Summer Activities in Vail

There is something special about the summers in Vail, Colorado. The summer activities in Vail provide endless options to enjoy the outdoors from mountain biking and family friendly hikes to in-town events. Enjoy wildflowers, sunsets, and breathtaking views you won’t want to miss!


Vail has a hike for everyone, from beginners to experts including a relaxed stroll to trails with a great workout. Explore family friendly trails in the Vail Valley including the Eagle-Vail Trail and Fireweed. Looking for a little more intense hike in Vail? Try a favorite like Booth Creek Trail or Gore Lake. Remember to be prepared with water, sunscreen and a jacket for changing weather.


Biking in Vail is one of the best summer experiences. The town and mountain provide numerous options from mountain biking to riding around town.  Be adventurous and go mountain bike the Gore Creek bowl or maybe you prefer road biking- head up Vail Pass for a challenge. Looking to ride around town? Try out the Vail recreation path. If there is one thing to do while in Vail, get out on a bike! Need a townie bike rental or mountain bike rental in Vail? Find a full selection of bike options here.


From streams to rivers and lakes, fishing in Vail is a must do during the summer or winter… The most common rivers to fish on in the Vail area are Gore Cree, Eagle River or the Colorado River. Local shops and fly-fishing guides will be the best resource to check with before heading out. They can provide info about the areas fishing well, what flies the fishes are biting on, or can even go out on the water with for a guided fishing trip. A fishing report of current water conditions can be found here.


Whitewater rafting in Vail offers everything from Class 1 rapids for a family adventure to Class IV rapids for more intense experience. Rafting guides are available to take you down the river on adventure you won’t forget! Find more about rafting in Vail here.