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Ski across 5,300 skiable acres, including the legendary Back Bowls, in the winter; in the summer, enjoy hiking, mountain biking, gondola rides, and more.
Piney Lake Ranch
Go horseback riding, canoeing, and fly-fishing at this gorgeous lakefront ranch, tucked at the foot of the majestic peaks of the Gore Range.
Vail Golf Club
Play a round of 18 holes on one of the best courses in Vail Valley, boasting sublime mountain views and unique, tree-lined fairways. In the winter, it transforms into Vail’s Nordic Center, a hub for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Looking for a wintery sport beyond skiing and snowboarding? Try your hand at ski biking and tubing, or hop aboard a mountain coaster at this family-friendly snow park.
Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame
Delve into the history of snowy sports at this unique museum, featuring artifacts from the World War II-era 10th Mountain Division mountain troopers and interactive exhibits about ski industry icons and Colorado’s 26 active ski areas.
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Discover the world’s highest botanical gardens—at 8,200 feet above sea level—as you stroll amid a unique collection of alpine and mountain plants.
Vail Nature Center
Located on the former site of a 1940s-era homestead, this nature center is a hub for birding and beaver pond tours, wildflower viewing, and stargazing.
Nature Discovery Center atop Vail Mountain
Take in panoramic mountaintop views from this discovery center. Inside the yurt, learn about natural history with exhibits on resident wildlife including lynx and black bears.
Cross the Continental Divide while driving over Independence Pass, a mountain pass that soars up to 12,095 feet above sea level midway between Aspen and Twin Lakes.
Once a World War II-era mountain warfare training camp, Camp Hale is a well-preserved historic site that offers a self-guided tour around the premises.
Carved out by the Colorado River, Glenwood Canyon is a scenic, 16-mile-long canyon along I-70 with gorgeous topography and ample outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking, and rafting.
Penny Hot Springs
Soak in natural hot springs along the Crystal River at this rustic roadside spot, located between the towns of Redstone and Carbondale.