Outdoors

Top of the Rockies Road Trip

From Meadow Mountain to Turqoise Lake: A 33-mile Sunday drive on the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Seth K. Hughes

Top Stories

Don't Try This At Home

Walking Colorado's Longest Highline

Last summer, a Vail pedicab driver and fellow daredevils strung the longest highline in Colorado above the Town of Minturn; here's how they did it, and what it was like to take a record-breaking stroll across the sky.

06/30/2020 By As told to Georgia Perry

Longreads

Who Will Save This Animal?

As more and more vacation homes, hikers and mountain bikers crowd out native species, are we pushing to extinction the natural world we came here to embrace?

07/02/2020 By Kelly Bastone

Home & Real Estate

The Valley's Most-Plunge-Worthy Pools

The water features outside these three over-the-top Vail Valley homes qualify as functional works of art

07/02/2020 By Brook Sutton

Family Fun

A Dozen Things to Do This Summer

Many signature summer events may have taken a pandemic-year hiatus, but there's still plenty of fun to be had under our high-country sun.

07/02/2020 By Devon O'Neil

Cycling

Must-Try/Must-Buy Local E-Bikes

While the pandemic put the brakes on many entrepreneurial endeavors, two local e-bike businesses are coasting on a surge in sales

07/02/2020 By Devon O'Neil

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Public Art

The Town of Vail Unveils New Outdoor Artworks for the Summer

There's a good reason the Town of Vail has no art museum: The entire village streetscape doubles as a public art gallery. Here's what's being added to the collection this summer.

06/02/2020 By Anastasia Hufham

Best of Vail

Home & Real Estate

Vail Village's Most-Stunning Home Pool

A lap pool that's cantilevered over Gore Creek steals the show at this contemporary estate on Forest Road

07/02/2020 By Brook Sutton Photography by Ric Stovall

Home & Real Estate

The Valley's Most-Plunge-Worthy Pools

The water features outside these three over-the-top Vail Valley homes qualify as functional works of art

07/02/2020 By Brook Sutton

Home & Real Estate

The Valley's Most-Plunge-Worthy Pools

The water features outside these three over-the-top Vail Valley homes qualify as functional works of art

07/02/2020 By Brook Sutton

Home & Real Estate

Beaver Creek's Most-Stunning Home Pool

The custom pool in this Beaver Creek home doubles as an aquatic playground, and an entertainment room

07/02/2020 By Brook Sutton Photography by Brendan Caffrey

Summer Getaways

Top of the Rockies Road Trip

From Meadow Mountain to Turqoise Lake: A 33-mile Sunday drive on the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Seth K. Hughes

Outdoors

A Quick Guide to Meadow Mountain

Minturn's returned-to-wilderness ski area is a locally favored playground for mellow mountain biking and overland romps with the family and/or dog

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Quick Guide to the Town of Minturn

From authentic Old West saloons to boutique drive-in movies and outdoor markets, the valley's version of Main Street USA has it all

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Quick Guide to Tigiwon Road

From camping to summiting Eagle County's sole fourteener, Tigiwon Road is the valley's gateway to nature.

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Quick Guide to Tennessee Pass

A high mountain pass where World War II mountain troopers learned to ski is your gateway to wilderness hikes, and backcountry huts, yurts and a rustic dining hall.

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Quick Guide to Red Cliff

Exploring a former county seat that's now a sleepy hideaway for locals seeking escape from the noise, and crowds, of the valley.

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Quick Guide to Gilman

The little-known story behind the abandoned town clinging to the hillside between Minturn and Red Cliff.

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Quick Guide to Camp Hale

A historic World War II Army camp serves as the jump-off point for one of the most scenic ATV tours in Colorado.

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Quick Guide to Homestake Road

At the end of Homestake Road, a watery oasis awaits for paddlers seeking the solitude of a high-mountain lake.

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Quick Guide to Leadville

North America's highest incorporated city offers road trippers a glimpse of Colorado's past, with brewpubs, farm-to-table dining, and a plethora of outdoor adventures.

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Quick Guide to Turquoise Lake

Leadville's Turquoise Lake is an idyllic spot for camping, and watching the sun set beyond one of Colorado's most majestic mountain skylines.

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Eat & Drink

Eat & Drink

Sweet Basil's Knockout Takeout

Vail Village’s hottest reservation outlasted the pandemic by serving quarantined diners an elegant alternative to takeout: three delivered DIY courses worthy of Gordon Ramsay

07/02/2020 By Ted Katauskas

Home & Real Estate

Real Estate

How to Rent—or Buy—a Vail Village Landmark

The penthouse at the Vail Village's iconic Belltower Residences is on the market, and available for rent. Here's how you can take it for a test ride.

06/30/2020 By Vailmag.com Staff

News & Profiles

Locals We Love

A Fond Farewell to Vail's Pioneering Physician

After nearly a half-century of serving Vail Village, Dr. Jack Eck hangs up his stethoscope and calls it a career.

07/29/2020 By Anastasia Hufham

Welcome

New Beginnings

Bridge Street's ambitious wine bar serves as an inspiration for an innovative next chapter being written in Vail, and beyond

07/02/2020 Edited by Ted Katauskas

Longreads

Who Will Save This Animal?

As more and more vacation homes, hikers and mountain bikers crowd out native species, are we pushing to extinction the natural world we came here to embrace?

07/02/2020 By Kelly Bastone

Family Fun

A Dozen Things to Do This Summer

Many signature summer events may have taken a pandemic-year hiatus, but there's still plenty of fun to be had under our high-country sun.

07/02/2020 By Devon O'Neil

Outdoors

Parting Shot

Rainbow Warrior

Sometimes you need to get more than your feet wet to capture the magic of a moment.

07/02/2020 Photography by Scott Bellow

Outdoors

Top of the Rockies Road Trip

From Meadow Mountain to Turqoise Lake: A 33-mile Sunday drive on the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Seth K. Hughes

Cycling

Must-Try/Must-Buy Local E-Bikes

While the pandemic put the brakes on many entrepreneurial endeavors, two local e-bike businesses are coasting on a surge in sales

07/02/2020 By Devon O'Neil

Don't Try This At Home

Walking Colorado's Longest Highline

Last summer, a Vail pedicab driver and fellow daredevils strung the longest highline in Colorado above the Town of Minturn; here's how they did it, and what it was like to take a record-breaking stroll across the sky.

06/30/2020 By As told to Georgia Perry