Village to Village Mountain Path Hiking
The Village to Village Mountain Path is a wood chip path that starts at the bottom of the Arrow Bahn Lift and continues up next to the mountain road going up under the lift and across Golden Bear to the skiway up to the new water tank. From the water tank, the path zigzags through the trees and up the hill past the snowmaking pump house to Bachelor Gulch.
Ute Trail-Ute Spur Hiking Trail
- Arrowbahn Base: East Side, Trail is marked
- Round Trip Mileage: 5.5 miles.
- Approximate Time: 3-3.5 hours at 1.7- 2 mile an hour pace.
- Elevation Gain: 1000 feet
- Difficulty Level: Moderate
Caution: The trail is very popular with mountain bikers. Beware and share the trail.
Hike Description: The Ute Trail begins with a series of switchbacks in full sun with a western view of the valley and Red and White Mountain. The middle third of the trail is through aspen groves offering much appreciated shade. At approximately 2 miles the Ute Spur is visible from a small meadow and there is a trail marker showing the direction of the Ute Trail. Continue straight on the main Ute Trail approximately another 0.5 mile until it reaches the ski slope Little Brave. If you welcome the sun, stop here for a short break before descending. Begin the descent on the same Ute Trail. On the return, take the trail to the left at the meadow to begin the Ute Spur Trail. A series of wide switch backs once again offer views down valley as well as views of the Arrowhead ski slopes. After passing through a shaded aspen grove the trail emerges on to the lower portion of Little Brave connecting to Piece of Cake taking you back to the Arrowhead base area.