East Vail is in the narrowest part of the Vail Valley. Surrounded on both sides by the tall pines of the White River National Forest this area is a fabulous destination for both hiking and snowshoeing. Waterfalls and tributaries slice through the neighborhood as they rush into the Gore Creek. East Vail features a large park with playground, lake and off-leash dog privileges. East Vail is accessed by one road and a recreation path and has absolutely no thru traffic. Commercial space is limited to a small grocery store, liquor store, property management, one full-service restaurant and a small campground.