Vail Pass/Tenmile Canyon National Recreation

The Vail Pass/Tenmile Canyon National Recreation Trail begins at Gore Creek Campground and ends at Copper Mountain. This paved trail starts where Bighorn Road ends, follows what used to be old Highway 6 over Vail Pass, and then descends to Copper Mountain. It is a popular biking trail, so be careful to stay on the right side of the trail as bikers descend toward you.

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Vail, CO
Information Center: Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District

General Information

Directions: Travel east on I-70 to exit 180 for East Vail. Turn right and travel 2.3 miles east on the south frontage road, passing under the interstate and past the Gore Creek Campground. Park just beyond at the road closure gate.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Paved recreation path
Difficulty Level: Easy

Road Cycling

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
18.0 miles

  Latitude : 

  Longitude : 

  Elevation : 
8615 - 10600