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This Week Outdoors: Where to go and what to do

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Editor’s note: For a list of more sport and outdoor activities as well as other events happening around the valley, visit http://www.vaildaily.com/calendar. Events are subject to change.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

Outdoor yoga class at Beaver Creek: This free, 90-minute outdoor yoga class takes place Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Beaver Creek from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Visit http://www.beavercreek.com.

Family guided activities with Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail: Children and families can discover the great outdoors with some hands-on learning on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Cost is $10 per child and activities are best suited for ages 5-12 and are from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Visit https://bettyfordalpinegardens.org/.

Thursday, Aug. 6

Garden Tours at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens: Starting at 10:30 a.m., tours of the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail explore alpine flora, mountain environments, history and more. Spots are limited, and participants are asked to arrive several minutes early. Register online.

Saturday, Aug. 8

GoPro Mountain Games Elements series presents virtual Biggest Fish competition: Mountain Games organizers want anglers from all over to show off their skills (and luck) with a virtual Biggest Fish competition Aug. 8-Aug. 16. Prizes include gear from GoPro, Yeti and more. Registration opens July 28 at 11 a.m. and closes Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. Visit mountaingames.com for more information and to sign up.

Yoga in the Park in Minturn: This donation-based yoga class is for all levels on Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and Little Beach Park in Minturn. Participants practice social distancing and are encouraged to bring their own mat and props. Suggested donation is $10. Funds raised go toward the Minturn Community Fund. Visit https://www.minturncommunityfund.org/.

Garden Tours at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens: Starting at 10:30 a.m., tours of the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail explore alpine flora, mountain environments, history and more. Spots are limited, and participants are asked to arrive several minutes early. Register online at bettyfordalpinegardens.org.

Monday, Aug. 10

Join a naturalist for Walking Mountains’ Backyard Backcountry Hike Series: Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon offers free guided hikes on Mondays at 9 a.m., limited to 15 people per hike. The weekly series of half-day hikes explore local wildflowers, mysterious mycology and more. Visit http://www.walkingmountains.org to register.

Tuesday, Aug. 11

Outdoor yoga class at Beaver Creek: This free, 90-minute outdoor yoga class takes place Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Beaver Creek from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Visit http://www.beavercreek.com.

Family guided activities with Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail: Children and families can discover the great outdoors with some hands-on learning on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Cost is $10 per child and activities are best suited for ages 5-12 and are from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Visit https://bettyfordalpinegardens.org/.

Camp Hale Hup mountain bike race: The Vail Rec District’s Mountain Bike Series continues Aug. 11-12 with the Camp Hale Hup. There are categories for all ages and abilities, and racers are spaced out across two days to help keep with social distancing guidelines. For more information on the series, visit http://www.vailrec.com. Races go from 4 to 8 p.m. on both Tuesday and Wednesday of race days.

One Love Yoga outdoor class at The Westin in Avon: The Athletic Club at The Westin is hosting another free community One Love Yoga class with yoga instructor Moonstone Jackson and DJ Weez from KZYR spinning reggae beats at 5 p.m. The class is held on The Westin’s event lawn overlooking the Eagle River, with social distancing practices. This is a donation-based class open to everyone. Money raised benefits the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. Advanced registration is recommended by calling 970-790-2051.

Friday, Aug. 14

The Science Behind Your Watershed and River Restoration hike with Walking Mountains: Join Walking Mountains Science Center and Eagle River Watershed Council for an immersive hiking experience. Along the trail, hikers will learn about healthy streams, watershed restoration and more. Pre-registration is required and the hike starts at 9 a.m. Visit http://www.walkingmountains.org. This event is free ($10 if transportation is needed) and space is limited.

Yoga+Beats in the Street: This socially distanced yoga class in downtown Eagle is followed by specials and beats with Kirby K at Katch of the Day. The class starts at 7 p.m. and costs $20. Visit yogaandbeats.com to reserve a space.

Saturday, Aug. 15

GoPro Mountain Games Elements series presents Après 5K trail run: Open to runners (or walkers) of all ages and abilities, the Après 5K is part of the 2020 GoPro Mountain Games Elements series. The race ends at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, and is followed by a showing of The Barkley Marathons on the venue’s 23-foot-by-9-foot screen. Registration for the event is available at mountaingames.com (starting at 11 a.m. on July 28). Social distancing protocols will be in place.

Garden Tours at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens: Starting at 10:30 a.m., tours of the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail explore alpine flora, mountain environments, history and more. Spots are limited, and participants are asked to arrive several minutes early. Register online at bettyfordalpinegardens.org.

Monday, Aug. 17

Join a naturalist for Walking Mountains’ Backyard Backcountry Hike Series: Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon offers free guided hikes on Mondays at 9 a.m., limited to 15 people per hike. The weekly series of half-day hikes explore local wildflowers, mysterious mycology and more. Visit http://www.walkingmountains.org to register.

Tuesday, Aug. 18

Beaver Creek Blast mountain bike race: The Vail Rec District’s Mountain Bike Series continues Aug. 18-19 with the Beaver Creek Blast. There are categories for all ages and abilities, and racers are spaced out across two days to help keep with social distancing guidelines. For more information on the series, visit http://www.vailrec.com. Races go from 4 to 8 p.m. on both Tuesday and Wednesday of race days.

Outdoor yoga class at Beaver Creek: This free, 90-minute outdoor yoga class takes place Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Beaver Creek from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Visit http://www.beavercreek.com.

Family guided activities with Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail: Children and families can discover the great outdoors with some hands-on learning on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Cost is $10 per child and activities are best suited for ages 5-12 and are from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Visit https://bettyfordalpinegardens.org/.

Thursday, Aug. 20

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens presents Proper Pruning Workshop: Attendees will receive expert advice and learn tips and tricks to efficiently cutting away branches and stems to help garden growth. This event is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Ford Park in Vail and is free for members and volunteers and $10 for non-members. Visit https://bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-476-0103.

Saturday, Aug. 29

Camp Hale Half Marathon: The Vail Rec District’s Trail Running Series continues with the Camp Hale Half Marathon. This race begins 8 a.m. and is open to all abilities. Participants must pre-register. For more information, visit http://www.vailrec.com. Race organizers have adjusted certain protocols for safety.

Garden Tours at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens: Starting at 10:30 a.m., tours of the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail explore alpine flora, mountain environments, history and more. Spots are limited, and participants are asked to arrive several minutes early. Register online at bettyfordalpinegardens.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 1-2

Davos Dash mountain bike race: The Vail Rec District’s Mountain Bike Series concludes Sept. 1-2 with the Davos Dash. There are categories for all ages and abilities, and racers are spaced out across two days to help keep with social distancing guidelines. For more information on the series, visit http://www.vailrec.com. Races go from 4 to 8 p.m. on both Tuesday and Wednesday of race days.

Outdoor yoga class at Beaver Creek: This free, 90-minute outdoor yoga class takes place Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Beaver Creek from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Visit http://www.beavercreek.com.

Family guided activities with Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail: Children and families can discover the great outdoors with some hands-on learning on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Cost is $10 per child and activities are best suited for ages 5-12 and are from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Visit https://bettyfordalpinegardens.org/.

Saturday, Sept. 12

EverGold trail running race at Beaver Creek: The Vail Rec District’s Trail Running Series continues with the EverGold 10K and 5K at Beaver Creek. This race begins 9 a.m. and is open to all abilities. Participants must pre-register. For more information, visit http://www.vailrec.com. Race organizers have adjusted certain protocols for safety.

Saturday, Sept. 26

Boneyard Boogie trail running race in Eagle: The Vail Rec District’s Trail Running Series concludes with the Boneyard Boogie in Eagle. This race begins 9 a.m. and is open to all abilities. Participants must pre-register. For more information, visit http://www.vailrec.com. Race organizers have adjusted certain protocols for safety.


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