What To Do in Vail – Summer

Like many people who visit mountain destinations like Vail, Colorado primarily in the winter to ski, I  had no idea what fantastic vacation retreats they can be in the summer.

Vail Summer Activities - Gondola Ride

Take the gondola up to enjoy the view and activities!

Ask any local and they will tell you in a knowing tone:  “You’ll come for the winter, but you’ll stay for the summers.”  This certainly seems to be the case in Vail – with beautiful days of  75-85 degree weather with no humidity or bugs, gorgeous vistas and a cornucopia of things to do.

Hiking in Vail, Colorado

Beautiful vista from the top of Vail

Vail is full of things to do in the summer, in fact, you could even argue that there is significantly more to do in the summer than winter.  Here is a quick list of great Vail summer activities:

Vail summer river

Fish or raft the beautiful Colorado rivers!

  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Horseback riding
  • Gondola Riding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Trampoline Jumping
  • Dinasaur Bone Digging
  • Segwey Riding
  • Jeep Touring
  • Paint Ball Fighting
  • Rodeo Watching
  • Art Show Browsing
  • Fine Restaurant Dining
  • Window Shopping
  • Massage and Spa Indulging
  • Swimming and By the Pool Lounging
In short, there are literally dozens of great summer activities in Vail, making it one of the best summer resorts in the mountains.
Summer activities vail, bungee trampoline

Touch the sky on the bungee trampolines!


With great weather, great activities and summer lodging prices often a fraction of their in-season winter prices, Vail is a terrific place to escape the summer heat and enjoy a wonderful family summer vacation.

MountainReservations.com offers the widest selection of lodging and travel planning services to Vail, Colorado and can help you plan your perfect mountain getaway, visit www.mountainreservations.com or call 1800-754-9378 to plan yours!

Julian (8 Posts)

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