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Vail Recreation Path

Vail, CO
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Ranked #6 of 29 Attractions in Vail
Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Biking
Description: This seven-mile, paved path meanders through alpine fields, aspen groves and Vail's picturesque villages.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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266 reviews 266 reviews
109 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

There are numerous bike shops offering the bike rental/drop off at Vail Pass tour. With all my stops for photos it took about 2.5 hours. 95% downhill, so very easy. The scenery is spectacular! A very enjoyable way to spend a morning in the mountains. There are a few spots where you are next to the expressway, which is a... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This was a very nice path that you can run on walk along. It is right along the river and can be seen from the Vail Cascade resort.

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74 reviews 74 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The recreation path is gorgeous, accessible for most, and well worth the walk. It meanders along a creek bed, in between the villages and the base of the mountain. The sights, sounds, and fresh mountain air is so worth it! I stayed in the valley for a wedding, and even though I have been to Vail many times I have... More

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Colorado
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Vail path travels along the river (stream) for a good portion. You can hike from West Vail into Lionshead or Vail proper and all the way to east vail. Plenty of places to stop and watch folks fishing, or to throw a few rocks into the river (not near the fisherman). Beautiful scenery and you can see some of... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Go to Wheel to rent a bike in Lionshead, great people, took us in a van to the top of vail pass and let us ride our bikes down the 12-13 mile path and around Vail. Beautiful path! A must do

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LITTLETON
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Part of the ride from Breckenridge to Avon (and beyond, if you wish) -- this is a great path. Walk it or ride it as far as suits your ability and desires! In summer, the flowers are wonderful!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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546 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is like a single lane road asphalt road that wanders loosely along the creek it is several miles long and gentle enough in grade that it is not a strain.

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Vail is the summer. Be sure to take some time to get out and walk around. It is spectacular. The weather and the views were spectacular.

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Oklahoma
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87 reviews 87 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We rented bikes in Vail and rode this path. It was so scenic, and had very many photo ops! We did about a 12 mile round trip ride. It takes you through some neighborhoods, by the golf course, over and by streams. We even saw some wildlife. This was great fun!

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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Quiet, beautiful, great change from the busy shopping and restaurants in Vail Village. Liked the constant sound of the water and the wind.

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