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Rim Trail South

A classic local ride overlooking Snowmass Village

6.60 Miles
1,212' Ascent
1,212' Descent
9,203' High
8,504' Low
60% Sngltrk
Elevation View

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About Rim Trail South

A shorter version of the full Rim Trail Loop, Rim Trail South offers incredible views of Snowmass Village and the surrounding mountains and valleys. While this trail can be ridden in either direction, most prefer to start at the trailhead on Divide Road and ride clockwise. You’ll make your ascent to the overlook known locally as “the yin-yang” via a steady climb that switches back and forth across the slope. One you reach the scenic overlook, take in the 360 degree view of the valleys and reservoir below and peaks above. Once you’ve had your fill of magnificent scenery begin your singletrack descent through aspen groves and along the very scenic Rim Trail ridgeline. Zip your way down until the trail meets the pavement at the top of Sinclair Road. From here, you can either opt to continue your ride to Rim Trail North or you can make your way back to the trailhead by riding Sinclair Road down to Martingale Lane where you’ll hang a right and make your way to the paved bike path. Follow the bike patch until it’s end at the Snowmass Town Center and then hop on the main Brush Creek Road for your final pedal back to the trailhead.

Local’s Tip: This trail is best ridden clockwise.

Ever wondered the origin of the Yin-Yang? Check out Aspen Sojourner’s article on its origin here.


Free parking is available at the trailhead on Divide Road.

Map Location of Parking Lot

More about Rim Trail South

Rentals & Service

Snowmass Village has everything you need to gear up for cycling. Local shops offer the latest in bike rentals and gear.

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Bike Clinics

Riders of all abilities can take advantage of mountain biking clinics to work on everything from feeling comfortable on two-wheels to fine-tuning downhill freeriding techniques.

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Events & Races

Snowmass Village is a cycling community at the core. Weekly races offer a fantastic way to meet and mingle with local cyclists while giving you the opportunity to challenge yourself to a personal best.

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Travel & Parking

Getting to Snowmass is easy and getting to the trailhead is even easier. Snowmass Village boasts plentiful free parking at multiple locations making it hassle-free to get out of your vehicle and on to your ride.

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