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Eye to Eye: Out of the Park

Winter Park

Winter Park Ski Area

Drop out of the bottom of Trestle Bike Park for a fun trail ride, looping back to the base of the resort.

Mountain Biking Difficult

8.9 km
179 m
366 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
3 km
Eye to Eye: Out of the Park Map

Trestle Bike Park doesn't exist in isolation. Instead, at several points, the bike park connects to the greater Fraser Valley mountain bike trail system. One of the primary conduits connecting the resort to the rest of the trail network is the scenic Eye to Eye trail.


Eye to Eye is a beautiful singletrack route providing great views from logging cuts in the forest. Thanks to the wide-open cuts, you can see down into the valley below and to the towering Rocky Mountains beyond.

The trail is tight in spots, with a few short, steep downhill pitches through rock gardens and classic Colorado decomposing granite. While a few rocks and eroded sections do pose a bit of a challenge, many maps give this trail a black diamond rating, which is entirely overblown. This trail only barely ranks a FATMAP "Difficult" rating, providing an upper-intermediate mountain bike ride.

While Eye to Eye looks like a great descent out of the resort on the trail map, note that it's definitely not just a high-speed rip. A few steep, punchy climbs along the way will definitely keep you honest!

The route shown here begins where Lower Arapahoe departs the bike park. The route then follows the entire Eye to Eye trail, part of Ice Hill, and Serenity to get back to the resort. As such, this is a fun pedal-forward excursion to add to your downhill getaway at Trestle.

The finish on Serenity is very serene. While this trail climbs to get back to the resort, it runs through towering timber and crosses a few babbling streams. The dirt is beautiful and dark, and there are some big roots and boulders to keep you on your toes.



Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between June and September


  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • Drops
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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