Everyone that visits, it seems, wants to hike around the valley and see the fantastic sites.
Our advice? Be aware of where you are – just because you’re in phenomenal shape does not mean you can go out without food and water. Don’t go out without a rain jacket. This is the wilderness and you MUST respect it. Don’t get hurt – have fun!
We’ve been hiking for a while now and do enjoy it. We have been out on trails that we thought we understood and got lost for a little while. Take a map with you – even if you have an app on your phone. We’ve been places where the app was not working OR where we needed the app to update and it couldn’t. Be prepared….
Check in with Hiking Project (hikingproject.com) for information on trail difficulty. Only select a trail based on your ability – and plan on adjusting to the altitude before going out. Also, know the distance for the entire trip – you go out, but you have to return! Be prepared for conditions based on the time of year. Not fun getting soaking wet or running out of food or water (or both!).
Trail options around Vail
Vail Hiking (54 trails and counting!)
As a very popular resort destination, there are a multitude of places to stay from a tent to 5 star and beyond accommodation. Vail and Beaver Creek have oodles of hotel rooms and condos while Edwards west to Eagle has a handful of hotel options.
Avon Hiking (38 trails so far!)
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