Vail Resort

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79 mi 128 km of trail 4 Featured Rides

Easy Trails 15 Trails Intermediate Trails 16 Trails Hard Trails 4 Trails

For such a huge resort, not much is visible from the valley floor. You'll need to get higher to enjoy the huge views. It's at least 2,200' to the summit ridge (on the Lionshead side), and not that easy at this altitude! Taking the gondola gets you to the better trails faster, but it's not cheap unless you have a ski pass (which includes summer usage for free). It's free to ride down if you get yourself up.

Visiting Tips

Trails at the top usually open for July 4th. Wildflowers start to peak in mid-July most years and extend through August. The aspens are spectacular starting in mid-September, and the crowds are all gone by then.

Parking in both structures is free during the summer. It fills up on weekends, but when that happens, overflow parking is allowed on the frontage roads.

Food & Drink

After the Ride: Local Favorites

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
Big Bear Bistro The Arugula and Mona Lisa salads we're good.
297 Hanson Ranch Rd, Vail CO — (970) 300-1394
Joe's Famous Deli Turkey day is the best sandwich ever
Bridge St, Vail CO — (970) 479-7580
Vendetta's Multi-level restaurant offers whatever experience you are looking for: pizza bar, sit-down restaurant and big, sunny back deck.
291 Bridge St, Vail CO — (970) 476-5070
George Restaurant & Pub A subterranean must-visit hot spot. The whole town can be quiet but this place will still be swarming with locals and visitors alike.
292 E Meadow Dr, Vail CO — (970) 476-2656
Yama Sushi Really fresh sushi. I loved the tuna tacos and tuna tartare. The space is small though so make sure you have a reservation.
168 E Gore Creek Dr, Vail CO — (970) 476-7332
Pazzo's Pizza Ok pizza. One of the best cheap meals in vail.
122 E Meadow Dr, Vail CO — (970) 476-9026
The Bully Ranch Stellar! Really enjoyed our Coldwell Banker Previews International Summit at this location!
20 Vail Rd, Vail CO — (970) 479-5460
Alpenrose Fat Tuesday $2 coors light! $5 mimosas! Get some!!
100 E Meadow Dr, Vail CO — (970) 476-8899
Minturn Saloon Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Get a margarita.
146 Main St., Minturn CO — (970) 827-5954
Sticky Fingers Cafe And Bakery Cinnamon rolls great, don't bother with ice cream
132 Main Street, Minturn CO — (970) 827-5353
Kirby Cosmos Jsjskdkdskendkxmsmsoxksksjdjsjaosofkfnbbxndodkcklkdjeuuididkdood
474 Main Street, Minturn CO — (970) 827-9027
Blue Moose Pizza If you don't order the Autumn Pizza you're an idiot.
675 W Lionshead Cir, Vail CO — (970) 476-8666
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
Moe's Original BBQ The chicken wings are amazing. So is the jalapeƱo corn bread. Come early, there tends to be long lines.
616 W Lionshead Cir, Vail CO — (970) 479-7888
Gohan-Ya love the Udon Noodles!
2161 N Frontage Rd W, Vail CO — (970) 476-7570
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 50% Off All Rolls and Entrees tonight!
2211 N Frontage Rd W, Vail CO — (970) 476-9355
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!
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.

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2.0 mi 3.2 km
#1 Radio Flyer
Vail, CO
2.0 mi 3.2 km Vail, CO
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Mostly Dry, Some Mud
1 day ago
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10.0 mi 16.0 km
#2 Two Elk Trail
Vail, CO
10.0 mi 16.0 km Vail, CO
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Mostly Dry, Some Mud
4 days ago
15 
4.1 mi 6.6 km
#3 Grand Traverse
Vail, CO
4.1 mi 6.6 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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32 days ago
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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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20 days ago
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0.7 mi 1.1 km
#5 Lower Radio Flyer
Vail, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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20 days ago
4.6 mi 7.3 km
#6 Bowmans Shortcut
Frisco, CO
4.6 mi 7.3 km Frisco, CO
All Clear
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Mostly Dry, Some Mud
4 days ago
2.2 mi 3.5 km
#7 Two Elk Connector
Vail, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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Mostly Dry, Some Mud
4 days ago
3.6 mi 5.9 km
#8 Game Creek Trail
Vail, CO
3.6 mi 5.9 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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32 days ago
2.0 mi 3.3 km
#9 Hank's Hideaway
Vail, CO
2.0 mi 3.3 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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20 days ago
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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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32 days ago
0.9 mi 1.5 km
#11 Magic Forest
Vail, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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Dry - New features built this summer.
1 day ago
1.9 mi 3.1 km
#12 Fred's Lunch
Vail, CO
1.9 mi 3.1 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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20 days ago
1.3 mi 2.2 km
#13 Liondown (Lower)
Vail, CO
1.3 mi 2.2 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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20 days ago
0.6 mi 1.0 km
#14 Onza Alley
Vail, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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20 days ago
2.2 mi 3.5 km
#15 Mid Vail Escape
Vail, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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32 days ago
6.7 mi 10.8 km
#16 Mill Creek Trail
Vail, CO
6.7 mi 10.8 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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20 days ago
0.8 mi 1.3 km
#17 OId Nine Line
Vail, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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20 days ago
1.4 mi 2.2 km
#18 PMT
Vail, CO
1.4 mi 2.2 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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20 days ago
0.7 mi 1.1 km
#19 Eagle's Loop
Vail, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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32 days ago
1.9 mi 3.0 km
#20 Lucy's Loop
Vail, CO
1.9 mi 3.0 km Vail, CO
All Clear
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32 days ago

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