The year-round guide to 20 of the best Vail Valley hikes and snowshoe routes
* Trails for all ability levels, each offering something special for the visitor or local alike
* Detailed directions and full-color maps to help you find your way
* A guidebook that easily fits in your pack or back pocket
The Vail Valley is the home of great downhill skiing, but it has also become a year-round playground for trail running, golf, cycling, tennis, fly fishing, hiking, and snowshoeing.
As part of the Colorado Mountain Club's best-selling Pack Guide series, The Best Vail Valley Hikes and Snowshoe Routes explores the more popular and some of the lesser known hiking and snowshoe routes in the valley. Most trailheads are within an hour's drive of the Vail Valley and its namesake ski area. From the mysteriously enchanting Gore Range to the evocative Holy Cross Ridge, and beyond, these hikes represent the best of what the Vail Valley can offer the hiker and snowshoer.