Sunset Hike on the West Vail Trail

2 miles 300 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Lucas Pols

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!

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