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See the Solar Eclipse Viewing from Vail and Beaver Creek

Posted by Polina LaConte on Aug 11, 2017 12:48:32 PM

For the first time in 26 years, a solar eclipse will pass over Vail and Beaver Creek on August 21, 2017. According to Eclipse2017.org, Vail will see 92% of the solar eclipse from 10:21 AM to 1:11 PM, creating a once in a lifetime adventure in the mountains. The solar eclipse is the first total eclipse visible only in the USA since 1776.20170316_BC_Sun Burst Flare_Trees_1_JonResnick.jpg

Solar Eclipse Guided Hike & Lodging Package at Vail Mountain
Start the day with a gondola ride to Eagle’s Nest, located at over 10,000 feet. Guests will then depart for a guided hike amongst vibrant wildflowers to a prime viewing spot to witness this rare astronomical event. As the solar eclipse passes over Vail, relax and learn about one of nature’s most remarkable sights from your expert guide. C
all the Vail Information Center at (970) 429-5044 or The Lodge at Vail Reservations at 844-661-4233 to make a reservation, inquire about rooms, or learn more about this offer.

Solar Eclipse Expedition on Beaver Creek Mountain
At peak eclipse time at Beaver Creek, spectators will witness spectacular views of this unusual occurrence on top of mountain on one of our viewing decks at over 9,000 feet. The tour begins at 9 a.m. at the White Carpet Club in the heart of Beaver Creek Village for coffee and pastries. Depart the White Carpet Club at 9:30 a.m. via 4x4 adventure tour or guided hike. Sit back and enjoy the company of an experienced guide and beautiful scenery from Margie’s Deck on the mountain. At 11 a.m., the tour will arrive at the viewing deck to enjoy the solar eclipse and picnic lunch. 
Following the historic eclipse event, guests return to the village via 4x4 ride. Guests will receive special solar eclipse viewing glasses and a picnic blanket.

Price for this experience is $175 per person and reservations can be made by calling the White Carpet Club at 970-754-6653 or the Summer Adventure Center at 970-754-4636. Limited seating available.

Topics: Vail, Family, hike

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