Vermont's Gateway To Backcountry Skiing And Riding

Section 26: Route 15 to Eden/Craftsbury Town Line

The large old bridge that was located a short distance south of Garfield Road on the former VAST trail has been removed.  The trail was graded and seeded for revegetation. Use caution as you descend to this stream crossing which should be passable on a small puncheon bridge.  

 

Catamount_Trail_Section_26_MapSnapshot:
This section is characterized by gently hilly terrain.  The trail is predominantly an un-groomed backcountry trail, with short portions following abandoned snowmobile corridors. 

Length:
12.3 miles

Difficulty:
This section requires an intermediate level of technical skills. Most of the hills are wide and moderate in slope. A steep but wide-open hill 400 yards south of Sand Hill Rd. is good for telemark practice. Bailout points are available at Sand Hill Rd., Stevens Lane/Garfield Rd., and East Hill Rd.

Downloads:
Catamount Trail Section 26 – Map (.pdf ~830kb) 
Catamount Trail Section 26 – Written Description (.pdf ~ 77k)
Shuttle Directions Section 26

 

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Local Business Supporters:

Lodging:
Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 535 Lost Nation Rd., Craftsbury Common, VT 05827
802-586-7767, www.craftsbury.com, stay@craftsbury.com

The Governor’s House at Hyde Park, 100 Main Street, Hyde Park, VT 05655
(802) 888-6888, www.onehundredmain.com, info@onehundredmain.com

Fitch Hill Inn, 258 Fitch Hill Road, Hyde Park, VT 05655
(802) 888-3834, www.fitchhillinn.com, innkeeper@fitchhillinn.com

Stowe Meadows, 3233 Elmore Mountain Road, Elmore, VT, 05661
1-888-786-9363, 802-888-0002, www.stowemeadows.com, thelodge@stowemeadows.com

Sunset Motor Inn, 160 Route 15 W, Morrisville, VT 05661
800-544-2347, 802-888-4956, www.sunsetmotorinn.com