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Owned by the Town of Vail, the 5.39 acre Ptarmigan Road property is located just east of Vail Village. Surrounded on three sides by Forest Service lands, it is covered almost entirely with aspen and spruce-fir forest. The popular Vail Hiking Trail cuts through the southeast corner.

A consortium of neighbors, lead by Roy and Paula May, donated the funds necessary to protect the land with a conservation easement, which was placed on it in January 2000. As a result of their interest and support, the property’s scenic and natural qualities are protected forever and the popular hiking trail will remain open to the public.

Things to do here:

Before you go:

Species you may see:

Black Bear
Mountain Lion
Mule Deer

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Conservation Easement Signed:

Sustaining Council Level Underwriter:

Lands Protected:
5.39 acres

Conservation Values:
Scenic Open Space, Wildilfe Habitat

Public Access:
Access Year-round

Town of Vail

Click here to get an interactive look at our conserved land portfolio.