This area has spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and is a great place to recreate in the winter. Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area is open to motorized and non-motorized uses and requires that you purchase a day or season pass to enter the area. It is open from approximately November through May, snow conditions permitting. There are fee stations at all of the trailheads where you can purchase day or season passes. You can also purchase season passes at the Dillon Ranger District office. Maps are available at these locations and show users which routes are open to motorized and non-motorized travel. There are some groomed routes in this area.
* For the Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area map and more information about the Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area, click here.
* For current winter trail conditions at Vail Pass, check out the snowmobilecolo.comwebsite (and click on the snowflake at Vail Pass).