Experience the Vail Valley!
Both Vail and Beaver Creek are top Colorado vacation destinations a short drive west of Denver. Searching for a true mountain experience, family fun or all the luxury of two world-class resort towns? Let us help you plan a vacation to Vail or Beaver Creek, Colorado today!
Reasons to Visit the Vail Valley
The Vail Valley offers endless adventure sports, events and festivals, and luxury accommodations all with a stunning backdrop of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Learn more about all the fun things to do throughout the Vail Valley and begin planning your Colorado mountain getaway today!
How Close are Vail & Beaver Creek?
It’s important to understand that although very close to each other, Vail and Beaver Creek are two separate resort towns, each with their own ski terrain, conveniences, and appeal.
Be sure to check out our area map for a better understanding of their proximity to each other and the entire Vail Valley area.
Map of the Vail Valley
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When is the Best Season to Visit the Vail Valley?
Truthfully there isn’t a best season, all four are beautiful and fun-filled throughout the Vail Valley. Checkout popular activities and events for each season- and many that last year-round! During the winter, visitors come for world-class skiing, snowboarding, fat biking, cross-country skiing, sledding, sleighing, tubing, skating, snow shoeing, and more. Summertime brings nature-lovers from all over for hiking, mountain biking, golfing, fishing, kayaking, rock climbing and so much more!
Other Frequently Asked Questions About the Vail Valley
There is a lot to think about as you plan a trip anywhere and sometimes the mountain trips can be tricky at least in terms of transportation. Find road resources, travel information and more below to help you prepare for your trip to Colorado.
Road conditions along I-70 can change quickly & can be dangerous at certain times. Be sure to check Vail Valley road conditions on COtrip.org before driving to the area.
The Vail Valley is a mecca for outdoor adventure. During the winter, people come for skiing, snowboarding, fat biking, cross-country skiing, sledding, sleighing, tubing, skating, snowshoeing, and more. Summertime brings nature-lovers from all over for hiking, mountain biking, golfing, fishing, kayaking, rock climbing and more.
The Vail Valley is about 45 miles West of the continental divide, just past Summit County and Copper Mountain, about 2.5 hours from Denver. It stretches all the way from Vail Pass to Eagle and Gypsum, also known as Down Valley.
Beaver Creek Resort is roughly 12 miles from Vail, less than 20 minutes away!
The “Vail Valley” consists mainly of Vail, Eagle-Vail, Beaver Creek, Avon, Minturn, and Edwards. Eagle and Gypsum make up the last portion, frequently referred to as “Down Valley”.
The Vail Valley is home to some of the best restaurants in the state. Be sure to check out Rob’s Top Picks for Restaurants in the Vail Valley to discover your new favorite today!