Geared for Summer Adventure

An ultimate cycling guide to 100+ singletrack trails , plus everything you need to know to enjoy the Vail Valley this season

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Vibe

A Feast of Festivals

Outdoor public gatherings are making a comeback to the Vail Valley this summer; here a few of the best festivals to make plans for.

06/24/2021

Vibe

Retro Perspective

Half a century after its inception, the Summervail Art Workshop Legacy Project is getting the band back together again.

06/24/2021 By Katie Coakley

Best of Vail

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking at Minturn Bike Park

Learn the ropes and catch some air at Minturn Bike Park, a growing mountain biking facility in the Vail Valley.

06/25/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking on Meadow Mountain

Explore the best singletrack at Meadown Mountain, one of the Vail Valley's outdoor recreation hot spots.

06/25/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Feature

Geared for Adventure: Mountain Biking in the Vail Valley

Our home offers up a smorgasbord of mountain biking with a variety of trails, rides for all skill levels, and a strong community of avid cyclists.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

This Season's Ultimate Mountain Biking Gear

Find the best mountain biking gear in the Vail Valley, plus our guide to the best local shops for sales, rental, and service.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking in Eagle

Over 100 miles of singletrack beckon mountain bikers to Eagle, a cycling-mad community a half hour west of Vail.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking at West Avon Preserve

Explore the singletrack on this municipal mountain biking network in the Vail Valley, which offers trails for all types.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking at Beaver Creek

These mountain bike trails for all skill levels offer the best of singletrack at Beaver Creek in the Vail Valley.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking in West Vail

Find the best in classic singletrack in the Vail Valley's White River National Forest.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking on Vail Mountain

These bike trails for all skill levels offer the best of singletrack on Vail Mountain, whether cross-country, uphill, or lift-served downhill screamers.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Best of Vail

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Everything you need to know about the attractions, mission, and history of the Vail Village's botanical treasure.

06/24/2021 By Sarah Chase Shaw

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Perennial Favorites in the Alpine Habitat

Look for these blooms from around the world in the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

06/24/2021 By Sarah Chase Shaw Photography by Courtesy Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Feature

Land Above the Trees

Vail landmark Betty Ford Alpine Gardens exhibits striking flora alongside its mission of alpine habitat preservation amid climate change.

06/24/2021 By Sarah Chase Shaw

Eat & Drink

Eat & Drink

Staking a Claim on a Vail Village Dining Destination

In the heart of Vail Village, the Slope Room redefines a classic restaurant with a steak house that honors sustainability and Western heritage.

06/24/2021 By Amanda M. Faison

Home & Real Estate

Village Talk

Building Legacy in Local Real Estate

A car-racing family honors local legend Bob Lazier with the Lionshead luxury high-rise residential development Legacy at Vail Square.

06/24/2021 By Kim Fuller

Shelter

Retro Fit

The collaborative, creative update of a vacation home in the Vail Valley enclave of Singletree results in a dazzling full-time family residence.

06/24/2021 By Ted Katauskas Photography by Kimberly Gavin

News & Profiles

Village Talk

A Playground for Thrill-Seeking Next-Gen Vacationers

A members-only adventure club helps the new Gravity Haus Vail hotel become a community resource and champion of outdoor fun.

06/24/2021 By Devon O'Neil

Village Talk

The Vail Valley Becomes an (Ad)Venture Capital

Vail’s newest demographic of movers and shakers are tech and finance CEOs with global influence, steering their businesses from the heart of ski country.

06/24/2021 By Devon O'Neil

Person of Interest

Emotional Rescue for a Vail Mountain Rescue Group Veteran

Scott Sutton, a Vail Mountain Rescue Group veteran, raises funds on a mental health awareness hike to benefit himself and other first responders.

06/24/2021 By Devon O'Neil

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Alpine Environments in Peril

Climate change's impacts on mountain habitats affect a variety of plants, animals, and human needs.

06/24/2021 By David Inouye

Outdoors

Village Talk

8 Great Reduced-Impact Waterfall Hikes

These eight great mountain hikes will take you to stunning waterfalls in and around Vail while helping preserve the valley’s most-traveled trails.

06/24/2021 By Ted Katauskas

Village Talk

An RVers' Home on the Road

Harvest Hosts connects businesses with overnight parking capacity to RVers looking for creative, economical camping accommodations.

06/24/2021 By Devon O’Neil

Style & Shopping

Style Counsel

Hats Off to a Summer Fashion Trend

These cool-hued pieces will help you share the spotlight with Mother Nature even as they drive those quarantine blues away.

06/24/2021 Photography by Karl Wolfgang Styled by Britta Briscoe