Summer in the Valley

Vail Valley summers are stunning, so it’s no wonder that locals try to get outside as often as possible. Whether you enjoy outdoor activities like mountain biking, fly fishing, and hiking, or you prefer world-class events and shopping, the Vail Valley has something for everyone. Click the traveler types above to see what locals suggest for a perfect vacation in the mountains during the summer.

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Plan ahead and view business impact for Colorado Classic Bike Race: Aug. 16-17

  Some of the best men and women’s pro bicycle racers in the world converge on Vail for the first two stages of the 2018 Colorado Classic on August 16 and 17. The UCI-sanctioned 2.HC race will challenge riders with a thrilling circuit through town and time trial up Vail pass. Fans can also enjoy a companion music and cycling festival in town. The event moves to Denver August 18-19 for the final two stages. Seeking Volunteers for...
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Denver Post names Minturn Saloon as one of Colorado’s 10 most Iconic & Historic Restaurants

The Denver Post says, “We can call them old, we can call them restaurants of a certain age, but no matter the semantics, these are spots that have stood the test of time.” The Denver Post gave this honor to just 10 restaurants with only three located outside of Denver.  The iconic restaurant in the Vail area named to the list is the Minturn Saloon. Saloon co-owner, Andy Kaufman, was truly honored that the Minturn Saloon was named to...
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Edwards Ranked #1 for Most Vibrant Arts Community in America for small communities

Edwards, CO is rated #1 by SMU's National Center for Arts Research as the Most Vibrant Arts Community in America for micropolitan areas (less than 100,000 population). This acknowledgement was given based on a number of factors. The Vail Valley, Edwards, CO, offers a diversity of cultural and educational activities suited for both locals and guests. Although best known for outdoor recreation, the cultural scene is well developed, and...
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