Photo courtesy Jack Affleck

Horseback Riding

One of the best ways to see and experience the fall leaves and beautiful colorado wilderness is on horseback (where you can relax and let your horse do the walking). Horseback riding though the autumn meadows caters to groups of nearly all ages and abilities.

If you have hay allergies, remember to take you allergy medicine before you head up to the stables!


Off Road by Jeep or ATV, off-roading assures a bumpy good time that opens your senses to yet another side of the Rocky Mountains. If you’ve never ridden an ATV before; it’s one for the bucket list – and a simple task to learn. Guides will instruct you and then let you (safely) lose.

    • Discover the mystery of the most recently extinct volcano in Colorado through Sage Outdoor Adventures.
    • Nova Guides offers a rich perspective of mountain history, this time in the form of Camp Hale, where the 10th Mountain Army Division trained for divisive battles won in World War II.

4×4 Tours make exploring Beaver Creek’s mountainous terrain easy and exciting for all ages. Tours start at the Summer Adventure Center and highlight the natural beauty and history of the area.


Fall in the Vail Valley makes for the perfect weather to go camping and it’s a great way to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Colorado is a mecca for campers and the Vail Valley boasts these excellent locations:

In the Fall months, the day time temperatures remain warm, however the nighttime temps begin to drop and it can be quite chilly. Make sure to pack enough layers and a warm sleeping bag!

Activity Providers

Sure, Vail is world-renowned for its skiing and snowboarding, but the Vail Valley offers plenty beyond vast bowls of bluebird powder days and grippin' groomers. Whether you prefer your adventure water-drenched, iced, air-borne, cliff-side, cycled, motorized or snowy out mountain recreation covers it- and much, much more.

Restaurants and Bars

In the Vail Valley, eating isn't merely sustenance - it's an important part of the lifestyle. From fine dining hotspots to casual comforts, it's not hard to find great food. Colorado is known for their locals breweries, distilleries and even wineries. Come sample a taste of Colorado and even international spirit favorites.

Vail Valley Events

Ski terrain and wonderful snow put the Vail Valley on the map, but it's more than just a ski resort. The calendar is packed with events that are a big part of the Vail Valley's culture. From outdoor concerts at the Ford Amphitheater to bull riding at the rodeo, it's easy to stay busy.