Best Easy Day Hikes Vail Guide Book

by Maryann Gaug (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Vail  by Maryann Gaug

93pgs/maps/photos
ISBN: 9780762781713

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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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail" Guide Book
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... Preview: Hike along an undulating, rocky trail through a forest lush with wildflowers and berry bushes. Spruce, fir, lodgepole pine, and aspen grow amid house- sized boulders draped in moss and lichen. C ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: This mostly flat, gated dirt road to the west portal of the Roberts Tunnel is hikable year-round. Because this trail is lower in elevation than many trails in central Summit County, the snow melts ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
... Preview: The East Lake Creek Trail is a pleasant roller coaster through lush aspen forest with many types of bushes, including thimbleberry and elderberry. The hike travels about 1 mile to a set of switchba ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The Gore Creek Trail climbs steeply at first and then undulates above or along rough- and- tumble Gore Creek. Ascending the drainage, you roam through coniferous forest and open meadows and past asp ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: Starting by Bighorn Road at Vail’s east entrance, this featured section of the paved Gore Valley Trail offers an easy walk along Gore Creek past willows, aspens, lodgepole pines, and grassy meadows. ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: Enjoy an interpretive trail through spruce and fir forest along the edge of Copper Mountain’s ski runs while learning about area history and life in the subalpine. To access the trailhead, ride ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.35
... Preview: Explore the historic Iowa Hill Hydraulic Placer Mine along this interpretive trail with interesting exhibits. The hikes takes you back more than a century to the days when miners panned for gold ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: The trail to Julia’s Deck is delightful and ADA accessible. Wonderful wildflowers line the gravel path, and it’s easy to check out the various trees from wheelchair height or little legs. At the ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
... Preview: This gentle climb to pretty Lily Pad Lake is a treat for the whole family. The trail passes through typically dry lodge- pole pine forest with sparse vegetation. Several ponds, a creek, and other ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail"
Silverthorne, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: The hike starts on the paved recreation path that follows the route of the defunct Colorado & Southern Railroad and passes by the old Frisco Tunnel. The Mount Royal Trail to Masontown is rather st ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The beautiful Missouri Lakes Trail wanders through forest, over some slabs of rocks, across crystal- clear streams, along meadows of colorful wildflowers, past waterfalls, and near some interesting ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This pleasant hike takes you through various types of vegetation to sparkly little Buffehr Creek. You first pass aspen trees with pink Woods’ rose underneath. The trail then crosses an open grassy a ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Take an easy stroll around Nottingham Lake in the middle of Avon. A kids’ playground, picnic tables, fishing pier, and nice views over the lake to Beaver Creek ski area reward you on your walk. The pa ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
... Preview: Enjoy an easy, ADA- accessible walk to a little peninsula with a spotting scope for observing the osprey nest on Sentinel Island. The east end of the island is closed during nesting season to mi ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.9
... Preview: Ridge Route climbs steadily but easily up a ridge to Wildwood, one of Vail’s high points. Along the way you cross several ski runs filled with wildflowers underlining views of Mount of the Holy Cross ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Colorful, gorgeous, never- ending wildflowers and views make this trail a very popular hike. Mid-July to early August is typically the best time for the flower show. You may even enjoy a snowball figh ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
... Preview: Two Elk National Recreation Trail crosses a ridge over Two Elk Pass between Minturn and I-70 near East Vail. This hike explores only a small part of the trail on the west side, a pleasant journe ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: The Piney River, fed by snow that cloaks the spectacular peaks of the Gore Range, flows through a beautiful valley edged by aspen on the north and spruce and fir on the south. The first 1.3 miles of t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: Search for the remains of Tom Wilder’s cabin along this gentle subalpine trail. Travel along the creek, lined with willows, through open meadows with a few trees. Look for clues below to find the cabi ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail"
Vail, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Take a stroll past historic mines and the remains of an old gold dredge. Interpretive signs explain the sites. The sides of French Gulch sport golden wounds of mine tailings, while the bottom is ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Vail"
Vail, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
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