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166 mi 268 km of trail 11 Runs

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 20 Trails Intermediate Trails 32 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 running.

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

Runs in Vail - 11

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Favorite A peaceful fall evening at Piney Lake.
Intermediate

Upper Piney River Trail

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

(17) Vail, CO
Favorite Gore range
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 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 Leaving Pitkin Lake. The beauty is even more spectacular on the return trip.
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 Gore Range views improve towards the top of Berry Picker
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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1.2 mi 2.0 km #1Ptarmigan Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Vail, CO
Easy/Intermediate
1.2 mi 2.0 km Vail, CO
2.2 mi 3.6 km #2Shrine Ridge Trail #2016
Easy/Intermediate
Frisco, CO
Easy/Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.6 km Frisco, CO 13 
7.3 mi 11.7 km #3Gore Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Vail, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
7.3 mi 11.7 km Vail, CO
48.7 mi 78.4 km #4Gore 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 #5Wilder Gulch Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Frisco, CO
Easy/Intermediate
2.8 mi 4.5 km Frisco, CO
3.6 mi 5.9 km #6Game Creek Trail
Intermediate
Vail, CO
Intermediate
3.6 mi 5.9 km Vail, CO
1.8 mi 2.9 km #7Gore Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Vail, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
1.8 mi 2.9 km Vail, CO
4.8 mi 7.8 km #8Cougar Ridge
Intermediate/Difficult
Minturn, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
4.8 mi 7.8 km Minturn, CO
2.1 mi 3.3 km #9Son of Middle Creek
Intermediate
Vail, CO
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.3 km Vail, CO
4.8 mi 7.7 km #10Slate Creek Trail
Intermediate
Silverthorne, CO
Intermediate
4.8 mi 7.7 km Silverthorne, CO
4.4 mi 7.1 km #11Vail Pass to Copper Recreational Path
Easy
Frisco, CO
Easy
4.4 mi 7.1 km Frisco, CO
1.5 mi 2.5 km #12Vail Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Vail, CO
Easy/Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.5 km Vail, CO
4.4 mi 7.2 km #13North Trail - Western Section
Intermediate
Vail, CO
Intermediate
4.4 mi 7.2 km Vail, CO
0.2 mi 0.3 km #14Julia's Deck
Easy
Frisco, CO
Easy
0.2 mi 0.3 km Frisco, CO
2.3 mi 3.7 km #15Corral Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Frisco, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
2.3 mi 3.7 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
3.6 mi 5.8 km #17North Trail - Eastern Section
Intermediate
Vail, CO
Intermediate
3.6 mi 5.8 km Vail, CO
3.0 mi 4.9 km #18Buffehr Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Vail, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
3.0 mi 4.9 km Vail, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km #19Strawberry Lane
Intermediate
Vail, CO
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Vail, CO
1.4 mi 2.2 km #20Ridge Route
Intermediate
Vail, CO
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 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
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
The Gore range behind Deluge Creek.
Jul 18, 2016 near Vail, CO
Looking west from Bighorn Pass towards Mount of the Holy Cross.
Feb 4, 2015 near Vail, CO
Unbelievable fall colors
Oct 4, 2019 near Vail, CO
Leaving Pitkin Lake. The beauty is even more spectacular on the return trip.
Aug 5, 2019 near Vail, CO

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