Vail's network of mountain biking trails attracts families out for a rolling adventure and dirt demons looking to chew down the technical terrain. Kids and women out to learn or improve skills can join Vail's mountain bike camps.

Families can hop the gondola for a lift to the top of the mountain, where the Village Trail-a gravel road-winds seven miles downhill. The route is one of the easier descents, making it kid-friendly.

Bikers comfortable on single track can hit the Grand Traverse, the resort's signature trail traversing the Back Bowls. Those itching for some spice can scream down Onza Alley, one of the most difficult trails on the mountain with daredevil descents and a 1,000-foot climb.

An adult lift ticket with bike haul that grants unlimited rides costs $27. You can buy options that include lunch or bike rentals, too. Rentals are available in nine shops at Vail.

Former mountain bike racers Mia Stockdale and Shane Sluder run Vail Mountain Bike Camps. Their programs target kids ages 7-13 and women. Eleven three-day kids camps are offered throughout the summer at Vail. The 2.5-hour morning camps cost $125, but kids also can tack on the Afternoon Adventure Camp for three more hours of fun for $105. Women's programs include race divas, weekends, and skills workshops.

More information: mountain bike rentals, 970-479-0600; mountain bike camps, 970-470-3431.