Fred's Lunch -> Lion Down

Vail

A fast intermediate descent on a classic-style two-way singletrack.

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
6.9 km
Ascent
9 m
Descent
596 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
Fred's Lunch -> Lion Down Map

Fred's Lunch to Lion Down forms an upper intermediate descent all the way down the mountain, but the singletrack here is not downhill-specific. Rather, this is a two-way trail that is meant to be either climbed or descended.

Description

Vail Mountain says that this "classic singletrack mixes tight, wooded sections with open meadows." As a result of the classic nature, this descent from the top of the lift is actually a bit tricker than some of the other trails in the Vail Bike Park. Roots, rocks, loose sections, and abrupt corners make for a less predictable ride quality, as compared to trails like Big Mamba. In fact, some would argue that this makes Fred's Lunch an even more enjoyable and worthy ride than many of the dedicated downhill trails in the Vail Bike Park.

Sources: https://www.vail.com/explore-the-resort/activities-and-events/summer-activities/mountain-biking.aspx

Difficulty

Difficult

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.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Shuttle-run
  • Singletrack
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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