Bike trails open on Vail Mountain |

Bike trails open on Vail Mountain

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Jack Affleck/Vail ResortsVail Mountain's horseback tours wind through Game Creek Bowl

VAIL – Horseback tours from Eagle’s Nest on Vail Mountain begin Friday. The tours wind through Vail’s Game Creek Bowl. Summer sunset tours and rides to Game Creek Restaurant for dinner and Sunday brunch will begin June 24.

Besides the horseback tours, mountain bike enthusiasts will be able to ride the Lion Down, Hank’s Hideaway and Onza Alley trails used during the recent Teva Mountain Games. The trails are suitable for intermediate to advanced riders.

“We’ve been working hard to get Vail Mountain ready for summer and the bike trails on the lower portion are in great shape for riding up from the base areas,” said Julie Rust, director of Vail Ski Patrol, Yellow Jackets and Community Guest Services. “Bike hauls on the Eagle Bahn Gondola will not be available this weekend due to remaining snow on the upper mountain, but will be offered as soon as conditions permit.”

Besides horse and bike riding, on-mountain dining is now available at Talon’s Deck, and Adventure Ridge summer activities have started, including the rebound trampoline, climbing wall and pony rides. Disc golf on the mountain will be available when conditions permit.

Free activities at Adventure Ridge include a new slackline park, horseshoes, bocce ball and “Dino Dig” for the kids. For more information, call 970-754-4675.

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