Plan Your Visit
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PLAN YOUR VISIT

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First time at the Mountain Games or a veteran attendee, there’s always something new and exciting to see or do during your visit. With over 7,000 rooms to choose from, Vail’s spacious condominiums, luxurious hotels, modern hostels, and conveniently close camping areas will be able to meet even the most specific accommodation requirements. Bring your toys, and take a little extra time to enjoy some of the best living in the United States. Perhaps you’ll end up like some of us and never leave.

Face it, lodging is not for everyone. Lucky for you the Vail Valley offers numerous options for Camping and even Hostel accommodations. If you like to stay and play to the beat of your own drum then check out some recommendations below.

HOSTELS

THE BUNKHOUSE – MINTURN,CO

The Bunkhouse, a boutique hostel and suites, is a unique lodging experience for mountain enthusiasts who value affordability, and community. The Bunkhouse offers a warm, comfortable, clean, and hip atmosphere for travelers who spend money on cool adventures, not on expensive hotels.  Complimentary breakfast, coffee, and linens provided.

Rates are $49.99 for bunk, $59.99 for semi-private room per person. Use code “GoPro” for 10% off!

Visit
vailbunkhouse.com for more info!


CAMPING

Camping information is available at the Vail and Lionshead Information Booths 970-479-1394 and 970-479-1385.

The phone number for reservations at all reservable Forest Service campgrounds is 877-444-6777.

BLODGETT:

Elevation 8,900 feet

A small forested campground located at the mouth of Homestake Valley and 18.9 Miles from Vail Village, this is dispersed camping with no available facilities. Homestake Creek is within walking distance for fishing. There are several trailheads within close driving distance.

CAMP HALE:

Elevation 9,200 feet

Situated in a wide, flat valley surrounded by mountains, this campground is near the headwaters of the Eagle River and located 24 miles from Vail Village. The campground is sparsely timbered with lodgepole pine. There are opportunities for fishing, mountain bike riding, rock climbing and hiking. Group and individual sites in the campground can be reserved. More information.

GOLD PARK:

Elevation 9,300 feet

This forested campground is located in the Homestake Valley along Homestake Creek and is 25.5 miles from Vail Village. There are several trailheads near this campground. More information.

GORE CREEK:

Elevation 8,700 feet

Located in a forested canyon along Gore Creek, this campground is the most popular in the district because of its close proximity to Vail Village at only 6.7 miles away. Nearby there are several trails into the Eagle’s Nest Wilderness, and the Vail Pass – Ten Mile Canyon Recreation Trail is right at the entrance to the campground. More information.

HORNSILVER:

Elevation 8,800 feet

Right off Highway 24, between Minturn and Leadville 17.3 miles from Vail Village, this campground lies along Homestake Creek in a forested setting. More information.

LOST LAKE / PINEY RIVER RANCH:

Located on the north side of the town of Vail off Red Sandstone Road, this White River National Forest offers access to mountain biking trails and trout fishing in Lost Lake and Piney Lake. Camping is dispersed on the commute to Piney River Ranch and mileage is dependent upon chosen camping location.

SYLVAN LAKE STATE PARK:

Elevation 8,500 feet

Two separate campgrounds on this beautiful 115-acre park put visitors close to trout fishing and boating on a 40-acre lake. The park is located 16 miles south of Eagle on West Brush Creek Road and 35 miles from Vail Village. Cabins available. More information.


ANTLERS AT VAIL

Official Dog Friendly Lodge of the GoPro Mountain Games.

Make the Antlers at Vail your GoPro Mountain Games headquarters in a spacious condo with full kitchen, private balcony with grill, daily housekeeping, picturesque pool, complimentary WiFi, free parking and fantastic location footsteps from the free in-town shuttle and easy access to all Vail has to offer. Lots of free amenities and NO RESORT FEE!

25% off of stays 3 nights or longer. Pet-friendly condos go fast so book soon and make sure to mention you are bringing your furry family member. $25 per night per pet fee will apply.

Call 800-843-8245 and reference GoPro Mountain Games or book online at www.antlersvail.com using Promo Code: “GoPro” for special rates starting at just  $180.

The Antlers at Vail is a pet-friendly Hotel / Condominium in Vail and we gladly welcome well-trained, well-behaved pets in approximately 20% of our units. Due to the limited number of pet friendly rooms, please mention that you have a pet when you make your reservation and DO book early as these rooms fill quickly.

We do ask for those traveling with pets to follow these guidelines:

  • Take your pet with you when you are not in your room.
  • No barking please. Owners are, of course, responsible for any damage to the property.
  • Be considerate of other guests that do not have pets.
  • Walk your dog in designated areas and use supplied doggy pick-up bags.
  • If your pet has dirty paws, please request something suitable from the front desk to clean your pet.
  • It does take us a little longer to clean up after little paws and wayward fur, so we charge a little extra for pets ($25/night), just like we do for extra people.
  • We hope you and your pet’s stay at the Antlers is most enjoyable. We will gladly accommodate you in any way possible.

Pet lodging must be confirmed in advance directly with the hotel. Our pet policy will be reviewed and agreed upon during booking.


FREE parking is available during the summer in the Vail Village and Lionshead Parking Structures. Paid parking is available further east on S. Frontage Road at Ford Park. Free public bus transit to and from parking areas is also provided by the Town of Vail.

Please note that overnight parking is not permitted in the the Vail Parking Structures… we’re looking at you car campers.

Check out the HOSTELS & PLACES TO CAMP tab for other camping options.


RV Parking

RV parking is available south of the Lionshead parking garage entrance in the Charter Day Lot at 395 S. Frontage Road. Permits are free for a maximum of 3 days and must be visible in your windshield. Space is limited to first-come, first-served. Overflow parking is available on the North Frontage Road. in West Vail in front of the West Vail Fire Station. There is no “camping” within the Town of Vail in RVs.

For permits, please call 970-479-2445.


Dogs must be on a leash within the Town of Vail, in Vail Village, Lionshead Mall and on all bike paths. Also, please refrain from tethering your dog. It is unlawful in the Town of Vail and it is also unsafe for your pup to be left alone and unsupervised. Lastly, be a good neighbor and pick up after your dog – don’t make us call the “poolice” on you…


Public Restrooms are available in both the Vail Village and Lionshead Parking Structures, at Mountain Plaza, at the southern end of Wall Street in Vail Village, across from the Lionshead Ticket Office, and at Main Registration (Golden Peak Base Lodge).

If the summer sun is getting to you, check out the new shaded rest zone at Checkpoint Charlie near the International Bridge in Vail Village.


Plan Your Visit

VAIL, COLORADO

Vail visitors and residents share and value a lifestyle that combines one of the best alpine resorts in the world with a friendly, small-town feel. From hiking in the summer to skiing in the winter, there’s always something to do in Vail. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the 1,100 acres of open space; 350,000 surrounding acres of national forest, crowned by 5,289 skiable acres on one of the largest and best ski mountains in the world; 17 miles of recreation paths; countless special events, the highest botanical gardens in the world, and an award winning amphitheater.

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