Eagle County

Tucked between the remote Eagles Nest Wilderness to the north and the Holy Cross Wilderness to the west, Vail is a universe unto itself. Famous for its massive, stylish ski resort, this is the place where many come to indulge in their deepest, darkest, powder-filled fantasies. Your pockets don't have to be flush with cash to enjoy the dramatic scenery, however; the surrounding wilderness areas are truly magnificent and a great place to find inspiration, free of charge.