Hiking in Vail goes hand in hand with caring for our pristine natural environment. Here’s how you can do your part!
STAY ON TRAIL
No shortcuts - going off trail compromises trail construction, kills the vegetation, increases soil erosion and may result in reduced water quality.
PACK OUT TRASH
Stash it until you can trash it - anything you bring with you, you must pack back out! Trash can hurt wildlife and contaminate water ways.
DOG DO’S AND DON’TS
Do pick up the doo – pack out all dog poop. Don’t let dogs off leash – this is to protect them from wildlife and wildlife from them.
Give them space - observe wildlife from a distance and do not follow or approach them. Never feed animals as it can alter their behavior.
Take the trail less traveled - there are over a hundred miles of hiking trails in the Vail area! Use the trail guide to discover area trails and whenever possible ride a bike or take a FREE Town of Vail bus to the trailhead.