Welcome to East Vail, CO
A residential area in the backcountry with a unique local signature
The neighborhood of East Vail is located at the base of the Gore Mountain Range and is only an hour and a half from Denver, Colorado. As one of the area's earlier neighborhoods, East Vail is a well-established residential area with housing options ranging from vintage-style ski condos and townhomes reminiscent of the ‘70s and ‘80s to luxurious modern mountain homes and mansions.
East Vail is idyllic for those who love the natural surroundings and a peaceful residential setting. You’ll find beautiful modern cabin-style homes and plenty of gorgeous landscape to explore. East Vail's seductive and formidable backcountry terrain offers access to beautiful hikes so you can enjoy snowshoeing, legendary skiing, and even ice-climbing from your own backyard!
What to Love
- Legendary hiking trails
- Great bus system connecting to Vail
- Quiet residential area
- Open natural space and beauty
Simultaneously worlds apart yet right down the road from Vail, East Vail is the true Colorado experience for local residents. Known for its hiking trails leading into Glacier Lakes, well-maintained bike pathways to mountain summits, and the Vail Racquet Club
. The club is a hub for year-round adventures and offers a fitness center with yoga classes, a year-round heated lap pool, tennis courts, and a flagstone patio/BBQ area for group events.
Due to its wilderness setting, East Vail is a local’s dream. Despite its backcountry surroundings and private residences, East Vail is not without its conveniences. Sims’s Market is uniquely East Vail and provides residents with access to fresh food and everyday items without having to go into Vail. The world-class public transportation system that serves greater Vail also has an East Vail Bus System
, which allows residents access to all of the luxurious amenities in the area.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Start the day off with brunch (complete with cocktails and a diverse craft beer selection) at Grill on the Gore
, located in the Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse. Grill on the Gore boasts one of the most spectacular spring views of the mountain and serves up creative American comfort food. Another local favorite is the on-site Heirloom Restaurant & Bar at the Vail Racquet Club. Heirloom’s creative and casual American fare and upbeat sports bar atmosphere upstairs make it the perfect place to gather with friends and family. After filling up, head over to White River Sports
, East Vail’s source for fitness and casualwear with popular brands including Lole, Kuhl, Horny Toad, Prana, Billabong, Haiku, and Pistil.
Things to Do
East Vail offers endless wild bounties and is an outdoor adventurer’s dream. Just a stone’s throw from residential areas, you’ll find hiking trails such as Booth Creek Trail, Pitkin Creek Trail, Bighorn Creek Trail, Deluge Lake Trail, and Gore Creek Trail. Many of the hikes lead to beautiful waterfalls. On a crisp fall day, East Vail’s many well-maintained bike trails, including the famous Vail Pass bicycle trail
, offer a scenic workout. The bike trails, like the free Town of Vail bus service, follow the river leading into Vail Village and the beautiful Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Big Horn Park’s large playground and athletic fields are the perfect places to bring dogs or children and gather with neighbors over a cup of coffee, even in the winter.
While East Vail doesn’t have any schools directly in town, the valley provides access to many wonderful schools, pre-K through college.