Biking and Hiking Trails

Overview

The Town of Avon offers paved recreational paths around Nottingham Park, along the Eagle River, and throughout town. Also, dirt single-tracks trails are on the northwest side of town in the West Avon Preserve. The paved pathways and the dirt trails provide opportunities to walk, jog or bike while enjoying the town's mountain landscape. 

Eagle Valley Trail 

The Eagle Valley Trail travels through canyon, river edge and valley towns and is a notable amenity for residents and visitors. The trail provides a safe route for pedestrians and bicyclists through Avon, connecting the town to the nearby communities of Eagle-Vail and Edwards. 
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West Avon Preserve 

Constructed in 2014, the West Avon Preserve offers more than 11 miles of trails accessible from the town's paved bike paths with a variety of terrain for all ability levels that wind between Singletree and Wildridge. Trails include:



West Avon Preserve

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West Avon Preserve Etiquette and Restrictions

Hiking, biking and horseback riding are allowed, while motorized vehicle use is not allowed on the West Avon Preserve trails (map). Seasonal trail closures occur from December 15 to April 15 to protect wildlife. Closed trails include Avon Singletree Connector, BLT, Carroll's Cutoff, Lees Way Down, Saddle Ridge, Wild West Ridge, and Wyse Way. Respect trail closures when marked.

    Etiquette

    • Downhill travelers yield to uphill travelers
    • Alert others when passing from behind
    • Don't create new trails or walk around obstacles; Stay on the trail
    • Bikers yield to joggers and walkers; joggers yield to walkers
    • Respect trail closures when marked. Use at your own risk.

    Restrictions

    • No motorized vehicles
    • Clean up after your pet
    • No camping
    • No smoking
    • No alcohol
    • No hunting
    • Stay on the trail
    • No fires or fireworks
    • No commercial use
    • Dogs must be under voice control
    • Call (970) 479-2200 to report violations
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    History

    In 2013 the Town of Avon acquired 478 acres of land north of Interstate 70 between the neighborhoods of Wildridge and Singletree from the US Forest Service. The land was placed in a conservation easement to permanently preserve and protect natural habitat, wildlife and native plant species as well as provide open space for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike.  In 2014, Avon along with several partner organizations worked to form a network of trails.  The trail system was thoughtfully created in the Preserve to protect the natural environment, open space, and wildlife qualities of the area.  It attained the International Mountain Bicycling Association Silver-Level Ride Center Designation.


    The West Avon Preserve is governed by the West Avon Preserve Management Plan, and is included in the Town’s Recreational Trails Master Plan, which outlines plans for improving the quality and quantity of trails.

    Contributors and Volunteers

    Thank you to: Eagle Valley Land Trust, Eagle County Open Space, United States Forest Service, Town of Avon Citizens, Singletree Property Owners Assoc., Berry Creek Metro District, Mr. John Shipp. A special thanks to the Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association for maintaining the trails. 

    Additional Trails

    Additional trails around Avon include: