Eagle Bahn Gondola is the only way up to the top of the mountain in the summer. Once at the top you can be entertained with lawn games such as disc golf, volleyball, horseshoes, as well as the Discovery Center. As the host of two prior Mountain Bike World Championships, it is no wonder Vail offers regular mountain biking trails as well as downhill biking; a true thrill with color coded trails for novice to advanced.
Summer in Vail
- 715 West Lionshead Circle
- Vail, Colorado
- 81657 USA
Summer in Vail
There are constant summertime events in Vail, including outdoor sports, festivals, farmer's markets, concerts, food and dining events, and more.
Nature Center & Alpine Gardens
At 8,200 feet, these are the highest public botanical gardens in North America. The alpine display, perennial garden, and mountain meditation garden together represent about 2,000 varieties of plants, demonstrating the wide range of choices to be grown at high altitudes. The gardens attract a variety of birds, and there is also a rock garden with a stunning 120-foot waterfall. Allow 1 to 3 hours.
One of Vail's most popular outdoor activities. Also provided are several experts and guides with extensive knowledge of the local climbing areas. With indoor and outdoor climbing areas, create an experience that you or your family will not forget.
Cozy-up with a loved one, or take a ride with your friend and see the sites.
The Vail Valley is an extraordinary golf destination, featuring world-class golf courses with stunning mountain backdrops. Red Sky Golf Club, featuring the Tom Fazio and Greg Norman Signature courses, is a premier destination for golfers. Both courses offer stunning views of Vail's back bowls and wind through aspen forests, rugged gulches and meadows filled with wildflowers. With the new Arnold Palmer Signature Design, the Eagle Ranch Golf Club features panoramic views of the Colorado Rockies along the Brush Creek Valley. The Vail Golf Club is nestled at the base of the Gore Range in the heart of the Vail Valley. Golf and room packages are also available.
Jeep & Sightseeing Tours
Take a sightseeing trip in a Jeep, Hummer or ATV and roam through fields of wildflowers and aspen groves while enjoying the magnificent views and plenty of photo opportunities. Half and full day guided trips are available.
Friday Afternoon Club
A yearly summer event, enjoy music on top of Vail Mountain and free Gondola rides after 4:00pm every Friday, from the beginning of July through August 31.
Farmer's Markets and Art Show
The Sunday Farmer's Market is a festival of booths featuring over 120 vendors that offer fresh Colorado produce, wine and gourmet food products, live entertainment, delicious snacks and a variety of local arts and crafts.
Summer Lift Tickets
Golden Leaf Spa
Golden Leaf Spa offers a variety of beauty and therapeutic regimes for men and women of all ages. Relax. Rejuvenate. Invigorate. Our licensed and educated team of professionals will expertly personalize every guest's therapeutic needs. Take advantage of our spa amenities including a 24-hour fully-equipped fitness center, heated pools, whirlpools, and a steam room privately housed in each locker facility. For reservations please contact us at 970-479-5004.
For the experience of a lifetime, Charter Sports at the Vail Marriott offers a Biking Tour down Vail Pass. Vail Mountain has previously hosted two Mountain Bike World Championships and has trails that tailor from the novice biker to the experienced downhiller. The gondola can whisk you to the top for a scenic ride down, or opt for an uphill climb to technical downhill terrain if you're looking for more of a challenge. For more information, please contact Charter Sports by calling 1-888-295-9797.
Fly Fishing is just steps away from the resort. Contact Gore Creek Fly Fisherman for all of your fly fishing needs. Gore Creek Fly Fisherman also has a variety of tours available including:
- Wade Trips
- Float Trips
- River Trips on Eagle, Colorado, Lower Colorado and Roaring Fork
While Vail offers a list of things to do, it is still fun to stay and play in your own backyard. The available pools include:
- One 30-foot long indoor pool
- 50-foot long outdoor heated pool
- Three Jacuzzis
All pools are open year-round.
Saddle up and savor the scenic beauty of the Rocky Mountains by horseback. There are plenty of trail rides through aspen groves, mountain streams and around Vail Mountain.
For families and the young at heart check out Adventure Ridge featuring:
- Rebound trampoline
- The Dino Dig
- Nature hikes
- Horseback trail rides
- Lawn sports, including disc golf, volleyball, bocce ball, washers and cornhole
- Climbing wall
Hiking Trails are endless on Vail Mountain, ranging from shorter easy loops to longer, more intermediate climbs. Stroll through vibrant wildflowers, catch a glimpse of wildlife and enjoy the breathtaking views.
Rafting & Kayaking
For adrenaline junkies, Vail is a white-water mecca for those seeking adventure. There are plenty of rafting trips varying from Class I to Class V on the Eagle, Colorado and Arkansas Rivers. Half day, full day and multi-day tours are available.
Summers in Vail are filled with festivals of music, art, dance and food. Enjoy world-class orchestras and soloists at the Bravo Music Festival, Vail Jazz Festival and Vail Soul Music Festival. Watch legendary artists from around the world soar through the air at the Vail International Dance Festival. Sample culinary treats and wines at Gourmet on Gore and a pint or two at Oktoberfest.
Call our resort Concierge at 970-476-4444 for more details, or to book on any of these activities.