Vail

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166 mi 267 km of trail 10 Featured Rides

Easy Trails 23 Trails Intermediate Trails 31 Trails Hard Trails 5 Trails

Local Info

When locals to refer to riding in Eagle County they often use the terms 'Up Valley and Down Valley'.

Up Valley is all about the quintessential aspen and alpine singletrack that Colorado is known for. Vail is at the epicenter. Rides like Meadow Mountain / Line Shack and Whiskey Creek and Bowmans Shortcut to Two Elk are classic. For some new school gravity riding on Vail Mountain, check out Radio Flyer and Big Mamba.

Down Valley is much drier and has a longer riding season. From mid-April to possibly October, mountain bikers can enjoy high sage desert riding. Don't miss the Boneyard Loop and Eagle Ranch Loops, super fun singletrack that surrounds the town of Eagle.

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 riding.

Food & Drink

After the Ride: Local Favorites

Moe's Original BBQ The chicken wings are amazing. So is the jalapeño corn bread. Come early, there tends to be long lines.
616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail CO — (970) 479-7888
The Little Diner The place seats 19. So if you're trying to catch first chair, there will most likely be a line and count from the beginning of the line. I was here on a Sunday and I was the 20/21st in line!
616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail CO — (970) 476-4279
Game Creek Club If your with a bunch of dudes, drink espresso martinis. Very manly, and make sure to talk about scamming on females at loud volumes... Spring break
278 Hanson Ranch Rd, Vail CO — (970) 754-4280
Westside Cafe and Market The Captain Crunch French Toast is the signature dish... for good reason. Great breakfast - be prepared to wait on weekends.
2211 N Frontage Rd W, Vail CO — (970) 476-7890
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, jalapeño, 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!
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 The food is good but very Americanized. Not very authentic food to China or Asia. The food is pretty good and they offer take out too!
175 Main St, Edwards CO — (970) 926-3050
The East Everything we ordered was excellent Peking duck, udon, pad Thai , all excellent.
Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli Must have: The Mighty Mo!
Cafe 163 Ate here 3 days in a row....breakfast and lunch. All food options were very good. I'll eat here every time I'm in Edwards.

Areas Within Vail

Featured Rides in Vail - 9

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2.0 mi 3.2 km
#1 Radio Flyer
Vail, CO
2.0 mi 3.2 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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Mostly Dry, Some Mud
34 days ago
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4.1 mi 6.6 km
#2 Grand Traverse
Vail, CO
4.1 mi 6.6 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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Dry - Dusty and dry. Watch for loose sand.
17 days ago
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10.0 mi 16.0 km
#3 Two Elk Trail
Vail, CO
10.0 mi 16.0 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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Mostly Dry, Some Mud
37 days ago
18 
3.0 mi 4.8 km
#4 Big Mamba
Vail, CO
3.0 mi 4.8 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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53 days ago
21 
Vail, CO
4.4 mi 7.2 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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53 days ago
10 
Vail, CO
4.3 mi 6.9 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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53 days ago
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0.7 mi 1.1 km
#7 Lower Radio Flyer
Vail, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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53 days ago
Frisco, CO
4.4 mi 7.1 km Frisco, CO
Unknown
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4.6 mi 7.3 km
#9 Bowmans Shortcut
Frisco, CO
4.6 mi 7.3 km Frisco, CO
All Clear
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Mostly Dry, Some Mud
37 days ago
4.9 mi 8.0 km
#10 Cougar Ridge
Minturn, CO
4.9 mi 8.0 km Minturn, CO
All Clear
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Great start and end but some loose gravel in the middle.
9 days ago
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2.2 mi 3.5 km
#11 Two Elk Connector
Vail, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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Mostly Dry, Some Mud
37 days ago
Vail, CO
2.9 mi 4.7 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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53 days ago
11 
3.6 mi 5.9 km
#13 Game Creek Trail
Vail, CO
3.6 mi 5.9 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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Mostly Dry -
9 days ago
2.0 mi 3.3 km
#14 Hank's Hideaway
Vail, CO
2.0 mi 3.3 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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53 days ago
11 
Vail, CO
3.0 mi 4.9 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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53 days ago
0.9 mi 1.5 km
#16 Magic Forest
Vail, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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Dry - New features built this summer.
34 days ago
Frisco, CO
2.8 mi 4.5 km Frisco, CO
Unknown
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Vail, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km Vail, CO
All Clear
Update
53 days ago
4.1 mi 6.6 km
#19 Lost Lake Trail
Vail, CO
4.1 mi 6.6 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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53 days ago
1.9 mi 3.1 km
#20 Fred's Lunch
Vail, CO
1.9 mi 3.1 km Vail, CO
All Clear
Update
53 days ago

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