Sunset Hike on the West Vail Trail

Eagle Bahn Gondola 19, Vail

Quick hike to for the best place to take in the view of the legendary sunsets over The Rocky Mountains.

Starting in Lionshead, Vail, CO take the Gondola 19 up to the top of the mountain and head west straight out past Chair 26 and towards the Vail Mountain Wedding deck. Past the deck there will be a trail that you can follow out onto the edge of the mountain called the W Vail Trail. This trail will provide a route to a clearer view of the Rocky Mountains and is a great little hike for catching the sunset! Make sure to take your time with the hike as you are above 10,000 attitude!

Pack List

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Warm Clothes
  • Flashlight
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RT Distance 2 Miles
Elevation Gain 300 Feet
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Summer
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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Just curious to know that if I take my family on this hike, are there likely to be other people on the trail for the same reason (to see the sunset)? Thanks.


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