When the snow melts, the river fills, and the Vail Valley begins to bud green trees. The most fascinating aspect of the terrain is going from high alpine to high mountain desert— just take a 30 minute drive west and the adventurers can enjoy white water rafting, fly fishing, and mountain biking. Try out the new mountain electric bikes and venture from village to village.
The town of Eagle is the latest hit destination for both local and out-of-town enthusiasts with a wealth of trails and a flourishing biking subculture. The Haymaker Trail in Eagle is a great introduction to mountain biking for all ages and abilities, with easy trailhead access and plenty of parking.
Check out the Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance website that has information on trails and their conditions.
If biking conditions are too muddy, then it’s time to try out the e-bike and stay on the paved trails and go through Glenwood Canyon or cruise from town-to-town with a biking friendly communities and interconnected trails.
Sage Outdoor Adventures
Sage Outdoor Adventures owns conveniently located river rafting outposts on the Eagle, Arkansas and Colorado rivers. Sage’s whitewater rafting program is the most thought out. Once the snow runoff increases the water level in the rivers, you can’t help but feel the adrenaline rush. It’s important that safety and fun are the two pillars for Sage Outdoor Adventures in these conditions. This is truly the best way to take in the pure beauty of Colorado’s natural surroundings. You will not be disappointed.
The zip line course at Zip Adventures are the first and the best ground-to ground zip lines in the country. Our zip line courses will get you pumpin’ – the farther you go, the higher the exhilaration! 6 unique zip lines give you a graduating progression of excitement and adventure, as well as a stunning view of our beautiful Colorado landscape.
Wade fishing and float trips in the Vail Valley provide novice and experienced anglers alike an opportunity to experience Colorado’s breathtaking fall scenery and wildlife, as well as the opportunity to catch the trout of a lifetime. Access to our rivers and streams, including Gore Creek, the Eagle River, Brush Creek and the Colorado River can be tricky if you’ve never fished here before. We highly recommend booking an experienced guide through providers such as Gore Creek Fly Fisherman or Vail Valley Anglers.
Local’s Tip for DIY Fishing
Stop by the local fly shops and get insider tips on where to go fish. You have options of fishing in several different rivers and lakes. Whether you up for a challenge or the guaranteed bite for beginners, the local fly fishing guides have the best knowledge for where to fish and what to use for your flies.
The Ultimate ATV & Fly Fishing Experience
Sage Outdoor Adventures provides the ultimate Fly-fishing on 7 miles of private water is one-of-a-kind— with its access to the most pristine landscapes, tall trees and cliff sides- takes place on the exclusive Piney River. It’s the “Holy Grail” of fly-fishing rivers intended for experienced fly fishers. “Our main goal is to connect people with nature and hope they disconnect from their daily grind for at least a few minutes,” Tomasic says. “We take people to amazing locations they otherwise wouldn’t be able to get to.” This fly fishing trip is for intermediate to expert fly fishers.
January 14, 2022 - The Eagle County Board of Health (BOH) convened for a special meeting on Thurs., Jan. 13. The Board voted unanimously to allow the standing public health order requiring face coverings in public indoor settings to expire at end of day on Jan. 17, 2022 and will be extended in schools for pre-k through 8th grade until Jan. 21. The modified public health order will be posted online.
Public health officials emphasized the...
Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) is quickly becoming the gateway of choice for visitors coming to the Vail Valley. It’s close to Vail and all the other major Rocky Mountain resort towns, and carriers are expanding their service routes to include Eagle Airport.
Before flying into Eagle, it’s important to plan your onward journey from the airport and make arrangements on how to get back for your return flight.
This visitor guide to...
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December 22, 2021- The Eagle County Board of Health (BOH) convened for an emergency session on Wed., Dec. 22, and reinstated a countywide mask mandate indoors regardless of vaccination status. A public health order to that effect becomes active at noon on Dec. 22 and applies to all public indoor spaces, such as public facilities, businesses, and other common spaces. It is set to expire on Jan. 17,...