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Vail Summer

While Vail Colorado is best known for its epic ski resort, the area has much more to offer. Most stories of how people ended up living in Vail starts with them coming just for a season to ski but staying because of Vail summer. With warm sunny days, cool nights, clear skies and the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains Vail Summer is the perfect time and location to enjoy outdoor adventures, cultural events and nature at its best.

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The Great Outdoors

Gore Creek cuts through the town of Vail and the Vail Valley providing a natural resource perfect for whitewater adventures and fly fishing. White River National Forest abuts the Town of Vail. With 1,100 acres of preserved open space and 15 miles of paved recreation paths that connect to a variety of hiking and mountain biking trails, as well as Vail Pass Trail to the east and Eagle Valley trail to the west, there is no shortage of fabulous mountain biking and hiking trails as well as miles and miles of open road for road bikers. With 17 championship golf courses within a 38-mile radius, Vail is also a golf mecca where balls fly farther in the fresh mountain air.

Things to Do During Vail Summer

  • Hiking the Beautiful Mountains
  • Road Biking up Vail Pass
  • Fly Fishing the Mountain Rivers
  • Mountain Biking the Trails
  • Listening to Music Outdoors
  • Browse the Vail Farmers Market
  • Paddleboarding on Piney Lake
  • Dining Al Fresco
  • Browsing Art Galleries
  • Playing at the Parks in Vail
  • Festively Celebrating Fourth of July
  • Playing Mountain Golf Courses
  • Picnic by Gore Creek
  • Enjoy Outdoor Art
  • Play in the Fountains
  • Try Out an eBike
  • Explore Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
  • Star Gaze
  • Get a Massage
  • Ride a Zip Line
  • Have Lunch with a Llama
  • Take Yoga with Goats
  • Horseback Ride Amongst the Wildflowers

Vail Summer Events

Vail is home to an incredible variety of summer events. As if exploring the great outdoors wasn’t enough, there are multiple world-class concerts and performances almost every day, as well as wine and beer festivals, athletic competitions and a farmers market every Sunday. Rest assured that you will never be bored in Vail, Colorado during the summer.

bravo performance at the gerald r ford amphitheater
performers at vail jazz festival
E Meadow Drive on a Sunday during Vail Farmers Market

Epic Mountain Discovery

A beautiful gondola ride out of Lionshead Village transports guests to Epic Discovery, a unique, connected, on-mountain summer experience, immersing guests in thrilling activities, guiding them to explore and better understand their natural surroundings, challenging themselves physically, and creating lifelong memories. Epic Discovery includes Game Creek Zip Tour, Alpine Coaster, ziplines, adventure courses and more all perched at the top of Vail Mountain with the Gore Range as the backdrop.

Gondola taking guests up to the top of Vail Mountain in the summer with gore range as the backdrop
forest flyer alpine coaster on vail mountain