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The 5 Best Things About Late Summer in Vail

Looking for a summer getaway? Vail is your ultimate late summer destination. With the great snow year, the valley is still experiencing an incredibly beautiful summer. Check out our top 5 reasons why August is the perfect time to enjoy a vacation in Vail.

1. A Real Alpine Town Experience

Wanting to come to Vail but worried about crowds? Have no fear! School is back in session in August, which mean you can enjoy all the things you love about summer in Vail — all to yourself.

2. Open Biking and Hiking Trails

The two best on-mountain activities are in full swing. All Vail Mountain hiking trails are open. Bring your camera, the scenery is amazing! Over 18 mountain biking trails are open and easily accessible via the Eagle-Bahn Gondola, only 75 yards from Montaneros in Vail

3. Fishing Trips

Great fishing continues in August. Anglers will need to alter some strategies and late summer fishing is best earlier in the morning. Wear your waders - the rivers' speeds have slowed, allowing for more wade fishing trips

4. Ideal Weather

August weather is very visitor friendly. Vacationers will love the 70 degree, sunny days, a perfect balance between cooler fall weather and warmer July temperatures. This amazing late summer weather allows guests to take full advantage of all the best Vail outdoor summer activities. 

5. Events and Festivals

Thought summer events in Vail were finished? Think again! Some of Vail's best programming takes place in August including: Hot Summer Nights Concerts SeriesFriday Afternoon ClubMountain Top YogaVail Kids Adventure GamesVail Dance FestivalVail Film FestivalVail Jazz FestivalBerry Creek Crash bike raceVail Pickleball Open, and Gourmet on the Gore.

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