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Parks & nature in Eagle County

Park
“Such a great place nearby, go in to the visitors center and ask for kids' activity backpack .”
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Garden
“Beautiful Arboretum. Highest altitude for any arboretum It is stunning..do not miss if here in summer. Wonderful park too. ”
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Trail
“Pretty hike right off the freeway in Vail just a little before the town, goes along a creek, up up and up! ”
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Ski Area
“Dont miss adventure ridge in Vail if you have kids. Great for family tubing hill, kids snowmobiling on a closed course, zip lines, ropes courses, restaurants, fun!!! ”
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Trail
“Walk out the door and into the National Forest. There is trail access just across the street and around the corner.”
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School
“Great place with multiple locations including one on top of Vail mountain. Perfect for the non-skier during winter and avid hiker and naturalist during summer. www.walkingmountains.org to see all their current programs, most of which are free!”
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Ski Area
“If you're skiing and have a car, drive into Arrowhead, park and take the lift to work your way to Bachelor Gulch and Beaver Creek. It's a great starting point, and not very crowded, but get there early! Also a great place for a hike.”
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Park
“ Nottingham Park has a beach, disc golf course, boat/SUP rentals, an amphitheater, grills and sand volleyball courts.”
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Park
“The 'piece de resistance' of Avon. Beaver Creek has the mountain, but Avon has the park. Beautiful layout, amazing views, and activities to spare. It is best enjoyed during warm weather, but still has its charm during winter.”
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Pool
“Great town pool with slides for the kids, a good spot to pack lunch and hang for the day”
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Dog Run
“A nice stroll from here, about five minutes takes you through neighborhoods to a wide open field and playground for little kids. The town pool is located here and open during summer . Families love to throw the frisbee or kick a ball around with gorgeous views of Mt Sopris and the surrounding hillsides.”
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Park
“Playgrounds, hiking trail, dog park, volleyball courts, amphitheater, soccer fields - a great place to take a hike, ride a bike, play with kids and dogs!”
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Park
“This is a steep trail that packs a punch for a quick workout in nature without too many other hikers around. It takes 1 1/2 hrs to get to the top pullout to the left where there are beautiful views of the valley but if you want a longer hike/trailrun, it keeps going and flattens out to take you all the way to Aspen. ”
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Campground
“Old School ski resort. Super affordable and best spot around for beginners. First EVER snowboard comp was held there. ”
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Mountain
“If you want a break from skiing or snowboarding, rent some snow shoes and hike around the park. Access for lift passes and snow shoes are at the Nordic Center in Beaver Creek Village.”
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