Mountain Biking


Mountain Biking

The Kirkwood Mountain Bike Park offers an exciting network of lift accessed trails from beginner through advanced. Our network of rugged trails take you through spectacular terrain high above the Kirkwood valley, choose a ride that's as challenging or mellow as you please!

Our summer trail network comprises 24 trails in the valley, 11 in the lift accessed mountain bike park and 11.5 miles of single track. The bike park features log rides, pump track and other terrain park features.

Our Mountain Bike opens for the season on Friday, July 4th and runs through Sunday, August 31st.

Hours of Operation: Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm. (Park will be open July 4th!)

2014 Mountain Bike Lift Tickets

Adult (19-64) Full Day $38
  Half Day $27
Teen (13-18) Full Day $28
  Half Day $23
Child (5-12) Full Day $22


Summer Mountain Bike/Hike Passes

Our summer season pass gets you access to Chairs 1 & 2 for hiking and mountain biking all summer long! Chairlifts operate on Friday July 4th, and then weekends from July 5th thru August 31st 2014.

2014 Summer Mountain Bike Passes


 Free Ride Unlimited Bike Park Passes are $349

Unlimited access to Vail, Keystone, Northstar, Kirkwood and Canyon's Bike Parks.

 Purchase your Free Ride Unlimited Pass at the Kirkwood Ticket Office or by calling 1 (800) 842.8062


Mountain Bike Rentals are available at Kirkwood Mountain Sports Bike Shop located at Red Cliffs across from the Summer HQ.  Find out more here >>

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In Case of an Accident or If You Get Lost

Call 911 or call 209.258.7210, from a cell phone. Wait for someone to answer, do not hang up until all pertinent information has been gathered. 

Fire Danger 

Smoking is prohibited on lifts and is only allowed in designated smoking areas.  Report fires immediately via cell or on-mountain emergency phones.

Sun Protection

The Sun’s rays are much more intense at altitude.  We recommend sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 15 or higher as well as eye protection.

Lightning and Thunderstorms

Afternoon thunderstorms are common in the mountains. Take proper precautions when you see or hear a storm developing: Seek shelter, keep off ridgelines, and stay clear of chairlift houses, lift towers, power lines, open spaces, lone trees and signposts. Lifts may close on occasion, causing delays.

High-Altitude Environment  

If you live at a lower elevation, you may tire more easily.  Take it easy at first, plan short trips until you are acclimated and drink plenty of water.  Some visitors may experience symptoms associated with Kirkwood’s high altitude.  Symptoms may include headaches, nausea, and dizziness, loss of appetite, restless sleep, coughing and difficulty in breathing.  If symptoms persist or if you have a concern about your health, you should seek medical attention. 

Adequate Clothing  

Be aware, mountain weather changes quickly and there is usually at least a 10 degree temperature difference from the bottom to the top of the lifts.  Bring a raincoat and consider a sweater or fleece.

Lift Safety  

Under the law, you cannot board a lift unless you have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to negotiate or to use such lift safely or until you have asked for and received information sufficient to enable you to use the lift safely. Patrons must be able to approach the load point under their own power.  Assistance is available upon request.  You may not use a lift when under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Please lower the bar when riding lifts. 

Weather and Terrain

YOU ASSUME THE RISK of unpredictable weather, as well as rugged, uneven, irregular and slippery conditions.


Be aware that trails and roads on Kirkwood Mountain are used for many purposes during the summer.  Mountain bikes, hikers, horses, motorized vehicles, construction equipment and others may be encountered at any time. 

Construction Warning

You may encounter construction equipment, maintenance vehicles or other heavy machinery at any time.  Always be cautious and obey posted signs and warnings. 

Mountain Biking  

Helmets and sturdy shoes with good tread are recommended at all times. Child carriers or tow-behind bikes are not permitted and all bikes must have two working brakes.  All loose clothing, bags or packs should be firmly secured so they do not interfere with the bicycle’s moving parts. 

Mountain bikers must always yield to other non-motorized trail users. Should you encounter hikers or horses on any trail, you must yield the right-of-way. Ride on designated trails only and obey all posted signs and warnings. Failure to do so may result in lift ticket and/or pass revocation.


Do not litter or feed wildlife.  Hikers rarely encounter bears but, if you do, please remain calm and back away slowly.  Kirkwood asks that everyone is cautious and respectful of wildlife. 


All mountain bikers must obey the NORBA Code

I will yield the right-of-way to other non-motorized trail users.
I will use caution when overtaking another and will make my presence known well in advance.
I will maintain control of my speed at all times.
I will stay on designated trails.
I will not disturb wildlife or livestock.
I will not litter.
I will respect public and private property.
I will always be self-sufficient.
I will not travel solo in remote areas.
I will observe the practice of minimum impact bicycling.
I will always wear a helmet whenever I ride.