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Big Mamba

Intermediate
 4.1 (45)

Radio Flyer's sibling - a flow trail straight down Vail Mountain


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.8

KM

Singletrack

10,249' 3,124 m

High

8,976' 2,736 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

1,274' 388 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Big Mamba follows a similar pitch to Radio Flyer. It's not as smooth, has more of a natural feel (more roots and rocks), and fewer jumps. It's a great ride that offers a bit more technical riding than Radio Flyer.

Starting right under the gondola, the trail switchbacks on smooth trail with nice berms that might be a little tight for beginners. You'll cross several roads and ski runs and then into the woods where the fun notches up. Glide through the aspens on great downhill-style banked turns. End up on a dirt road and finish off with Hank's Hideaway or Liondown to the base.

Can be crowded - be polite and keep your good trail karma.

Shared By:

Nick Wilder with improvements by Rory Gallagher

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 45 votes

#2

in Vail Resort

#265

Overall
  4.1 from 45 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Vail Resort

#91

in Colorado

#265

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Photos

Through the aspens on Big Mamba
Apr 12, 2013 near Vail, CO
Vail mountain biking on Big Mamba.
Aug 8, 2017 near Vail, CO
Near the end of Big Mamba.
Nov 6, 2012 near Vail, CO
Great flow through the trees!
Nov 16, 2012 near Vail, CO

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Sep 12, 2021
Cooper DeDooper
Aug 18, 2021
Chad Dean
Aug 6, 2021
Michael Maziar
Jul 10, 2021
Fernando Musa
Jul 4, 2021
Tom Polipnick
Jul 3, 2021
M K
Aug 14, 2020
Glenn Dukes
Mid section closed. Turn left to pick up Hanks
Sep 28, 2019
Tim McCabe