Sunset Hike on the West Vail Trail

Colorado Eagle Bahn Gondola 19, Vail

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!

Pack List

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Warm Clothes
  • Flashlight
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Activities:

Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Summer

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

2 Miles

Elev. Gain:

300 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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7 months ago

Is this a popular activity?

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.

7 months ago

Added by Lucas Pols

Photographer with a passion for culture, travel, and exposing those who do good in the world LucasJPolsPhotography.com

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