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hiking in mountains in summer
You can either choose to hike about 1 ½ hours to the gleaming falls or for those looking for more of a challenge, continue another 2 hours to the lake! After about 2 miles, you’ll come to a 60-foot waterfall, and further on, you will hike through subalpine meadows and spring and summer wildflowers. At various stages, you’ll be hiking alongside the creek.
fishing in the colorado forest
With over 6000 miles of fishable waters and 2000 lakes, it’s no wonder that Colorado fishing is “off the hook”. Affectionately dubbed “trout heaven here on earth”, regardless of how much you catch, the Rocky Mountain scenery nearly guarantees a great day on the water!
biking at sunset in the Colorado Rockies
What summer vacation to Vail or Beaver Creek is complete without the requisite bike ride? Whether you’re on fat tires or a cruiser, an e-bike or a road bike, taking a 2-wheel summer spin to experience the beauty of the Vail Valley is highly recommended.
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.
Explore the Colorad obackcountry with an exciting ATV or Jeep tour from one of many local operations. Along the way you will enjoy Rocky Mountain vistas, wildlife, wildflowers, and historical places. A family adventure for any ages, a jeep tour will give you the chance to explore this area’s high alpine environment while having an unforgettable good time.
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.
While our golf season might be short compared to more tropical destinations, we can say that waiting for the snow to melt in order to play one of the Vail Valley's picturesque golf courses is well worth the wait. You can get out your golf clubs as early June (sometimes late May) and hit the links well into the leaves changing in the fall.
Hot air ballooning is a year-round hot activity here, with majestic tours soaring high above the beautiful Eagle River Valley and the ski resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek. Surrounded by brilliant blue skies and breath catching Rocky Mountain Vistas, this is an adventure not to miss!