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Summer in Vail

Summer Activities in Vail

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.

Vail Activities:

  • 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.

  • Horseback Rides: 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.

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