on your left. From here follow the BLM access signs start the ride.For more info on cycling and maps in the Vail Valley check out http://www.vailvelo.comVail Colorado

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