September 1, 2003
The walk in Vail is a seasonal walk (May 1-September 30). You start at the concierge desk at the Sonnenlap Resort. Register; chose to walk for credit, award, or free; pick up your self-paced map; and off you go.
The tour takes you through the village and you see many of the restaurants and ski lift areas along the way. It winds you back the Gore Valley Trail along the creek and then takes you up Forrest Road past some unbelievably beautiful Vail homes. It then winds you back to the Vail Nature Center and the Betty Ford Alpine Garden before taking you back to Vail Village.
What a wonderful way to explore Vail and see sights that you might not otherwise see. I was new to Vail and this was a great way to explore. After the covered bridge, you could add stops for lunch or shopping because you are close enough to the end that it wouldn't interfere.
If you've never done a Volksmarch and/or you've never been to Vail, this is a great walking tour!
For more information see the Rocky Mountain Wanderers website: www.angelfire.com/co3/rmw
From journal August in Vail/Avon, Colorado