Vail has so much beauty and family fun activities to offer but if you ever feel like taking a scenic drive to check out a super neat little mountain town; well then a day trip to Red Cliff just might be your speed.
As you leave Vail and hop on Highway 70, exit at Minturn/Leadville…blink and you’ll miss the sweetness of the cute local shops Minturn has to offer. Cruising up Highway 24 is breathtaking and travelers can usually pull off on the side to embrace this glorious nature.
Now there may not be much to do in Red Cliff but what you CAN do is wildly fun! From kind folks to friendly roaming dogs – your sure to see a lot of smiles in Red Cliff, where life is a little slower and simpler. As you enter town, take your second left onto Water Street, (follow signs for Shrine Pass) less than a mile down the road you’ll come across a magical snow covered yurt! This yurt holds a lot adventure! If you haven’t been greeted by welcoming faces step inside and meet locals that can’t wait to share with you their happy place!
Colorado Backcountry Rentals is THE premiere snowmobiling rental company! The staff is extensively educated not only on the safety side but the mechanical side as well. CBR maps out the coolest trails for ultimate fun for the entire family! Whether you are a beginner or advance snowmobile enthusiast there are routes and options for everyone! Prefer to not drive? Hop on back of your friends and enjoy heated hand rests and pow filled adventure! CBR offers a variety of options for those interested in snowmobiling such as style of snowmobile and the duration of your time exploring. A group of friends and I just indulged in renting from CBR and had an absolute blast! It’s wild how quick 3 hours can fly by when you’re laughing the entire time and taking in such epic sights!
After hours of exhilarating can’t stop smiling snowmobiling riding you’re sure to have worked up an appetite. And being that you’re higher in elevation then Vail, keep hydrated! So head on into Mangos Mountain Grill and let your taste buds now do the exploring… With daily specials and delicious favorites Mangos is sure to fill your belly! Perhaps you’ll even catch me sitting at the end of the bar swapping stories with friends!
It’s nice to slow down every once and again, so treat yourself to a day trip in Red Cliff that you’ll never forget! For more information on “to-dos” in and around the Vail Valley pop into our Gateway Real Estate office in wonderful Vail Village. Come say hello!