Vail is the ultimate mountain playground - and not just in winter. Summer activities in Vail offer fun and adventure for adults and children alike. From golfing to whitewater rafting, summer is one of the best times to enjoy Vail.
Your Colorado summer vacation begins with Destination Resorts Vail.
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens: Explore the beautifully manicured alpine gardens located in Ford Park and a beautiful location for wedding ceremonies.
Mountain Biking: Mountain biking has become one of Vail's most popular summer outdoor activities. You can rent a variety of bike types in Lionshead Village.
Hiking/Walking: Whether you’re an experienced hiker ready to take on one of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks or just looking to take a leisurely stroll along the Gore Creek, the Vail Valley offers endless hiking options with unprecedented views and breathtaking sights.
Bearcat Stables: Specializing in guided horseback trail rides in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
Fishing: The Vail Valley is packed with exceptional locations for fly fishing. Our seasoned local outfitters can put you on the water where all the action is, with everything you need to land that trophy high country trout.
Whitewater Rafting: Whether rafting on the famous Arkansas, the nearby Eagle or the popular Shoshone stretch of the Colorado River, you'll experience a rush of adrenaline, a splash or two of clean Rocky Mountain river water, and witness the breathtaking majesty of the Colorado Rocky Mountains from a totally different perspective.
Golf: The Vail Valley is renowned for its 13 unique and intriguing mountain courses.
Adventure Ridge: Located at the top of Vail Mountain and Lionshead Gondola at Eagle’s Nest. Adventure Ridge is the ultimate high-elevation playground. Offering fun-filled activities for all ages, including Friday Afternoon Club, zip line, adventure courses, tubing, forest flyer, and much more.
Vail Segway: Get a tour of the best of Vail with Vail Segway. Perfect for teens, adults, families and team building events.
Vines at Vail:Centrally located in the heart of Vail Valley in the charming mountain town of Wolcott, Colorado, Vines at Vail Winery is located at 4 Eagle Ranch, just 25 minutes from the Town of Vail, 20 minutes from Beaver Creek Village, and 20 minutes from the Eagle-Vail Airport.
Blue Starlite Cinema:Located in the Hotel Talisa is the new Blue Starlite Cinema. Watch movies, socialize, dine and dance at the Blue Starlite Dine-in Movie Theater and Cinema Supper Club located in Cascade Village.
Vail Valley Food Tours: Vail's premier guided food tours and tasting experience. Taste the best local restaurants before you make dinner reservations! Offering many tours such as Walking Food, Craft Brew, Suds, Spirits & Smokes, and Bikes & Bites Tours.
Glenwood Caverns:Located about an hour west of Vail, Colorado is the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Bursting with fun and adventure, the Adventure Park sits on top of the Roaring Fork Valley and surrounding mountains. During the summer months fly through the air out over scenic Glenwood Canyon.
Iron Mountain Hot Springs: Located in Glenwood Springs is the beautiful Iron Mountain Hot Springs, catering to all who appreciate relaxing with a warm soak surrounded by mountain views. Offering 16 natural mineral hot springs soaking pools and a freshwater family pool with a jetted spa. All are located alongside the Colorado River with Rocky Mountain views that soothe and inspire.
Vail Summer Attractions:
1. Vail Clubhouse
The Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse is a spectacular new community place to gather with old friends and create new ones in Vail.
2. Vail Pirate Ship Park
Situated in Vail Village, this three deck level park equipped with climbing nets, slides and a plank is sure to have keep your kids busy and worn out.
3. Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Take a stroll and breathe in the freshness of flowers at the world’s highest botanical garden, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.
4. Vail Farmer's Market
Located along East Meadow Drive in Vail Village is Vail’s Farmers Market. Every Sunday throughout the summer months enjoy strolling down East Meadow Drive while tasting treats from Colorado.
5. Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Boasting cultural events and wonderful orchestral events to headline concerts throughout the summer season.
6. Vail Village
Located a mile from Lionshead Village and home to shops, dining, and more nightlife options.
7. Sunbird Park Playground
Located just east of Landmark Condominiums in Lionshead Village is the Lionshead Park with an interactive water feature, a climbing wall and artistic play structures.
8. Eagle Bahn Gondola
Access in the summer for mountain biking and hiking and Adventure Ridge, Vail’s mountaintop adventure center.