Staying Active while staying the BUNKHOUSE:
There are so many amazing activities to do in the Vail Valley while you are staying at The Bunkhouse. Though many are an added cost for which you don’t always budget; nevertheless, hiking takes the least of your budget and is one of the best ways to enjoy the terrain and vistas of the Rock Mountains.
Take the afternoon for some quiet time and go for a leisurely hike to Uneva Peak. A moderately difficult hike, it takes about three hours round trip. The hike starts at the bottom of Vail Pass on Interstate 70, and reaches an elevation around 12,500 feet. You’ll hike through a pine forest and beautiful alpine meadows. The top of Uneva Peak is the most beautiful view of the backcountry of Colorado, and is a guaranteed reward for the hard work and exercise.
Runs (of course) along Gore Creek for the first 4 miles. At mile 4, the trail forks and goes over Red Buffalo Pass to Summit County, or you can turn left to Gore Lake. The trail winds through meadows and aspen groves which change to conifer stands as the elevation increases. INFORMATION
Runs along Booth Creek the first two miles to Booth Falls. End it here or keep going another 4 miles to Booth Lake. Climb approximately 3,000+ feet. INFORMATION
Since you have are saving money spending your nights in a hostel instead of an expensive hotel, this leaves you with extra buying power when it comes to activities. There are countless things to enjoy and do in the high country.
Down the road from the Bunkhouse in Wolcott you can go ziplining at Zip Adventures! Only a 15 minute drive from Vail, Zip Adventures has by far the best ziplines in the Vail Valley, and perhaps Colorado. All six lines vary in length and speed on this ground-to-ground course (no climbing a three story tower for me). People of all ages can have a safe yet exciting adventure. The Zip Adventures staff is awesome, and often give ice pops during the tour. Cracking jokes and sharing facts and cool information about the canyon, the staff and the Zip Adventures experience cannot be beat. From a six-year-old to a seventy-year-old dad, everyone can have a great day.
Lakota Guides is the best outfitter in the Vail Valley, with top-notch equipment and the best guides. Ours was Nathanial of MTV’s “Real World” fame. Not bad on the eyes either. READ MORE
Want something inside for a bit, take the free Bunkhouse shuttle bus to Vail Village and start with drinks at Bol, Vail’s modern and very hip bowling alley/restaurant. This will put the finishing touch on any great day.
Only 25 miles west of Vail is the local’s town of Eagle, CO where the award-winning Back Bowl Family Entertainment Center in Eagle, Colorado is a complete entertainment facility offering twenty state-of-the-art, computerized bowling lanes, a full-service restaurant – The Bowlmor Café & Sports Lounge – and the area’s largest game arcade. Live Music and Comedy Night are regular events.
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