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.

Wildflower abound during the Vail Summer and there are plenty of fun ways to view them -- biking, hiking horseback riding or even a ride on the gondola.

Wildflowers abound during the Vail Summer and there are plenty of fun ways to view them — biking, hiking, horseback riding or even a ride on the gondola. Photo courtesy Jack Affleck, Vail Resorts.

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.

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Vail Golf Club is just one of the many stunning high-altitude golf courses where your ball can fly farther in Vail this summer.

2016 Vail Summer debuts Epic Discovery at Vail Mountain. Epic Discovery is 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.

Browse some of the many fun Vail summer activities available in our Vail Guide.

Fun can be had at Epic Discovery simply exploring the new story stakes and viewfinders. Photo courtesy Vail Resorts/Andrew Taylor.