Posted on 12 Apr 2022

Top 5 Summer Activities in the Vail Valley

Winter is why we came but summer is why we stayed. Green grass, wildflowers, perfect weather, outdoor fun - let us show you our top 5 summer activities in Vail and Beaver Creek. 

Top 5 Summer Activities in Vail and Beaver Creek

1. Biking/Cycling

The minute the snow melts, Vail and Beaver Creek turn into a biking mecca for road and mountain bikers alike. Take advantage of the ever-expanding network of singletrack trails and the miles of quiet paved county road in summer.

The Gore Valley Trail is part of the Eagle County Core Trail system. The 12-mile route is a combination of attached bike lanes, detached trails, and residential streets and winds through open space, parks, and recreation facilities, as well as Vail's core village areas. Gravel biking has become popular with locals and visitors alike with miles of dirt and hard-packed gravel roads to explore.

2. Hiking

Hiking in the Vail and Beaver Creek is beyond spectacular, with miles and miles of beauty to be found, from easy family trails to multi-day backcountry hikes - the trails are never-ending for all abilities and never-ending views.




Local favorites...

  • In East Vail: Booth Falls/Lake, Gore Creek/Lake Trail, and Deluge Lake Trail
  • In West Vail: Davos Trail
  • Vail Pass: Shrine Ridge
  • Minturn: Notch Mountain Trail, Grouse Lake Trail
  • Beaver Creek: Bighorn Creek Trail, Cross Creek Trail, Fall Creek Trail, Missouri Lakes Trail

3. Fishing

Locals and visitors alike enjoy fly fishing in the Vail Valley's fishing scene. Anglers enjoy fishing the surrounding rivers or nearby lakes, casting for rainbow and brown trout. In the Vail, area, you'll fish the Gore Creek or the Eagle River. The Gore runs right through Vail and is a local favorite. Beaver Creek is one of our more popular fishing spots because it fishes so well all year round. Anglers can expect to catch trout when there is snow on the ground or when it's hot in summer.



4. Rafting

Thrill-seekers love rafting in the Vail Valley, with many rafting companies to choose from, suitable for all ages and abilities. Within a few miles of Vail lies some of the best whitewater river rafting in Colorado. While moving through beautiful gorges and scenic canyons, you’ll be enjoying some of the most exciting rapids of any of Colorado’s many rivers, including the Eagle River, Piney River, and the mighty Colorado River. Don’t miss out on experiencing an outstanding rafting trip on some beautiful rivers.





5. Horseback Riding

Enjoy a spectacular horseback ride through the beautiful backcountry and fancy yourself a real cowboy or cowgirl for the day. Miles of trails await with wide-open scenic views, dense aspen glades, sweet-smelling sage, and mountains as far as you can see. Saddle up your family for a fun-filled adventure.



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