The Quintessential Rocky Mountain Alpine Setting
Located just a few short miles from Vail Village in a stunning alpine setting, East Vail is a popular community among both locals and Front Rangers for its natural beauty, access to many outdoor activities, and its convenient location.
With Vail Pass to the east and a bike path that begins just to the west and runs through the Vail Golf Course, a home in East Vail is, perhaps, the perfect location for the avid outdoorsman. Bikers, hikers, cross-country skiers and ice-climbers all enjoy the plethora of adventures just outside their door.
Bikers have convenient access to the bike path that leads up Vail Pass, while hikers have a choice of terrific hiking trails ranging from beginner to expert, including Bighorn Creek, Gore Creek, Deluge Lake and Two Elk that meanders through the back of Vail Mountain. In winter, the cascading waterfalls turn to ice, across which ice-climbers can be seen traversing. And if the snow is just right, cross-country skiers can head to town on the groomed pathway.
In late spring and summer, Gore Creek, with its lush aspen, lodge pole pines and surrounding waterfalls, comes alive. The Vail Racquet Club’s tennis courts are up and running and Bighorn Park becomes a neighborhood meeting place with its playground, off-leash dog park, picnic tables, open field and pond.
Access to world class skiing at Vail Mountain is a short, 5-minute, ride on the Town of Vail’s free bus service. A small grocery store adds to the convenience of this alpine niche. With its quiet streets and a neighborhood feel, East Vail is a idyllic mountain community.
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.