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

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

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 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 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 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 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 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

Outdoor Fun

Thursday Night Must Do: Bluegrass & BBQ on the Westin's Riverfront Lawn

One sign that our valley is en route to normal: A public party (capped at 50) on the banks of the Eagle River in Avon

06/16/2020 By Vailmag.com Staff

Outdoors

Grand Hyatt Vail Opens a Swank Slopeside Yurt

Backcountry digs with a five-star twist.

02/17/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Welcome

Please, Be Careful Out There!

Advice for those who might tempt the fates outdoors, from the magazine's first-responder editor.

12/16/2019 By Ted Katauskas

Fall Color Hikes

Local Hikes for Leaf Peeping

As aspenglow reaches its peak in our corner of high country, Walking Mountains Science Center offers a guided family friendly Fall Color hiking series that's a must-do for leaf peepers on the go.

10/02/2019 By Katie Coakley

FAMILY

Nurturing Nature

Walking Mountains Science Center is a window, and portal, to discovering the natural wonders of the Vail Valley

06/25/2019 By Susie Kincade

Outdoors

How to Summit Eagle County's Lone 14er

Everything you need to know about hiking Mount of the Holy Cross.

06/07/2019 By Devon O'Neil

Outdoors

12 Heavenly Hikes in the Holy Cross Wilderness

From mutli-day out and backs to picturesque alpine loops—everything you need to know about a dozen of Eagle County's best backcountry hikes.

06/07/2019 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone