Outdoors

Eagle's Mountain Biking Scene Comes of Age

If you love single track, Eagle's one of the best spots in the county -- and even the state -- to get your fix.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Bastone Photography by Dominique Taylor

Cycling

How the Cycle Effect Changes Lives

The story of how a plucky Eagle nonprofit introduced mountain biking to the valley’s Hispanic community—and created a team of state champs that’s charging uphill toward the future.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Bastone Photography by Dominique Taylor

Outdoors

Before You Hit the Trails, Play it Safe

Hiking in the mountains requires a few extra considerations. Before setting out, especially on the valley’s most challenging trails, take these factors into account.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

Purpose Driven

Trails for those who like a mission when they go hiking.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone

Village Talk

Raft of Medals

After twelve seasons representing the U.S. at the world championships, a white-water legend Retires his paddle.

10/10/2016 With Shauna Farnell

Style

The Makeover

Our digital editor gets cleaned up by one of the Valley's top stylists.

09/28/2016 Photography by Tom Winter

VAIL SUMMER GUIDE

The Ultimate Vail Summer Bucket List

A list of experiences that everyone—resident or visitor—needs to tick off in order to call themselves a Vail insider.

06/01/2013 By Kelly Bastone

BIKING

Breaking Away

The USA Pro Challenge, a slickly produced road race that's lured the world's top two-wheeled talent and thousands of cycling fans high into the Rockies the past two summers, spins into its third edition this August. Is this America's Tour de France?

06/01/2013 Photography by Stephen Lloyd Wood

VILLAGE TALK

Zipped!

Vail Mountain adds sizzle to its summer with new zip lines and ropes courses at Adventure Ridge.

06/01/2013 By Shauna Farnell

VILLAGE TALK

Leaky Lake

The fractured tale of Avon's here-again, gone-again liquid asset

06/01/2013 By Ted Katauskas

EDITOR'S NOTE

Cache as Cache Can

"In the summer, you get to learn the mountain from the bottom up."

06/01/2013 By Ted Katauskas

Out and About

Exploring the Outskirts: Adventures Just Outside Vail

Time to kiss the valley goodbye—at least for the afternoon. From bubbling hot springs to the roaring Colorado River, we chart out classic and close-to-home summer adventures.

06/01/2012 By Shauna Farnell Edited by Kirsten Dobroth

On the River

The Valley's Rafting Season is Floating Down a River Near You

The hottest days of the summer mean that there's only one way to cool off.

06/01/2011 By David O. Williams Edited by Kirsten Dobroth

FAMILY

Nurturing Nature

A new name (Walking Mountains) and a new home (Avon) help the reinvented Gore Range Natural Science School reach out to still more pockets of would-be naturalists.

06/01/2011 By Susie Kincade

EDITOR'S NOTE

Pedal Power! A Vail Welcome

06/01/2011 By Dan Berger

GREAT BIKE RIDES

Explore Cycling Heaven in the Vail Valley

There's no end to the biking options in the valley—the hardest part is knowing where to start. We've mapped out some of the best routes for riding on-road or...

06/01/2011 By Stephen Lloyd Wood

OUTDOORS

Peak Experience

Hitch on to an exclusive, rugged and unforgettable backcountry pack trip between Vail and Aspen.

06/01/2010 By Stephen Lloyd Wood Photography by Steve Sunday

OVER THE TOP

Vail's Stunning High Country Hikes

What could be more exhilarating on a bluebird summer day than venturing forth into the wildflower wonderland of the Rocky Mountains?

06/01/2010 By Joy Overbeck