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Best trails in Vail

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Looking for a great trail near Vail, Colorado? AllTrails has 34 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Sylvan Lake State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Walter Byron Memorial Park or Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area. Ready for some activity? There are 16 moderate trails in Vail ranging from 2.3 to 18.1 miles and from 8,179 to 12,529 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Vail
Top trails (34)
#1 - Booth Falls
Eagles Nest Wilderness
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
This hike is a must-do if you're in the Vail area! Situated just off I-70, allot 2-3 hours for this hike, depending on your fitness level. The trail can be very steep, but it is on the moderate site oShow more
#2 - Shrine Ridge Trail
White River National Forest
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
Please note: road to trail may close. Please research prior to your visit.Show more
#3 - Upper Piney River Falls Trail
Eagles Nest Wilderness
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
Please note: As of May 2020, the road leading to the trailhead is closed. The first few miles undulate gently through meadows with good spots for lunch, relaxation, and great views. The trail climbsShow more
#4 - Pitkin Lake Trail
Eagles Nest Wilderness
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 5 h 50 m
This trail enters the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Wilderness regulations exist and are posted at the trailhead. Parking is very limited at this trailhead. Please consider taking the free Town of Vail busShow more
#5 - Booth Lake
Eagles Nest Wilderness
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 6 h 5 m
This trail enters the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Wilderness regulations exist and are posted at the trailhead. Parking is very limited at this trailhead. Please consider taking the free Town of Vail busShow more
#6 - Berrypicker Trail
Eagles Nest Wilderness
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 58 m
If you do this hike while the gondola is running, you can chose to skip either the uphill or downhill portions of the hike by taking the gondola. However, the hike is an enjoyable out and back as wellShow more
#7 - Gore Lake
Eagles Nest Wilderness
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Length: 12.5 mi • Est. 6 h 59 m
This trail enters the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Wilderness regulations exist and are posted at the trailhead. Hunters may be in this area during hunting season. Be aware that this trail is neither markShow more
#8 - Red Buffalo Pass via Gore Creek Trail
Eagles Nest Wilderness
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Length: 12.8 mi • Est. 7 h 18 m
This trail enters the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Wilderness regulations exist and are posted at the trailhead.Show more
#9 - Deluge Lake Trail
Eagles Nest Wilderness
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 5 h 57 m
This trail enters the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Wilderness regulations exist and are posted at the trailhead.Show more
#10 - Lost Lake Trail
White River National Forest
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 42 m
Note: As of June 2019, the road to the trailhead is closed. Please check with the park page for information.Show more
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