Welcome to East Vail
For unspoiled advantages and the natural beauty of Vail, head to the neighborhood of East Vail. This area is less densely developed than Vail Village and that is one of its greatest virtues.
With Vail Pass to the east and a paved bike path that runs through the Vail Golf Course to the west, East Vail is, perhaps, the perfect location for the avid outdoorsman. For hikers, bikers, cross-country skiers and ice-climbers, it’s nirvana.
In late spring and summer, Gore Creek, with its lush aspen and lodge pole pines and surrounding waterfalls, comes alive. The Vail Racquet Club’s tennis courts are up and running and Bighorn Park becomes the neighborhood’s meeting place with its playground, off-leash dog park, picnic tables, open field and pond.
Bikers can begin their day by riding up Vail Pass, and hikers have a choice of terrific hiking trails. From beginner to expert, the trails of Bighorn Creek, Gore Creek, Pitkin Creek and Deluge Lake provide hikers with spectacular views, stunning aspen groves, waterfalls and high alpine lakes that cannot be found anywhere else in the valley.
In winter, the cascading waterfalls turn to ice, and “The Fang,”a popular ice-climbing waterfall, comes to life, and cross-country skiers head to town on the groomed trails of the Vail Nordic Center locatedon the fairways of the Vail Golf Course. With Vail Ski Resort just a short free bus ride away, and the East Vail Market and Liquor Store at the entrance to the neighborhood, East Vail provides its homeowners with all the conveniences and access desired, while tucked into a quite corner of the Vail Valley.