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This mostly flat, mellow trail is wide and welcoming.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

Loop

8,270' 2,521 m

High

8,210' 2,503 m

Low

60' 18 m

Up

58' 18 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Off-leash

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Family Friendly Easy access, short and scenic trail.

Trails in the West Avon Preserve are usually closed from November to April for deer/elk winter habitat (signs will be posted). Dogs must either be leashed or under voice control.

Description

This enjoyable multiuse trail at the top of the Wildridge neighborhood is a convenient path for residents but not a top destination hike. On foot, it is pleasant to just wander the trails on this hilltop and take in the varied views as they present themselves, and bikers are only allowed on Our Backyard- the remainder of the trails marked in yellow on the trailhead map signs are for foot traffic only. It is worth using the Hiking Project mobile app or studying the map at the parking area before setting out because there are no trail markings on the trails themselves.

While traveling the smooth Our Backyard Trail, you'll pass through a couple of small aspen groves, see good views of Beaver Creek and Arrowhead ski areas, and get a good sense of Avon valley and the surrounding hillsides. Bikes are allowed on the Our Backyard Trail, so keep an ear out for them.

Flora & Fauna

Sage, pinyon, cedar, scrub. Some drought-tolerant wildflowers and hawks.

Contacts

Land Manager: Town of Avon

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Megan W

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  3.3 from 3 votes

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in Avon

#26923

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#5

in Avon

#2,192

in Colorado

#26,923

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Photos

View of the Saddle Ridge Trail from the Aspen Grove connector trail off of Our Backyard Trail.
Jul 5, 2016 near Avon, CO
Typical smooth trail conditions on Our Backyard
Sep 9, 2015 near Avon, CO
Western views are great from Our Backyard Trail
Sep 9, 2015 near Avon, CO
A clump of aspen trees in the distance break up the parched landscape
Sep 9, 2015 near Avon, CO
Good views of Beaver Creek ski area from the West Avon Preserve
Sep 9, 2015 near Avon, CO
Looking north from the Aspen Grove Way Trail
Sep 9, 2015 near Avon, CO

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Jul 5, 2016
Kevin Harms
Nice single track trail. Took the hikers trail which goes over the top of the ridge with great views of the surrounding area. 0.6mi — 0h 45m
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