In summer and fall, Vail bursts with natural beauty and a vibrant festival scene that beckons you outdoors. Venture out boldly. Whether you hold on and navigate your way down a splashing river, dance carefree at a music festival, hit the hiking trails for some bird watching, or take in the aspen leaves changing on a bike ride, make Vail yours.
Set out to hike some of the most scenic hiking trails in Colorado. Trails in East Vail, West Vail and on Vail Mountain will take you along meandering streams, cascading waterfalls, and through Aspen forests leading you to breathtaking views that will instantly inspire and humble.
Home to a multitude of sports, cultural, and culinary events like the GoPro Mountain Games, the Vail Dance Festival, Bravo! Music Festival, Vail Jazz Festival, free Hot Summer Nights concert series, and Taste of Vail, this mountain town always hosts up an impressive lineup of summer programming that will keep kids and kids at heart content and entertained.
Get ready to get wet on a heart-pumping rafting trip down river. Boasting some of Colorado’s biggest whitewater at higher flows, there are several rivers that outfitters will take you on in your pursuit of adrenaline. Regardless of which river, the excitement and views are truly epic.
Cast your rod against the spectacular backdrop of the Rockies, and you too will agree that the fish biting is just a bonus. With more than 500 miles of river through Colorado’s Vail Valley and many high-country streams and secluded lakes, there is an abundance of catfish, bass, and trout in these waters.
Put the ski slopes to good use and ride one of the many single- and double-track trails Mother Nature reveals after the snow melts. Offering up adventure, challenge, and exercise, you can either pedal up the mountain or strap in your bike and hop on the Eagle Bahn or Gondola One to access the diverse trails on mountain that will lead you to some of the most awe-inspiring vistas you’ll see in your lifetime.
Zip, jump, climb, or cruise your way through this epic course that will challenge you physically and have you laughing (or maybe screaming) the whole way. Packed with adventure courses, zipline, a mountain coaster, bungee trampoline and more, the thrills will not end – unless it's nap time.