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Vail Recreation Path

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Address: Vail, CO
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This seven-mile, paved path meanders through alpine fields, aspen groves...

This seven-mile, paved path meanders through alpine fields, aspen groves and Vail's picturesque villages.

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The path is just as wonderful as people describe. We rented bikes, including a tandem bike for our 4 year old, from Lions Village and began out journey from there. What I wish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hired bikes from Vail and first off all rode towards Lionshead. However, I would recommend going the other way as it is much more beautiful and wild.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The path is just as wonderful as people describe. We rented bikes, including a tandem bike for our 4 year old, from Lions Village and began out journey from there. What I wish I knew beforehand and will share so others know is that you can plan a half or full day that really caters to kids. There are 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Vail Recreational Path is to be enjoyed by all. Beauty all around for you to enjoy. Take pictures, smell the great outdoors, and say to a friendly fellow walker.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful. How can you go wrong, passing creeks, with benches to sit and gaze and ponder, giant, majestic pines, and possible Moose sightings? Just Heaven!

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leics. UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our 2 week stay we walked this path there & back from West Vail over 10 times. It is gorgeous.

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Keene
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Used this path during our 17-mile bike ride down from Vail Pass. Well-maintained and easy to use. Loved the scenery from the path.

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Make sure you bring your bikes when you come to Vail! My family and I ride this trail almost every day at some point while in Vail. We stay in Golden Peak (the best place in Vail) and it's perfect to get to anywhere in Vail down this path!

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Woolwine, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Such a fun place!!! So many things to do. The trails are awesome! You feel like you can touch the sky! They offer free water and free sunscreen!!!

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Who could resist a summer bike ride along the well marked town trail. It leads to the trail that follows I70 over the top of Vail Pass. Once you hit the E end of town it really is a heavy grade uphill. We made it 10 miles from Vail Center, and loved the views and exercise. We stopped 5 miles... More 

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Burlington, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We are from the land of flat! Totally a blast riding down this path! We did hire a company to take us to the top. I do think that was kinda expensive..$30 per person. We brought our own bikes, so that saved us a few dollars. We were educated on proper path protocol. Passing on your Left! I was not... More 

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