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Paulie's Plunge

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 4.5 (2)

As the name suggests, this is a steep descent through aspens.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

Point to Point

9,160' 2,792 m

High

7,976' 2,431 m

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0' 0 m

Up

1,185' 361 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (8°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Closed May 1- June 30.

Description

Paulie's Plunge starts from a red box next to a bend about half way up the Cinch Trail. Begin by descending steeply down rocky drops and over roots through a stunning aspen forest valley. The trail surface smoothes out a bit, but there will still be sections with very tough footing.

After a while, the trail stops descending quite so fast and crosses beautiful Stone Creek using a skinny bridge. Then hike more of the same, paralleling the creek through a rocky gully with partially cleared pine forests and aspens. The bottom is much less steep as it contours a hillside instead of careening straight down. The trail ends at a junction with the Eagle Vail Trail which you can use (go to the left/west) to reach town or take the Eagle Vail Trail briefly (right/east) to reach Eagle Drive. Bikes are allowed on the Paulie's Plunge Trail.

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Megan W

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  4.5 from 2 votes

#4

in Beaver Creek

#8106

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#4

in Beaver Creek

#646

in Colorado

#8,106

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Awesome wildflowers and aspens on Paulies Plunge
Mar 25, 2015 near Avon, CO
Starting the plunge through some big aspens
Mar 25, 2015 near Avon, CO

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Sep 20, 2020
Mike Amolsch
First day vacation- beautiful wooden/meadows lots of color- aspens incredible - great start- 15K steps 4.7mi
Sep 27, 2019
G Vegas
Oct 3, 2017
Allegra Waterman-Snow