You can stick to the gorgeous paved bike trail along the Eagle River for an all-ages adventure or head off on dirt trails that range from novice to advanced. There are rental shops in nearly every town in Vail Valley: Vail Resorts Retail and Venture Sports, to name a few. 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. Insider Tip: 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. A 25-yard outdoor pool with climbing wall and water slide are available at the Eagle Pool & Ice Rink to reward the kids with after tackling the fun trail features. Start or end your ride with a lap around the BMX track.
If the downhill is your favorite part, let the lifts do the work at Vail or Beaver Creek. After a scenic ride up on the gondola, you can proceed downhill at your own pace. First time? Take a guided tour for an exhilarating journey down Vail Mountain’s network of mountain bike trails. Vail offers two-hour tours including basic instruction and a guide to help you explore Vail Mountain.