How To Have The Best Mountain Summer Vacation In Vail
Vail isn’t just a fabulous ski resort; it’s a scenic wonder all year round.
Hiking, fishing, rafting, golfing, biking, and dozens of summer events await those who make a trip back after the snow melts.
If you’d like to see how the mountain transforms in the summer, come back to Vail and try one of these warm-weather activities:
Take a scenic gondola ride
In the winter, it carries people up the mountain for skiing or riding epic powder, but you can take the Eagle Bahn gondola up to the top of Vail Mountain in summer for some truly breathtaking views and perhaps lunch.
Take a trip to Adventure Ridge
The summer party starts at Adventure Ridge in Vail. Get your adrenaline flowing with a zipline tour, test your strength with some rock climbing or just chill out and play some disc golf. In between activities, be sure to grab some BBQ at Talon’s right next door.
There are so many things to do in Vail during the summer that we can’t even possibly begin to list them all right here. Contact your concierge desk for even more great recommendations for events, activities and general sun-soaking fun.
Get on your bike and ride
With scenic trails all around Vail and technical singletrack on the mountain, you can get your fill of cycling no matter what the speed.
Make sure to take a guided tour to discover all the best riding. If you’re feeling speedy, hitch your bike to the gondola and we’ll haul it up the mountain so you can ride it down.
Hike one of our many beautiful trails
With trails ranging from a walk in the park to a trek up the mountain, you can take it easy or challenge yourself. If you want to learn a little more about the local flora and fauna, we recommend taking a guided hike. We offer several different types to make sure it’s fun for the whole family.
Raft one of the rivers in the area
In the summer, all that beautiful snow melts and runs into the Eagle and Colorado rivers, creating some great rapids. Come enjoy Vail's snow once again in the summer.
Get in 18 holes or more
With more than one golf course in Eagle County, you’ll have more than enough choices to schedule several tee times during your vacation. Choose from the Vail Golf Club, Eagle-Vail Golf Club, Beaver Creek Golf Club, Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club and Eagle Ranch Golf Club.
Cast a fly in one of the great fishing spots
For something a bit more meditative, those same rivers provide some fantastic fly-fishing. We even offer casting clinics so you can improve your technique. And local guides can show you the best secret holes.
Enjoy the view from atop a majestic steed
Take a 40-minute tour around Game Creek Bowl on one of our well-trained horses. Bond with your horse and enjoy the wonder of a Vail summer at the same time.