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Vail Summer Activities

Vail is the best place for a Colorado summer vacation.

Enjoy a true Rocky Mountain experience with activities such as hiking, biking, golfing, white water rafting, horseback riding, or just sit back and enjoy the warm Colorado mountain sunshine! Vail also has amazing summer events including weekly farmers’ markets, free outdoor concerts, and world-class arts and entertainment.

Vail 4th of July

Vail America Days Parade and Celebrations

A true summer celebration featuring exceptional entertainment including Vail’s celebrated 4th of July parade and fireworks, complemented by all that Vail summer has to offer on and off the mountain.


Vail, Colorado

Vail is an unparalleled setting in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, offering guests a magical, memorable summertime getaway. Take a gondola ride up the mountain and come screaming back down on mountain bike, hike to the perfect picnic spot, or catch Vail’s best live music. Families can zip-line all over Vail mountain, catch some air on the bungee trampoline, dig for dino treasure or challenge Mom and Dad to ride Vail’s newest attraction – Forest Flyer alpine slide!

Championship Golf
Endless Hiking Trails
Mountain Biking

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Golfing in Vail

Play on one of the Vail Valley’s dozen courses, all with stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. With courses designed by Irwin, Palmer, Norman and Fazio, both the pubic and private courses ar...

Fly Fishing in Vail

Here you’ll find some of the best trout fishing in the nation! Fish by yourself, learn to fish, or fish with a fully licensed and insured guide. Fish for a full day, half day, or take an ove...

Mountain Biking in Vail

The amazing Vail scenery and Colorado sunshine make mountain biking, a favorite for tourists and locals alike. Vail, Colorado offers some of the best mountain biking in the country, with trails gear...

Gondola Rides

Enjoy Vail Mountain in the summer months with a fun gondola ride up to EpicDiscovery and the alpine slide!

Vail opens the Eagle Bahn Gondola out of Lionshead Village and Gondola One out of Vail ...

Hiking in Vail

Hiking is one of the Vail Valley’s most popular summer activities. It’s free, as easy or strenuous as you want to make it, and the views are unprecendented. There are many local maps o...

Horseback Riding in Vail

Many people come to Colorado in the summer to experience the true Western flare of the Rocky Mountains. Colorado is a great place to horseback ride, especially in the summer because of our mild tem...

Rafting & Kayaking in Vail

Beginning in late April, local guides and outfitters run the Eagle and Arkansas Rivers, offering thrill seekers a chance to splash through the rippling rivers and big rapids of Vail Valley. Color...

Shopping in Vail, CO

Vail, Colorado is known for having a wide variety of shops including classic Colorado wear, fine furs, rare jewelry, and top of the line ski wear. Though Vail has some of the most unique and trendy bo...

Arts and Entertainment in Vail

Vail is consistently recognized as one of North America’s most exciting and vibrant ski towns, not only for its amazing terrain, but because of the diverse arts and entertainment options. Ther...

Vail Athletic Club

Epic Discovery

See what you ski and discover Vail this summer!

Epic Discovery offers activities for all ages and availabilities at the top of Vail’s Lionshead Gondola. From the alpine coaster, ropes course,...


There’s no limit to the activities in Vail!  One of our favorites is hiking!

Whether you’re taking a hike within the resort, exploring local trails, or hiking one of Colorado...

Take a Llama to Lunch

Improve your hiking experience in Vail, Colorado by bringing a llama with all of your belongings.
Choose from 3 hiking options:
Arrowhead Llama Lunch
Backcountry Llama Lunch