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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Resort Communities; Mountains; Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Biking Trails
Owner description: Offering more than 5,289 acres of downhill and cross-country trails, Vail is considered one of the best all-around ski... more » Owner description: Offering more than 5,289 acres of downhill and cross-country trails, Vail is considered one of the best all-around ski mountains in the world. « less
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Ranked #2 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
A newly expanded area in Vail that offers challenging trails for intermediate and advanced skiers.
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Ranked #3 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
This beautiful alpine botanical garden, located at the foot of Vail Mountain, is open to the public.
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Ranked #4 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Hiking Trails
Owner description: Six-mile hiking trail climbs 3,000 feet in elevation as it passes varied scenery including lakes, waterfalls and aspen... more » Owner description: Six-mile hiking trail climbs 3,000 feet in elevation as it passes varied scenery including lakes, waterfalls and aspen forests. « less
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Ranked #5 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Biking Trails
This seven-mile, paved path meanders through alpine fields, aspen groves and Vail's picturesque villages.
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Ranked #6 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
The heart of the city of Vail where most of the area's restaurants, shops and attractions are located.
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Ranked #7 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
One of the premier ski areas in the world, Vail and Beaver Creek offer excellent skiing and many other attractions.
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Ranked #8 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Get a feel for the slopes without strapping on the skis at this museum chronicling Colorado's skiing history.
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Ranked #9 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
Center for cross-country ski rentals, trails and for snowshoeing equipment.
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Ranked #10 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Mountain ranch offering summer activities - hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, restaurant, lodging. Opened late June through... more » Owner description: Mountain ranch offering summer activities - hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, restaurant, lodging. Opened late June through September annually. « less
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Ranked #11 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Built in 1942 as a training camp for a WWII army force, this campsite is now home to Camp Jeep.
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Ranked #12 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Equestrian Trails
Owner description: Horseback Riding through the Rocky Mountains, Summer Horse and Pony Camp for kids 3-14, and a Petting Zoo, conveniently... more » Owner description: Horseback Riding through the Rocky Mountains, Summer Horse and Pony Camp for kids 3-14, and a Petting Zoo, conveniently located one mile from Vail Village. « less
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Ranked #13 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Amusement/ Theme Parks; Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Sports Complexes
Sports center that offers ice skating, tubing down a toboggan run, snowmobile tours and ski biking.
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Ranked #14 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Hiking Trails
This scenic hike through canyon and along the river ends up at a series of glacial lakes and streams.
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Ranked #16 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Hiking Trails
Named after a miner from the 1800's, this trail offers hikers spectacular vistas.
Ranked #17 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #18 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Trails
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Ranked #19 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: The J. Cotter Gallery is an internationally recognized gallery of contemporary designer jewelry, featuring designs by leading... more » Owner description: The J. Cotter Gallery is an internationally recognized gallery of contemporary designer jewelry, featuring designs by leading artists from the United States and Europe. Opening in 1970, the J. Cotter Gallery has proved to be a mainstay in the Vail art community with a second location in Beaver Creek as well. « less
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Ranked #20 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
One of the only public bobsled runs in America is at Vail Mountain.
Ranked #21 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Spas; Health Clubs
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Ranked #22 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Biking Trails
Starting from Eagle's Nest, this four-mile challenging trail is geared for intermediate mountain bikers.
Ranked #23 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: An “Adventure Zone” or special area just for kids offering an ancient Indian Burial Ground, old fort, teepee village and... more » Owner description: An “Adventure Zone” or special area just for kids offering an ancient Indian Burial Ground, old fort, teepee village and three runs called Thunder Lane, Tornado Valley and Richochet. « less
Ranked #24 of 25 attractions in Vail
Category: Nature and Parks
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