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167 mi 269 km of trail 12 Featured Runs

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 19 Trails Intermediate Trails 29 Trails Hard Trails 5 Trails

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.

Food & Drink

After the Run: Local Favorites

Nozawa Sushi The sushi is fresh and tastes pretty good!
Gondola Pizza The gondola pizza was out of this world!
240 Chapel Pl. #113, Avon CO — (970) 845-6000
The Columbine Bakery Cakes/tortes are gorgeous and delicious.
Avon Bakery and Deli Best hangover breakfast sandwiches :)
25 Hurd Lane, Avon CO — (970) 949-3354
No Se Hagan Bolas Taqueria beef tongue!!
Pazzo's Pizza Go for the Azteca! Cilantro, jalapeƱo, tomato, garlic, pepperoni. Oh my!
82 E Beaver Creek, Avon CO — (970) 949-9900
Northside Coffee & Kitchen So many fun donuts- Oreo, fruity/cocoa pebbles & even bacon!
20 Nottingham Rd, Avon CO — (970) 949-1423
Agave $1.50 tacos on Tuesday , chicken or beef , hardshell only
The Dusty Boot Steakhouse and Saloon Skip this joint, $7 each for side salid and chips and salsa. Far under par to "boot"... Two thumbs down.
Blue Moose Pizza There is an unpublished lunch special. Drink & a slice of pie for a bargain.
76 Avondale Ln, Avon CO — (970) 845-8666
Rimini Gelato I think I went here every day while on my trip. Love their hot chocolate, gelato, cookies and sandwiches (breakfast and savory). Super nice people too!
Coyote Cafe The place for the ski patrol and ski school since 1980 so if you want to hang like a local, this is the place to be. -Kelly Liken, Top Chef
210 Plaza Way, Avon CO — (970) 949-5001
Beano's Cabin There may not be a better place for elk. Get it medium rare and savor it.
42 Avondale Lane, Avon CO — (970) 949-9090
Local Joes pizza Get the gnar!! It's da' bomb!! Also local brew by Crazy mountain brewing company...love LOVE the "mountain living!"
280 Main St, Edwards CO — (970) 926-4444
Henry's Chinese Cafe Everything is good ! Orange chicken is great !!!!
175 Main St, Edwards CO — (970) 926-3050
Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli Must have: The Mighty Mo!
Larkburger 2 little larks are a lot more fun than one larkburger
Jersey Boys Pizza Best spot up in summit county! The animal is my favorite pizza of all time! Be ready to eat lots of delicious deli meats.
149 tenderfoot, Dillon CO — (970) 513-1087
Arapahoe Cafe Holy crap. One of the best breakfasts I've ever had. Corned beef hash Benedict...shutup. Biscuits and gravy....I'd pick this as my last meal.
Tacos Taquila Great margs and fresh tacos at a reasoble price - these are the real deal!
135 Main St., Dillon CO — (970) 468-0326

Areas Within Vail

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1.2 mi 2.0 km
#1 Ptarmigan Loop
Vail, CO
1.2 mi 2.0 km Vail, CO
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7.3 mi 11.7 km
#2 Gore Creek Trail
Vail, CO
7.3 mi 11.7 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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Snowy, Some Mud
69 days ago
4.2 mi 6.7 km
#3 Booth Creek
Vail, CO
4.2 mi 6.7 km Vail, CO
Minor Issues
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Muddy, Snowy, Icy - Advice bringing snowshoes and crampons for parts of the top half of this hike. Snow was quite deep for a while, making the hike more intense.
61 days ago
Frisco, CO
2.2 mi 3.6 km Frisco, CO
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2.8 mi 4.5 km
#5 Wilder Gulch Trail
Frisco, CO
2.8 mi 4.5 km Frisco, CO
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3.6 mi 5.9 km
#6 Game Creek Trail
Vail, CO
3.6 mi 5.9 km Vail, CO
Minor Issues
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Snowy, Some Mud, Icy - Goofed and put this condition report on Two Elk. Hiked up to Eagles Nest on 12/3/2017. Mostly great shape. Bottom 0.2 miles had significant re-frozen glare ice that needs some attention but the the rest was light snow pack, minor mud, and dry. Snow early morning 12/4 should not pose a problem.
77 days ago
4.8 mi 7.8 km
#7 Cougar Ridge
Minturn, CO
4.8 mi 7.8 km Minturn, CO
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48.5 mi 78.0 km
#8 Gore Range Trail
Frisco, CO
48.5 mi 78.0 km Frisco, CO
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Vail, CO
2.1 mi 3.3 km Vail, CO
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1.5 mi 2.5 km
#10 Vail Trail
Vail, CO
1.5 mi 2.5 km Vail, CO
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Vail, CO
4.1 mi 6.6 km Vail, CO
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4.8 mi 7.7 km
#12 Slate Creek Trail
Silverthorne, CO
4.8 mi 7.7 km Silverthorne, CO
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Vail, CO
1.8 mi 2.9 km Vail, CO
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1.8 mi 2.9 km
#14 Gore Lake Trail
Vail, CO
1.8 mi 2.9 km Vail, CO
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Frisco, CO
4.4 mi 7.1 km Frisco, CO
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0.2 mi 0.3 km
#16 Julia's Deck
Frisco, CO
0.2 mi 0.3 km Frisco, CO
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Vail, CO
4.4 mi 7.2 km Vail, CO
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Vail, CO
3.0 mi 4.9 km Vail, CO
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1.4 mi 2.3 km
#19 Kinnickinnick
Vail, CO
1.4 mi 2.3 km Vail, CO
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1.3 mi 2.1 km
#20 Strawberry Lane
Vail, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km Vail, CO
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