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

Editor Picks

Quarantine Routines

How do the editors of three mountain town magazines maintain sanity while sheltering at home in Aspen, Park City and Vail? Planting a window garden, escaping to nature, and splurging on bourbon.

05/19/2020 By Jane Gendron, Cindy Hirschfeld, and Ted Katauskas

Dine

Bridge Street's Culinary Ode to the Alps

Almresi, a newcomer to Vail Village's storied dining scene, dishes up traditional Bavarian-inspired fare in one of Vail's most storied spots.

02/10/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

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

Outdoors

The Vail Valley's On Mountain Escapes

Vail and Beaver Creek aren’t just for skiing — it’s time to break out the hiking boots and hit the best resort trails.

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

Outdoors

Seven Hikes to Satisfy Your Labor Day Weekend Hiking Needs

Three different kinds of treks to check off before the summer (officially) comes to an end.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone Edited by Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Guide to the Valley's Most Iconic Trails

The Vail Valley offers an escape for every type of backcountry wanderer. Whether your goal is bagging a peak, trekking to a high-alpine lake, exercising Rover, or conversing with a babbling creek, an endless summer of happy trails awaits.

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

Style Counsel

Gear Up + Get Out

The best high-performance gear for your summer adventures.

06/01/2016 Edited by Cindy Hirschfeld

Welcome

The Aspen Versus Vail Debate Continues

There's no place like Vail. Even if you are from Aspen.

06/01/2016 Edited by Cindy Hirschfeld

HOME DESIGN

A West Vail Family Compound Gracefully Blends New and Old

A family compound that housed three generations bridges a divide between old and new.

02/01/2014 By Cindy Hirschfeld

HOME DESIGN

Three Lofts Reworked by one of Vail's Best Designers

One of the valley’s most in-demand designers brings style, ingenuity, and a knack for problem-solving to a trio of penthouses in Beaver Creek, Vail, and Manh...

11/01/2013 By Cindy Hirschfeld