Tag Archives: Minturn

Hiking in and around the Vail Valley is some of those most recreational fun one can have! With endless scenery of mountain tops and lush greenery you can definitely quiet your mind in this spectacular abyss.

Image result for best vail hikes

While not in the real estate office located in the heart of Vail in Vail Village; brokers with Gateway Land & Development enjoy heading out to the trail! There are tons of local options for hiking; here are our favorite!

Grouse Lake Trail (Minturn):  No need to drive up Tigiwon Road for this one – the Grouse Lake trailhead is located just before the town of Minturn.  When I first moved to the valley it was by far my favorite hike and still holds a special place in my heart.  It is 4.6 miles to the lake which, in my opinion, is one of the prettiest lakes in the valley.

Gore Creek/ Lake Trail (East Vail):  The beauty of this trail is that you can go for as short or long as you like (5.5 miles to Gore Lake) and there is pretty scenery the entire way.  You’ll spend most of the hike listening to the sounds of Gore Creek as you walk beside it and there is lots of shade to keep you cooler.

Shrine Ridge (Vail Pass):  This is a great hike mid-summer during wildflower season when the meadows are awash with color.  Temps are cooler up high (starts around 11,000 ft) and in a short 2.1 miles you have 360 degree views including Copper Mountain, Mt of the Holy Cross, the Gore Range and Vail’s back bowls.

 

NOW is the time to get outside while the sun is shinning and the trails aren’t super packed with tourists!

Stay tuned to our blog & news page on www.GatewayLand.com for fun Summer happenings and the latest in our listings!

 

Gateway-logo

Let Gateway Lead You Home
970-790-6777 | Vail Village

 

 

 yoga1

Yoga at Little Beach Park in quaint Minturn, hosted by

The Minturn Community Fund.

Take advantage of the fresh Colorado mountain air and the splendid scenery that will take your Yoga experience to the next level!

yoga

Yoga in the Park meets every Saturday thru September 3rd

from 9:00-10:00 am 

Stop by the Minturn Farmers Market after…..It’s amazing!

Minturn1 minturn

betsy's pics 212

Colorado camping equals star filled nights, warm campfires, the scent of evergreen drifting through the breeze and S’Mores.  Breathtaking natural beauty, few bugs and the abundance of outdoor activities at your finger tips makes Colorado one of the most popular states to camp.  Colorado State Parks manage more than 4,000 campsites throughout the state.  They have everything from backcountry sites for those who desire seclusion to full hookup sites with water, sewer and electrical connections.

Weekdays offer prime campsites as some are on a first come, first serve basis.  Those that take reservations are usually booked 6 months in advance.  There are a few campgrounds located in the White River National Forest not to far from downtown VailGore Creek Campground is the closest located along Gore Creek at the boundary of Eagle’s Nest Wilderness.  It’s a beautiful campground with 18 drive-up sites and 7 walk-in sites with picnic tables and fire rings.  There is no running water or electrical hook-ups but do have vault toilets.

Gold Park Campground is located along Homesteak Creek near the boundary of Holy Cross Wilderness.  There are 11 sites with picnic tables and fire rings.  No running water or electrical but does have vault toilets.  This is located 13 miles south of Minturn.

Another popular campground close to Vail is Camp Hale Memorial Campground.  This campground sits at an elevation of 9,200 feet, in a wide open valley with sparse shade but offers nearby hiking trails and easy access to the memorial.  Camp Hale is historic because the 10th Mountain Division, a unit of 15,000 men, trained here in the mountaineering and skiing techniques during WWII.  Some saw combat in Italy during the war. There are 15 sites with picnic tables and fire rings.  There are vault toilets but no running water or electrical hook-ups.  You may reserve this campground online:  recreation.gov 

Camping season is almost here and hope you will get out and enjoy what Colorado has to offer.  Let’s preserve and protect our National Forest, National Parks and Corps of Engineers Lake areas by leaving natural areas the way you find them and please remember to Leave No Trace.