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Meadow Mountain Trail

The Meadow Mountain trail follows an old logging road above Dowd Junction. Popular year-round, the trail is family and dog friendly. It climbs through meadows that were once home to a very prosperous lettuce farm. Views span from the Gore Range to Tennessee Pass. From the top of Meadow Mountain, you can descend the Whiskey … Continued

Lower Piney Trail

The Lower Piney Trail follows the Piney River downstream through meadows and aspen forests. At mile 1, the Wash Holland trail veers right. Stay left here. At mile 3.0, the trail enters a large meadow where the Piney River and Meadow Creek merge. An old homestead marks this site. Please respect this valued piece of … Continued

North Trail (Red Sandstone to Son of Middle Creek)

Closed April 15-June 20 Follow switchbacks as you climb steadily for about 1.5 miles to an intersection with the Son of Middle Creek Trail #2136. Views from here are excellent as this is one of the two highest points on the entire length of the North Trail. Stay right here and descend the Son of … Continued

North Trail (Buffehr Creek to Red Sandstone)

Closed April 15-June 20 From the Buffehr Creek trailhead, cross the bridge and proceed about 1/4 mile before turning right at the first junction (the trail to the left takes you to Garmisch Drive). Continue north approximately another 1/2 mile, ascending a series of switchbacks, to the North Trail junction and stay right. After passing … Continued

Everkrisp Trail

CLOSED through June 20 The Everkrisp Trail, opened in 2019, is a 4.1-mile mixed-use trail connecting Minturn and Eagle-Vail. The trail climbs a total of 708 feet as it ascends the hillside before descending into Eagle-Vail, featuring moderate switchbacks suitable for hiking and biking. Travelers can enjoy deep aspen forests and open meadows, which display … Continued

North Trail (Cortina Lane to Buffehr Creek)

Closed April 15-June 20 From the trailhead, walk 1/8 mile to the signed North Trail/Davos Trail junction and take a right onto the North Trail. After 1.3 miles of climbing, keep right on the North Trail. The trail continues to climb gently and then curves around into a drainage of mixed pine and aspen. The … Continued

Lost Lake Trail

Lost Lake Trail offers a scenic and moderately challenging hike suitable for trail runners and mountain bikers alike. The trail starts at the Lost Lake West Trailhead and spans 6.8 miles roundtrip, with an elevation gain of 637 feet, climbing to a high point of 10,294 feet before descending to Lost Lake. From the trailhead, … Continued

Son of Middle Creek Trail

CLOSED April 15 – June 20 Son of Middle Creek trail ascends the hillside on the north side of I-70, offering views of Vail Mountain and the Town of Vail. After a mile, it crosses a bridge over Middle Creek in a cool spruce/fir forest. This is a great destination for families. The trail continues … Continued

Gore Creek Trail

The first 4 miles of the trail climbs alongside Gore Creek. There are some short steep sections along the way. The trail winds through meadows and aspen groves which change to conifer stands as the elevation increases. At mile 4, the trail forks; crossing Gore Creek leads you over Red Buffalo Pass to Summit County … Continued

North Trail (Trapper’s Run)

CLOSED April 15 – June 20 The trail climbs gradually through pine and aspen. Along the way, there are good views of Vail Mountain. The trail ends on Davos Road. Turning right will take you to the remainder of the North Trail. Follow the road for about 0.4 miles and take a left at the … Continued