Vail Pass recreation fees begin Friday |

Vail Pass recreation fees begin Friday

VAIL, Colorado – Recreation fees will be charged on Vail Pass starting Friday.

The Vail Pass Winter Recreation Fee Area encompasses over 50,000 acres and extends from Copper Mountain on the east, Vail Mountain on the West, Camp Hale on the south, and the I-70 corridor on the north. Due to the minimal early season snowpack, the Forest Service would like to remind users that all snowmobile travel must take place on designated forest roads. –

All travel away from designated forest roads, including the Wilder Gulch Trail and the Fowler Hilliard Loop, will be restricted until six inches or more of compacted snow conditions exist. All snowmobiles operating on National Forest Lands will be expected to display current Colorado State registration. –

The fees are $6 per person per day; children 15 and under are free. Passes are available at all trailheads. Season Passes are $40 and are available at the Vail Pass Information Booth, and at the Dillon and Holy Cross Ranger District offices. For more information, please contact the Dillon or Holy Cross Ranger District office.

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