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.
Trails for those who like a mission when they go hiking.
Vail and Beaver Creek aren’t just for skiing — it’s time to break out the hiking boots and hit the best resort trails.
Three different kinds of treks to check off before the summer (officially) comes to an end.
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.
GREAT BIKE RIDES
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...
Stephen Lloyd Wood
OVER THE TOP
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.