The secret is out that the Vail Valley summer’s are truly remarkable and full of fun. Kids and their parents can explore Colorado’s natural beauty, take a joy ride on one of the many rivers and lakes, and play at Adventure Ridge on Vail Mountain. The days are long with plenty to do and a lot to see.
There are several summer camp options for kids, even if it’s for just a day. There are options for the more adventurous with zip lining and white water rafting. For the more curious minds, send young scientists for a day learning about nature and science. Summer is a magical time filled with countless activities you’ll want to experience.
Vail Mountain’s Epic Discovery
Vail’s Epic Discovery is an adventure park at the top of Lionshead Gondola. This is an adventure HQ with activities for adults & kids of all ages such as a mountain coaster, summer tubing, zip lining, ropes course, bungee trampoline, climbing wall and so much more! Epic Discovery is only open Friday-Sunday during the month of September due to the gondola’s fall schedule.
Beaver Creek Mountain
Let alpine activities at Beaver Creek allow you explore your sense of adventure. From horseback rides to hiking our trails and experiencing 4×4 Mountain Tours, discover all the ways you can experience family moments together. From our Wine Excursions to Beano’s Cabin to Kids’ Day Camp and the Summer Adventure Center, there’s plenty to explore that ensures every detail is taken care of for you.
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is a unique attraction that has thrill rides, cave tours, laser tag and so much more. Bring out your inner scientist as you study stunning caverns and formations in Colorado’s largest show cave. Or, bring out your wild side as you fly down the mountain on Colorado’s first alpine coaster. Whatever your family enjoys, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is sure to please everyone. Buy your tickets today as there is limited capacity to allow for social distancing and reservations are required.
The zip line course at Zip Adventures are the first and the best ground-to ground zip lines in the country. Our zip line courses will get you pumpin’ – the farther you go, the higher the exhilaration! 6 unique zip lines give you a graduating progression of excitement and adventure, as well as a stunning view of our beautiful Colorado landscape.
Outdoor Public Swimming Pools:
Indoor Public Swimming Pools
Sage Outdoor Adventures Rafting
One of the most wonderful joy rides to do with the family is floating down the river with a friendly tour guide. Sage Outdoor Adventures is here to facilitate you creating memories, you connecting with family and friends, and most of all, you just plain having fun.
Take a mellow float trip down the Colorado River with Turtle Tubing out of Dotsero. The trips are open to adults and to kids 2 and older and are ideal for people looking for a relaxing and scenic day on the water. Guests can also book the Turtle Bus for transportation needs within the Vail Valley.
Lakes & Water Parks
If you are ready to navigate the water yourself, rent a SUP (stand up paddle board), kayak or canoe. Beginners may want to get their sea legs on the stiller, gentler yet lovely Piney Lake in Vail, Nottingham Lake in Avon, or Sylvan Lake in Eagle. Once you feel comfortable kayaking and SUPing on the lake, ask a rental agency where the best stretch of river is for you based on your capabilities.
Check out the summer camps where the kids will be excited to go back every day:
White water rafting and zip-lining isn’t for everyone! There are plenty of camps for the more curious minds that explore science and nature.
One of the best ways to see and experience the Colorado wilderness is on horseback (where you can relax and let your horse do the walking). Horseback riding through green meadows caters to groups of nearly all ages and abilities. You can even
Enjoy a scenic hike with gourmet tastings for a great cause!
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