Vail, CO

Vail Mountain Trail Running

Vail trails aren’t only for skiing — the main mountain has numerous trails open for summer use, and that means miles of great trail running. We’ve included a map of Vail’s summer trails. Your best bet is to hop on one of the chairs (not cheap!) to get to one of the trails. Some good options:

Easier Bike Trails: Village Trail, Gitalong Road, Lucy’s Loop, Cub’s Way. Not too steep or technical.

Kinnikinnick and Sunlight trails, on the high east side of the mountain. To access the route, take the summer chairlift up to The 10th/Mid-Vail landing. Start on the Kinnikinnick trail and ascend 1.4 miles up to the ridgeline where it meets the slightly more challenging Sunlight trail. The Sunlight trail winds east up the ridge to the Buffalo’s landing, which has great views at 11,250 feet. Descend the same way you came for a round trip of 4.4 miles.

Vail Mountain Summer Trail Map
Essentials
  • 4.4 miles
  • 1,031 feet for Kinnikinnick and Sunlight trails
  • Vail Village. Then chairlift access.
  • Vail Village/Lionshead Bus