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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.

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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!

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The Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail offers an endless variety of outdoor experiences! Time is running out for their 2016 guided day hikes. Have your gear packed for possible inclement weather, along with your lunch, snacks and plenty of fluids! Adult’s $80 / $75 for VRD taxpayers.

October 18th – Buck Creek

October 21st – Bighorn Creek

October 25th – Gore Lake

October 28th – Colorado Trail to Tennessee Pass

You can register now via this

Walking Mountains Science Center link, or call 970-827-9725

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The Village-to-Village Trail is the heart and sole of the interconnecting network of trails and skiways, making it the perfect pathway for exploring Beaver Creek Resort, which also includes Bachelor Gulch, Vail Co and Arrowhead at Vail. One can travel by foot, snowshoe or mountain bike a pathway stretching nearly six miles from Beaver Creek Resort’s Talons area all the way across Bachelor Gulch to McCoy Springs, above Arrowhead Village.  The trail is part of a larger system of “skiways” which locals use to enjoy the expansive, three village resort.  The trail officially begins or ends at 8,900 feet above sea level with the Beaver Lake Trail, 1.75 miles up the Beaver Creek Valley from Beaver Creek Village.  From this point, you have a 4 mile journey to Bachelor Gulch Village and another 2.5 miles to Arrowhead Village.  This trail is a wonderful area to see the explosion of wildflowers in early July because  the trail is closed until June 30 for elk calving.  Autumn at Beaver Creek Resort is wonderful time of year to immerse yourself in the magnificent golds and oranges of the aspens.  Snowshoeing is a great way to explore the Village-to-Village trail as well.  Happy hiking!

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For more information on the Vail Valley, or if you have questions about Vail Real Estate please contact me, Betsy Randall, Vail Real Estate broker

 

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Take the Gondola up to the top of Vail Mountain and enjoy a guided Nature Hike any day of the week from 11-12 or 2-3!

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On Thursdays and Saturdays from 7p-8p an awesome evening hike is another option available for you to get out and come alive with nature! There is no fee for any of these beautiful hikes.

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Be sure to wear/pack the proper attire, including comfortable walking/hiking shoes and bring water! Don’t forget your Ski Pass to ride the Gondola at no charge or purchase a Gondola round-trip ticket for $34 

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Origin: German  –  Volkssport:  (“people’s sport”) A  non-competitive sporting activity for groups of people.

Take advantage of the many outstanding outdoor activities that are offered in the Vail area!! Stay tuned for many more postings in the future!

Vail Volkssport Events are hosted by the Rocky Mountain Wanderers

Contact C. Rickauer with questions (970) 668-3737

June 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016

Starting Point: Sonnenalp Resort

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Vail Valley hiking and biking trailsA quiet hike or bike through the whispering aspen leaves offers up the most amazing views of the Colorado’s fall colors. Some of our favorite Vail Valley hikes and biking trails include: Upper North Trail; Arrowhead Ski Area; Davos Trail; Berry Creek; June Creek; Pauly’s Plunge; East or West Lake Creek. Each trail offers a plethora of views up and down the Vail Valley!

If you thought you might want to see the 2013 fall colors, this weekend, October 4th, 5th and 6th will most likely be the peak of the colors and beauty!

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