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“vail trail”

Ranked #9 of 74 things to do in Vail
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Owner description: This seven-mile, paved path meanders through alpine fields, aspen groves and Vail's picturesque villages.
phoenix, Arizona, USA
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62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“vail trail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

nice and gentle paved trail along aspen flanked stream, great for walks, runs, and bikes. Passes thru Vail and continues east for lengthy rides

Visited September 2013
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Houston, Texas
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88 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Lovely relaxing walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Walked from Lionshead in Vail along the trail to Betty Ford Gardens.Walk along the creek and ended up in the park which had the gardens but also a great playground for kids.The covered bridge is at this park also.Trail marked all the way and best of all was free!and got you outside.

Visited September 2013
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Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Bike Path”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

We were there over Labor Day -- this path was quite busy but we were still able to ride our bikes along the path for hours. Breathtaking views :)

Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Hannah O
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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect for a picturesque stroll”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Stroll from the Golf Course all the way to Lionshead along the creek. Inhale the scent of pine and mountain air. This is a leisure activity - if you wish to bike, rollerblade, run or otherwise work out, choose another path unless you are highly proficient at people slalom..........

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Favorite for Biking or Walking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is a hidden gem that more visitors to Vail should explore. I have biked the trail and walked it end-to-end. The east part of the path is more scenic than the west end, although the east section can be quite hilly. Make sure you can navigate the gears on your bike before you tackle it. The path leading to East Vail has many hidden tracks for "off-path" riding that are great. The views are fantastic, with benches along the way for stopping and taking pictures. There aren't any rest stops except at the Golf Course, so bring plenty of water. Riding the path from Vail to East Vail and back doesn't take much more than an hour to an hour and a half at a leisurely pace, including stopping for pictures. The views are worth it, you are right up against the mountain. Highly recommended, whether a first-time visitor to Vail or a return traveler.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Kim P
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