Visit Vail Valley

The Vail Valley, home to Vail & Beaver Creek, is among the finest vacation destinations in the world. With world renowned skiing, special events and accommodations, the Vail Valley is home to diverse towns providing luxurious accommodations, friendly neighborhoods and breath-taking mountain views. The Vail Valley is easily accessible via the Vail/Eagle County Regional Airport or Denver International Airport.

History
The Ute Indians claimed Eagle County for summer hunting and fishing grounds long before Europeans explored the area. The first reliable account of European presence in the Eagle River Valley was in 1840 when Kit Carson guided the Fremont party through the region. Fortune hunters and settlers scoured the state, striking lead carbonate ore in Leadville in 1874.

Originally a sparsely populated ranching community, the Vail Valley was the training ground during World War II for the 10th Mountain Division in 1962, two veterans founded Vail Mountain. Beaver Creek was later founded in the late 1970's. Today, Vail & Beaver Creek resorts have become internationally famous for their world-class skiing and world-class special events.



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Our favorite day on our two-week Colorado trip was a day spent biking around Vail and the surrounding towns. ... We picked up some sandwiches and took our lunch to the beautiful park in Vail Village. We wheeled our way through the extravagant neighborhoods and shopping villages.

-klasher - San Marcos, US

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