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West Government Trail

West Government Trail is a challenging singletrack trail that traverses across Snowmass Mountain ski area. This trail is the primary connection ride between Aspen, Buttermilk and Snowmass. West Government contains technical switchbacks that may require dismount of the average rider.


3.19 Miles
1,148' Ascent
834' Descent
9,639' High
9,061' Low
100% Sngltrk
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About West Government Trail

This trail is used less often than it’s East continuation of Government Trail. This expert trail offers technical switchbacks with fast riding over changing terrain. West Government TrailĀ provides the option to continue onto Village Bound, Connector Trail, or Cross Mountain Trail.




Parking at Trailhead parking lot that allows access to Ditch Trail.

Map Location of Parking Lot

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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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