Trails around Vail and neighboring Summit County
provide opportunities ranging from a stroll on a paved recreation path to steep ascents accessing waterfalls and lakes to
moderate trails wandering through fields of red, white, blue,
yellow, and purple wildflowers. The west side of the Gore
Range tends to be lusher because storms hit the mountains
and drop much of their moisture. Not all the mountains are
as steep and craggy as those in the Gore Range. To the west
of Vail Pass, the terrain rolls and rises gently to ridges.
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