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    Vail in August

    I'm headed out to Vail for a wedding in late August and plan on arriving early to do some riding and/or kayaking. I know August is pretty far off but I want to plan this right. What are the local trails like and where should I rent a bike? Any other "don't miss" experiences I should look into? Thanks for any advice.

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    Minturn Trail! A few miles from Vail, but well worth it. It has an excellent single track decent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob
    I'm headed out to Vail for a wedding in late August and plan on arriving early to do some riding and/or kayaking. I know August is pretty far off but I want to plan this right. What are the local trails like and where should I rent a bike? Any other "don't miss" experiences I should look into? Thanks for any advice.

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    Here's some pictures from a trip i took in late June last year. the aspen picture is son of middle creek - a great downhill after a gentle dirt road climb. might be a great ride if you're worried about the altitude.

    Latitude 40 makes a great vail area map - i highly recommend it.

    I know nothing about kayacking.

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    The Vail area trails are great. I would recommend spending a day at the resort. You can buy a lift ticket to take you and your bike to the top and just bomb downhill all day. I would also try the World Cup trail that they have at the resort. It's been an actual course used in a mtb world cup race. The world championships were just there in 2001. The world cup trail consists of three loops: Lionshead, Vail Village and Golden Peak. It's cool to be able to say that you've ridden on a world championship course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    Here's some pictures from a trip i took in late June last year. the aspen picture is son of middle creek - a great downhill after a gentle dirt road climb. might be a great ride if you're worried about the altitude.

    Latitude 40 makes a great vail area map - i highly recommend it.

    I know nothing about kayacking.

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    As for a place to ride/ rent a bike. My buddy Jack runs Charter Sports in Vail. They rent bikes and also have shuttles that run for mtb riders. Come and enjoy Colorado.
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