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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

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
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.
Blue Moose Pizza There is an unpublished lunch special.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
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
Avon Bakery and Deli Best hangover breakfast sandwiches :)
25 Hurd Lane, Avon CO — (970) 949-3354
The Columbine Bakery Cakes/tortes are gorgeous and delicious.
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
Hacienda Real A real gem... don't be fooled by the exterior in a strip mall- fresh, authentic!
842 N Summit Blvd, Frisco CO — (970) 668-9956
Prost German beers, great sausages, and soft pretzels
313 Main St., Frisco CO — (970) 668-3688
Butterhorn Bakery & Cafe Best breakfast in town!
408 Main St., Frisco CO — (970) 668-3997
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.

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Trails in Vail Resort - 31

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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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4.1 mi 6.6 km
#2 Grand Traverse
Vail, CO
4.1 mi 6.6 km Vail, CO
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13 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
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3.0 mi 4.8 km
#4 Big Mamba
Vail, CO
3.0 mi 4.8 km Vail, CO
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0.7 mi 1.1 km
#5 Lower Radio Flyer
Vail, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km Vail, CO
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2.2 mi 3.5 km
#6 Two Elk Connector
Vail, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km Vail, CO
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4.6 mi 7.3 km
#7 Bowmans Shortcut
Frisco, CO
4.6 mi 7.3 km Frisco, CO
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Muddy, Snowy, Icy, Fallen Trees - A lot of trees down, long sections of deep snow.
53 days ago
0.9 mi 1.5 km
#8 Magic Forest
Vail, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km Vail, CO
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13 days ago
3.6 mi 5.9 km
#9 Game Creek Trail
Vail, CO
3.6 mi 5.9 km Vail, CO
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4.9 mi 8.0 km
#10 Cougar Ridge
Minturn, CO
4.9 mi 8.0 km Minturn, CO
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2.0 mi 3.3 km
#11 Hank's Hideaway
Vail, CO
2.0 mi 3.3 km Vail, CO
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1.9 mi 3.1 km
#12 Fred's Lunch
Vail, CO
1.9 mi 3.1 km Vail, CO
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13 days ago
1.3 mi 2.2 km
#13 Liondown (Lower)
Vail, CO
1.3 mi 2.2 km Vail, CO
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13 days ago
0.6 mi 1.0 km
#14 Onza Alley
Vail, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km Vail, CO
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13 days ago
2.2 mi 3.5 km
#15 Mid Vail Escape
Vail, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km Vail, CO
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13 days ago
6.7 mi 10.8 km
#16 Mill Creek Trail
Vail, CO
6.7 mi 10.8 km Vail, CO
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0.8 mi 1.3 km
#17 OId Nine Line
Vail, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km Vail, CO
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13 days ago
0.7 mi 1.1 km
#18 Eagle's Loop
Vail, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km Vail, CO
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13 days ago
1.9 mi 3.0 km
#19 Lucy's Loop
Vail, CO
1.9 mi 3.0 km Vail, CO
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13 days ago
1.4 mi 2.2 km
#20 PMT
Vail, CO
1.4 mi 2.2 km Vail, CO
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