The Vista Nature Trail offers a self-guided interpretive hike, which is an easy one-mile loop and takes about one hour. The trail is located at the top of the gondola and is relatively flat, has picnic tables and is great for families.

  • Trailhead is located at the top of the gondola. To access the trail for summer 2019 hike up Thunderhead Trail.
  • Vista Nature Trail length - 0.86 mile loop
  • Bikes are not allowed on this trail
  • View Maps (mountain trails, base area map and more)
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about the trail

The first half of the trail is on a wide gravel path that is handicap accessible. Here you will find picnic tables along the side of the trail, as well as views of the upper mountain. The second half of the trail is a dirt, single track trail that leads you through groves of aspen trees that spit you out occasionally to take in the extraordinary view of the valley. You'll see signs along the trail indicating different species of animals that call the mountain their home. Keep your eyes peeled and you might catch a glimpse of them.

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