Vail Area - Northwest Colorado

Includes Avon, Beaver Creek, Eagle, Minturn, Wolcott

 

Experience Vail Area, Avon, Beaver Creek, Eagle, Minturn, and Wolcott, Colorado

The history of the town of Vail revolves all around the ski resort. Back during WWII, the US Army trained at Camp Hale; men from the 10th Mountain Division returned here after the war with the intention of opening a ski resort. In December of 1962, the resort officially opened and the town was established four years following at the base of the mountain.

Vail Pass, Colorado Vacation Directory
Driving down Vail Pass on I-70
Camp Hale; men from the 10th Mountain Division, Colorado Vacation Directory
Men from the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale

 

One of the world's premier winter destinations, Vail offers extensive terrain, 10 high-speed quad chairlifts, fine dining, and a fabulous nightlife in a charming mountain village. Visit the numerous shops in Vail Village that aim to please the most discriminating tastes.

Vail Ski Resort has been rated the #5 Snowboarding Resort in North America in the Transworld Snowboarding Annual Resort Guide Survey and FREEZE Magazine. Get away from the sights and sounds of civilization and give yourself access to sheer solitude. In 1969, Vail became the most popular ski resort in the state and in 1988 it became the largest ski area in North America.

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Snowmobiling in Sylvan Lake State Park
Horseback riders from Camp Hale, Colorado Vacation Directory
Horseback Rider near Sylvan State Park

 

You could also ski Beaver Creek Ski Resort, which was originally designed to accommodate skiers of all ability levels. Today the mountain is enjoyed by a variety of winter and summer sports enthusiasts.

Wolcott, Red Cliff, Vail, and Minturn are all bursting with snowmobile trails and open space, the whole family is sure to have a blast.

Other winter activities include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, recreational racing, sno-cat skiing, dog sledding, and day spas.

Raft on the Eagle River if you're looking for a fun day trip activity or try out the Avon Whitewater Park. It is only 350-feet long but offers an exhilarating and fun experience. The course starts under "Bob the Bridge" and in keeping with the humor, the three features are named after it: Baby Bob, Bob Jr., and Bob Sr. Beginners through advanced kayakers are welcome as it offers fun for all!

Sylvan Lake State Park is one of western Colorado's best-kept secrets. Open year round, this is a great spot for picnicking, hiking and outdoor photography. Fish from your boat or offshore for trout.

Summer activities include horseback riding, rock climbing, fly-fishing, open air concerts, rodeos, golfing, scenic drives, hot air balloon rides, art exhibits, camping, mountain biking, and the on-mountain playground – Adventure Ridge.

Commercial air travel accommodations are handled by the Eagle County Regional Airport. Please contact your preferred travel agent or airline for flight arrangements.

Vail Area is near: Gypsum & Sweetwater

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Premium Vail Area Businesses

Minturn Anglers  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page New Colorado vacation business
Experience Colorado Fly Fishing. Anglers are our Guides! Fly Shops in Minturn, Vail Village, Parker. GET YOUR KIDS HOOKED ON FISHING. We are the hardest working guides on the river; you will catch FISH!

Groups and Reunions Fishing 


Sage Outdoor Adventures  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page New Colorado vacation business
20 minutes west of Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts with a wealth of summer and winter outdoor activities: ATVing, Snowmobiling, Trap Shooting (clay targets), and on the River raft, kayak or tube.

Groups and Reunions Horseback Riding ATVing and Offroading Whitewater Rafting More fun things to do Snowmobiling 


Sweetwater Lake Resort & AJ Brink Outfitters  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page Map showing location of Colorado vacation
At Sweetwater Lake, between Glenwood Springs and Vail, CO. Vacation near Flat Tops Wilderness in White River National Forest. Horses Rides. Restaurant. Romance Packages. Rowboat & canoe rentals.

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Featured Vail Area Businesses

Aunt Sara's River Dance RV Resort & Campground  email this Colorado cabin Photos available on Colorado vacation page Map showing location of Colorado vacation
Near Gypsum off I-70 along Eagle River; Aunt Sara's is a BIG RIG RV Resort. 50amp, pull-thrus, room for slideouts. Campground between Vail & Glenwood Springs. SKIERS, STAY Here: Ski Vail, Beaver Creek!

Tent Camping RV Parks and Resorts Hiking Trails Fishing Winter Lodging 


Colorado Adventure Center  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
A full service outdoor center -- rafting, biking, zip-lines: Rock Gardens Rafting, Glenwood Bike Tours, Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures, Highside Adventure Tours, Colorado Canopy Adventures.

Whitewater Rafting More fun things to do 


Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham  link to Colorado vacation Colorado vacation make reservations Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Vail Valley's only all-suites hotel in Eagle CO, welcome to Hawthorn by Wyndham. Family Friendly: full kitchens, free unlimited high-speed WI-FI, premium cable TV including HBO, skiing, biking, golfing.

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High Canyon Adventures @ Bair Ranch  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Between Glenwood Springs and Vail. Cabins and Vacation Homes on 5,500 acres with horse rides, ATV tours and winter SnowCat tours. Fishing Pond. Group Facilities. Wildlife on the ranch is abundant!

cabins vacation homes Tent Camping Weddings, Elopements & Honeymoons Groups and Reunions Fishing Horseback Riding ATVing and Offroading Hunting Downhill Skiing 


Minturn Anglers  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page New Colorado vacation business
Experience Colorado Fly Fishing. Anglers are our Guides! Fly Shops in Minturn, Vail Village, Parker. GET YOUR KIDS HOOKED ON FISHING. We are the hardest working guides on the river; you will catch FISH!

Groups and Reunions Fishing 


Minturn Inn - A Mountain B&B  Colorado vacation make reservations Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Recommended by The NY Times, the Inn is an authentic Rocky Mountain lodge between Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts in Minturn. 1915 B&B log home on Main Street or elegant River Lodge on Eagle River.

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Sage Outdoor Adventures  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page New Colorado vacation business
20 minutes west of Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts with a wealth of summer and winter outdoor activities: ATVing, Snowmobiling, Trap Shooting (clay targets), and on the River raft, kayak or tube.

Groups and Reunions Horseback Riding ATVing and Offroading Whitewater Rafting More fun things to do Snowmobiling 


Sweetwater Lake Resort & AJ Brink Outfitters  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page Map showing location of Colorado vacation
At Sweetwater Lake, between Glenwood Springs and Vail, CO. Vacation near Flat Tops Wilderness in White River National Forest. Horses Rides. Restaurant. Romance Packages. Rowboat & canoe rentals.

cabins Romance Pets Welcome Lodging by water Guest Horses Fishing Horseback Riding 


Sylvan Lake State Park  Colorado vacation make reservations
South of Eagle CO, at the gateway to Holy Cross Wilderness, Sylvan Lake gazes at majestic mountains. State Park: Cabins/yurts (heat, solar light, no indoor cooking), tent sites, hike, fish, bike, snowmobile, ski.

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Vail's Mountain Haus at the Covered Bridge  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
In Vail's Village along Gore Creek. Mountain Haus offers AAA 3-Diamond condos and hotel rooms steps from World-class skiing, dining, shopping. On-site swimming pool! In summer enjoy hiking, fishing.

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For more travel information contact:

Vail Area Activities and Maps

Rafting & Kayaking:
Eagle River Rafting

Ski Areas & Resorts:
Beaver Creek Ski Resort
Vail Ski Resort

Snowmobiling:
Vail & Red Cliff Park Snowmobile Trails -UPDATED-

Local Area Maps:
Summit County Area Map


 
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