The Eagle area offers miles of trails. These trails offer a variety of opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and in the wintertime, cross-country skiing. While most of these are backcountry trails, the Glenwood Canyon Trail is a paved recreation path, ideal for biking, in-line skating or walking through scenic Glenwood Canyon.
The Forest Service, the BLM, and Sylvan Lake State Park all administer area campgrounds with varying levels of service. Backcountry and dispersed camping opportunities also exist in the Eagle area. Be sure to follow the backcountry and dispersed camping regulations, and 'Leave No Trace' principles to ensure the next visitor an equal experience.
Several scenic drives in the area include the Eagle-Thomasville Road, the Coffee Pot Road, and I-70 through Glenwood Canyon. Deep Creek Overlook, just off the Coffee Pot Road, offers a spectacular view of Deep Creek Canyon. Both the Coffee Pot Road and the Eagle-Thomasville Road are gravel roads which are not maintained in the winter.
Popular winter recreation activities include cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The Tenth Mountain Hut System cuts across the southern end of the area and provides a hut-to-hut trail system for cross-country skiing. Great snowmobiling exists in many of the non-wilderness portions of the area.