Now!  Full color edition of The Vail Hiker. New trails. New maps. New photos. New features, such as "Hikes for Tykes" and "Fishing Lakes for Anglers." 
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"The Vail Hiker is a must resource for hiking in the Gore Range and Holy Cross Wilderness areas." - The Denver Post

50 Trails to Wildlife Havens, Flower Retreats, Ghost Towns and Panoramic High Passes



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Exciting News: THE VAIL HIKER, now published in a revised, updated edition, has increased from forty to fifty trails for hikers, cross-country skiers and snowshoers.

    New hikes range from the challenging Commando Run, established during World War II for training skiing soldiers from Camp Hale, to the rewarding Village to Village trail on beautiful Beaver Creek Mountain.

    The brand-new revised and updated version of the popular guidebook, THE VAIL HIKER, is now available! Order today!

Note to Trail Users:

Avoid hiking trails in the lodgepole pine forest on windy days due to possible falling trees. This includes trails in the Gore Range and trails around Minturn, among others. Trees killed by the mountain pine beetle are subject to blow-down. If wind comes up suddenly, retreat to a large open meadow until the gusts subside.


 Find great trail ideas in the new edition of THE VAIL HIKER.

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The Vail Hiker guidebook is available at Summit County and Vail; Valley sporting goods, grocery and book stores. You can order on this website. Click here.


Hikers will enjoy The Vail Hikerís alpine lakes, waterfalls ghost towns, panoramic high passes, special hikes for kids and winter ski/snowshoe trails.

 Book features:                 topo maps
                                             great photos
                                             fold-out overall map
                                             companion book to The New 

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