Two Elk #2005

Near Minturn, Colorado

Two Elk #2005 does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


The Two Elk trail starts and/or ends at Forest Road 762 near Minturn and the Vail Pass / Tenmile Canyon National Recreation Trail in East Vail. This trail is popular as a one-way "shuttle hike" where people will leave a car at one end and drive a second car to their trailhead.

From the east end, it travels through the cool shady Timber Creek Canyon, climbs a steep section to the Two Elk Pass summit with views of the Gore Range, Sawatch Range, and Vail's Back Bowls, and descends slowly through meadows and the valley between Vail’s Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin Bowls finally emerging from the last section of cool aspen-pine forest to the west trailhead.

View printable Recreation Quicksheets for this trail which are complete with directions, a map, details, and other information about this trail. Review a  hiking quicksheet  or a mountain biking quicksheet.