Hiking

Trail of the Week: Meadow Mountain

A laid-back classic that meanders through wide-open meadows with plenty of gorgeous backdrops.

06/06/2018 By Kathryn Norris

Hiking

Trail of the Week: Lost Lake Trail

On a quest for mountain views, foliage, and lakeside serenity? Skip Piney, and hike to its lesser-known neighbor.

09/05/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Hiking

Trail of the Week: The Davos Trail

A West Vail favorite, regardless of season.

08/16/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Hiking

Trail of the Week: Mount of the Holy Cross

Everything you need to know to tackle (and conquer!) the valley's token 14er.

08/09/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

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

From City Boy to Nature Boy

A newcomer to the Vail Valley went on his very first hike (really!) and he has a lot to say.

10/04/2016 By Abner Pizano

Hiking

James Dziezynski Hiked 800 Miles So You Don't Have To

James Dziezynski talks about his latest hiking guidebook, his favorite trails in Vail and the best hiking choices for people with dogs.

08/01/2016 Edited 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

OVER THE TOP

The Valley's Most Stunning High Country Hikes

From meadows to mountains, fields to streams, we break down nine of the best Vail Valley hikes, including beginner jaunts for families with kids, ghost town explorations, and heart-pumping hills.

06/01/2010 By Joy Overbeck