While local momentum among knobby-tired dirt riders has been building for about 20 years, the discovery of Eagle’s estimated 70-100 miles of trails by those outside of the county more readily recognized for the downhill skiing amenities of Vail and Beaver Creek has only recently started gaining traction. But prevailing opinion holds that Eagle has landed in the mountain biking world."
"At 6,600 feet, our advantage is that we dry out a lot earlier than the higher altitudes and stay cooler longer than Moab or Fruita," said Kostick, a landscape architect by trade. "It starts with the God-given attributes of having the right terrain in a raw state. After that, it’s a matter of what you do with it." -- Denver Post