Vail in the Summer

Summer Recreation

Vacation Lodging

The Best Summer Recreation in Vail

With the best of the best for summer and winter activities, it’s hard to find a better recreation hub than Vail. Known worldwide for its epic ski runs. However, the summer is a special place for hiking, mountain biking and so much more, not including the many amazing activities and festivals.

Vail Mountain | Whether you ride the gondola or hike the famous Berrypicker Trail, the activities are endless! Enjoy an all-day Adventure Pass for the Mountain Coaster, Bungee Trampoline, Climbing Wall, and Mini Golf. Hike down Game Creek Trail to Backcountry Wings in Minturn!

Hiking | Explore Colorado’s infinite backcountry! Summit unique peaks, swim in alpine lakes, or picnic in aromatic wildflower fields. Stop by the Viola office for hiking trail recommendations ranging from all ages to advanced.
Piney River Ranch | Enjoy the best and only view of the Gore Range that has an ice cream snack bar and that is accessible by all cars! Rent canoes and stand-up paddle boards, go horseback riding, and hike to Piney Falls with a very good chance of spotting extraordinary wildlife

Mountain or Road Biking | Vail in the summertime is a biker’s paradise. Rent mountain bikes and haul them up Eagle Bahn Gondola to explore the maze of exhilarating trails throughout Vail Mountain. Rent road bikes and test its grit on the acclaimed uphill Vail Pass or taken E-bikes for a leisurely cruise along Gore Creek and Vail Village.

Fishing | Book expert-guided excursions or rent fishing poles and get on the swiftly flowing Eagle or Colorado River! Choose wade or float trips or go with high alpine streams for a uniquely remote experience, accompanied by easily accessed lakes that all ages can enjoy!
Goat Yoga | Relax and laugh with playful baby goats at Vail Stables. Sip a refreshing beer, wine, or soda while feeding the goats, and enjoy a whole lot of summer family fun.
Rafting | Book awesome rafting excursions and get on one of the beautiful rivers nearby! From mild to wild, you’ll find a prefect summer trip for all ages!
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