There is so much to do in the summer months in the Vail Valley – and most of it will take you outdoors to play in the beautiful Rocky Mountains!
Insider Tip: Though the weather is warmer, Colorado summers bring varied weather conditions at higher elevation. Be sure to pack water, sunscreen, a raincoat and do not wear cotton. Wear clothing that can wick away moisture.
Grab a good pair of shoes and hit the trails! There is a hike for everyone and a range of options taking hikers through wildflower fields, under canopies of shimmering aspen tree leaves, and to the top of mountain peaks. Here are some to get you started:
Insider Tip: Remember that you are hiking at a higher elevation so be sure to pack plenty of food and water.
Winter or summer, spring or fall, this is one sport that spans them all. Paved trails along the Eagle River provide smooth pedaling for people of all ages and abilities, while dirt trails winding down mountainsides range from beginner to advanced (with or without chairlift access — your choice). Trails like Haymaker in Eagle are open to bikes year-round.
Rent bikes at such shops as Venture Sports, Base Mountain Sports, Charter Sports and Vail or Beaver Creek Sports.
Enjoy an hour, or more, taking in the Colorado Rocky Mountain scenery. Bearcat Stables offers horseback rides starting in June and going into the fall. These horseback rides at Bearcat Stables depart from the Bearden Homestead. The terrain is easily navigable for your excursion and can be enjoyed by people of nearly all ages and skill levels. Each ride is limited to eight guests to ensure a quality horseback ride experience. Love horseback riding? Try a 4-day adventure from Vail to Aspen, or an all day camp for the kids.
Vail Mountain has built the ultimate play adventure area at Eagle’s Nest. The summer months bring Epic Discovery, which includes zip lines, alpine coaster, bungee trampolines and several ropes courses.
See the summer adventurer’s page for more ideas.
Vail Welcome Center: Located on the top deck (level 4) of the Vail Village parking garage and in the new Welcome Center on the lower level at the southwest corner of the Lionshead parking garage, the welcome centers have numerous publications, maps and information on Vail.
Beaver Creek Guest Services: Whether you’re seeking hours of operation, Dial-a-Ride Transportation, activity information or general recommendations, BC Guest Services is here to make your vacation as seamless as possible.
Insider Tip: If you are looking for deals, we know where to find them. Grab the local newspaper, the Vail Daily, as soon as you arrive in the valley. It will have all the local specials running during your vacation and range from spas to restaurants and activities.
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