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166 mi 268 km of trail 12 Featured Hikes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 20 Trails Intermediate Trails 33 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

Camping & Lodging

As a very popular resort destination, there are a multitude of places to stay from a tent to 5 star and beyond accommodation. Vail and Beaver Creek have oodles of hotel rooms and condos while Edwards west to Eagle has a handful of hotel options.

Camping is plentiful on USFS and BLM lands throughout the county from primitive sites to established campgrounds.

Visiting Tips

Up Valley - mid June to early October depending on the snow. Some Vail trails on the north side of I-70 are closed until June 15. Two Elk and Whiskey Creek are closed until July 1.

Down Valley - mid April to late October. Town of Eagle trails in Eagle Ranch are closed from December 15-April 15.

Other Activities

The Vail and Eagle Valleys are mountain playgrounds. Rafting, kayaking, and fly-fishing are just a few of the activities available when not hiking.

Areas Within Vail

Gems in Vail - 2

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gem Favorite Snow Peak from Snow Pass, Gore Range.

Snow Pass

(1) Silvert…, CO
gem Favorite A beautiful section of Boulder Creek that is passed on the way to Upper Boulder Lake.

Upper Boulder Lake

(1) Vail, CO

Featured Hikes in Vail - 12

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Favorite bounty of fall
Intermediate

Booth Creek Falls

3.8 mi 6.2 km • Loop • 1,380 ft Ascent 420.68 m Ascent

(44) Vail, CO
Favorite Just starting up the Slate Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Upper Slate Lake

22.7 mi 36.5 km • Out and Back • 4,091 ft Ascent 1247.06 m Ascent

(10) Silvert…, CO
Favorite This area is beautiful in Fall!
Intermediate

Upper Piney River Trail

6.1 mi 9.8 km • Out and Back • 845 ft Ascent 257.64 m Ascent

(16) Vail, CO
Favorite Beautiful Deluge Creek.
Intermediate/Difficult

Deluge Lake

9.2 mi 14.8 km • Out and Back • 3,390 ft Ascent 1033.27 m Ascent

(9) Vail, CO
Favorite 270 degree view from Ptarmigan Point (so named here). A real must see!
Easy/Intermediate

Top of Vail Tour

3.8 mi 6.1 km • Loop • 744 ft Ascent 226.92 m Ascent

(1) Vail, CO
Favorite The Gore range across the valley
Intermediate

Bowmans Shortcut

8.5 mi 13.8 km • Loop • 1,718 ft Ascent 523.53 m Ascent

(5) Frisco, CO
Favorite Fall Colors
Intermediate/Difficult

Pitkin Creek Trail

9.8 mi 15.7 km • Out and Back • 2,894 ft Ascent 882.19 m Ascent

(12) Vail, CO
Favorite Bighorn Pass, looking west towards Mount of the Holy Splotch
Intermediate/Difficult

Bighorn Creek

10.3 mi 16.6 km • Out and Back • 3,631 ft Ascent 1106.71 m Ascent

(6) Vail, CO
Favorite Fields of colorful wildflowers delight hikers
Intermediate/Difficult

Berrypicker

3.1 mi 5.0 km • Point to Point • 2,209 ft Ascent 673.4 m Ascent

(10) Vail, CO
Favorite Welcome to fall in Colorado on the Two Elk Trail!
Intermediate/Difficult

Two Elk Trail

10.0 mi 16.0 km • Point to Point • 1,825 ft Ascent 556.19 m Ascent

(3) Vail, CO
Favorite Nice fern glen on Rose Pedal
Difficult

Grouse Mountain Loop

27.9 mi 44.9 km • Point to Point • 5,936 ft Ascent 1809.18 m Ascent

(4) Minturn, CO
Favorite The Line Shack at the top of the climb.
Intermediate

Meadow Mountain Loop

10.3 mi 16.7 km • Loop • 2,076 ft Ascent 632.85 m Ascent

(7) Minturn, CO

Trails in Vail - 41

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4.2 mi 6.7 km #1Booth Creek
Intermediate/Difficult
Vail, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
4.2 mi 6.7 km Vail, CO 16 
1.2 mi 2.0 km #2Ptarmigan Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Vail, CO
Easy/Intermediate
1.2 mi 2.0 km Vail, CO
7.3 mi 11.7 km #3Gore Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Vail, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
7.3 mi 11.7 km Vail, CO
2.2 mi 3.6 km #4Shrine Ridge Trail #2016
Easy/Intermediate
Frisco, CO
Easy/Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.6 km Frisco, CO 13 
48.7 mi 78.4 km #5Gore Range Trail #60
Intermediate/Difficult
Copper Mountain, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
48.7 mi 78.4 km Copper Mountain, CO
2.8 mi 4.5 km #6Wilder Gulch Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Frisco, CO
Easy/Intermediate
2.8 mi 4.5 km Frisco, CO
1.8 mi 2.9 km #7Gore Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Vail, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
1.8 mi 2.9 km Vail, CO
3.6 mi 5.9 km #8Game Creek Trail
Intermediate
Vail, CO
Intermediate
3.6 mi 5.9 km Vail, CO
4.8 mi 7.8 km #9Cougar Ridge
Intermediate/Difficult
Minturn, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
4.8 mi 7.8 km Minturn, CO
2.1 mi 3.3 km #10Son of Middle Creek
Intermediate
Vail, CO
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.3 km Vail, CO
4.8 mi 7.7 km #11Slate Creek Trail
Intermediate
Silverthorne, CO
Intermediate
4.8 mi 7.7 km Silverthorne, CO
4.4 mi 7.1 km #12Vail Pass to Copper Recreational Path
Easy
Frisco, CO
Easy
4.4 mi 7.1 km Frisco, CO
1.5 mi 2.5 km #13Vail Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Vail, CO
Easy/Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.5 km Vail, CO
4.4 mi 7.2 km #14North Trail - Western Section
Intermediate
Vail, CO
Intermediate
4.4 mi 7.2 km Vail, CO
0.2 mi 0.3 km #15Julia's Deck
Easy
Frisco, CO
Easy
0.2 mi 0.3 km Frisco, CO
4.1 mi 6.6 km #16Lost Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Vail, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
4.1 mi 6.6 km Vail, CO
2.3 mi 3.7 km #17Corral Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Frisco, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
2.3 mi 3.7 km Frisco, CO
3.6 mi 5.8 km #18North Trail - Eastern Section
Intermediate
Vail, CO
Intermediate
3.6 mi 5.8 km Vail, CO
3.0 mi 4.9 km #19Buffehr Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Vail, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
3.0 mi 4.9 km Vail, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km #20Strawberry Lane
Intermediate
Vail, CO
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Vail, CO

Photos of Vail - 262

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Bighorn Pass, looking west towards Mount of the Holy Splotch
Feb 4, 2015 near Vail, CO
A beautiful section of Boulder Creek that is passed on the way to Upper Boulder Lake.
Aug 3, 2016 near Vail, CO
Upper Boulder Lake.
Aug 3, 2016 near Vail, CO
bounty of fall
Oct 9, 2019 near Vail, CO
Fall Colors
Oct 9, 2019 near Vail, CO
Pitkin Lake
Oct 9, 2019 near Vail, CO
Beautiful Deluge Creek.
Jul 18, 2016 near Vail, CO
Welcome to fall in Colorado on the Two Elk Trail!
Mar 23, 2015 near Minturn, CO

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