Horseback Riding

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 though green meadows caters to groups of nearly all ages and abilities.

Beaver Creek Stables, Piney River Ranch, Sage Outdoor Adventures, 4 Eagle Ranchand Triple G Outfitters are all great options for tours!


Camping is 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:

Cabin Options:

Even though the daytime temperatures remain quite hot, the nighttime temperatures are known to drop and it can be quite chilly. Make sure to pack enough layers and a warm sleeping bag!

Visit the White River National Forest office in Minturn for camping information. The ranger station is located just south of I-70 at the 171 exit for Minturn. Make sure to check out the fire restrictions!


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. The land is open and abundant with 360 views of the most beautiful scenery of the Eagle River Valley, and the Sawatch and Gore Mountain Ranges.
  • 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.

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.