Three Stunning Vail Trails Anyone Can Enjoy
Topnotch hikes for people of all ages
Vail’s stunning mountains and rugged terrain makes it the quintessential, outdoorsy travel destination all year long. As for what to do in the area this time of year? Hike. With that in mind, here are three incredible trails ideal for hikers of all levels and experience.
Upper Piney River Falls Trail
One of the area’s most stunning trails, Upper Piney River Falls weaves through almost six miles of beautiful terrain wrapping around Piney Lake. Ideal for hikers craving a more quiet experience, the trail offers up lots of meadows, aspen forests, and other serene spots to enjoy the peace and solitude. Even your furry friends are allowed to join, just make sure they’re on a leash.
Booth Falls Trail
Extending from Booth Creek Road all the way to Booth Lake, this path offers incredible views from start to finish. Head past Booth Creek Valley’s aspen groves to Booth Creek Falls, and be rewarded with incredible views of the 60-foot waterfalls. And once you near the end, you’ll be treated with spectacular views of Gore Range.
Shrine Ridge Trail
The Shrine Ridge Trail is well-suited for those who are seeking a less strenuous excursion, but still want incredible views of the Rockies. Along your hike, you’ll discover friendly wildlife and colorful mountain flowers. Because the terrain is relatively flat and friendly, you can easily horseback ride here!