There’s a certain magic to a great trail. While big vistas are a slam dunk for every user, mountain bikers and runners tend to tune in to the rhythm of a trail’s rolls and turns. “Kinesthetic diversity is candy for the rider’s soul,” says Tony Boone, a veteran trail builder based in Salida. If you ride or run, you know exactly what he means.
It’s this alchemy of views and rhythm that has made the new Seven Star Trail in Snowmass Village an instant hit. The singletrack trail officially opened last October, creating a loop that connects the North Rim Trail to the Brush Creek wetlands. A counter placed in mid-November tallied a whopping 4,520 users in just 19 days.