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North Trail (Red Sandstone to Son of Middle Creek)

Town of Vail Hiking Information for North Trail (Red Sandstone to Son of Middle Creek)

North Trail (Red Sandstone to Son of Middle Creek)

Length: 3.5 miles (one way)  Difficulty: Moderate

Follow switchbacks as you climb steadily for about 1.5 miles to an intersection with the Son of Middle Creek Trail #2136. Views from here are excellent as this is one of the two highest points on the entire length of the North Trail. Stay right here and descend the Son of Middle Creek trail to the Spraddle Creek trailhead on the north side of the I-70, Exit 176.


 Crowds: Moderate.


 Access: From Exit 176 for Vail, travel west about 1 mile on the North Frontage Road to Red Sandstone Road. Turn right onto Red Sandstone Road and proceed for 1.3 miles to a gate and the second of two intersections with the North Trail. This is the trailhead on the right.


 Bus to Hike: Take the free Sandstone bus and get off at the Vail View/Red Sandstone bus stop. Walk up Potato Patch Road to USFS Red Sandstone Road for 1 1/4 miles and you will see the North Trail/Son of Middle Creek Trailhead.



Trail Adopted By: Vail Public Safety, Vail Recreation District, East West Partners, Town of Vail Employees, Marriott Streamside

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