The 11 ¼ mile network of multi-use trails known as the West Avon Preserve is now open just west of Vail. Twisting through the parcel between the Singletree and Wildridge neighborhoods, the trails range in degrees of difficulty from easy to strenuous. Residents and visitors can enjoy peaceful hikes and exhilarating mountain bike rides; horseback riding is also allowed on this large, mid-valley hillside property that borders National Forest land.
Jeff Cricco is another well known photographer in the valley. An avid mountain biker and backcountry skier, he's active all season long and is constantly capturing images that give his followers a glimpse of what it's like in the Vail Valley at that moment. This picture, taken on Thursday, Oct. 8, pretty much says it all in terms of reaching the height of recreation in Vail right now. Great shot Jeff!