The Vail Valley has earned the prestigious designation of being a Silver-Level Ride Center, and the West Avon Preserve trail system is included in that designation. Located north of I-70 in the Wildridge neighborhood of Avon, the West Avon Preserve offers winding trails of all levels of difficulty from easy to strenuous. Hiking, biking and horseback riding are allowed uses, while motorized vehicle use is not allowed on the West Avon Preserve trails.
Wrap up your day with one of the best sunset hikes in the Vail Valley. Park at the Beaver Creek Point trailhead and head out to Beaver Creek Point to take in breathtaking views of Avon and Beaver Creek, or follow the 1-mile Our Backyard loop to get great Wildridge views. If you’re ready for some more intermediate and advanced mountain biking, check out the entire trail map by searching “Avon, CO” to get a better understanding of the trail system and its connections.
Another West Avon Preserve trailhead is located across from O’Neal Spur Pocket Park in Wildridge, at the intersection of Old Trail Road and O’Neal Spur. From this trailhead, you can access the PB&J (Pumps, Berms and Jumps) bike trail, which offers big in-sloped corners, tight switchbacks and incredible views of Beaver Creek. Restroom facilities and a water fountains are available at the O’Neal Spur Pocket Park, and amble parking is available.
The West Avon Preserve trails are a great way to end your day, and are perfect for families looking for a wide variety of terrain. Please note: Some trails in the West Avon Preserve are closed from December 15 - April 15.