White Water Rafting
One of the more popular summer activities, white water rafting is fun for the whole family. Rafting trips are run locally on the Eagle River and Gore Creek as well as the Colorado River. Just a short drive away, you can take advantage of the world class waters of the Arkansas River too. Trips range from relaxing float trips for the all ages and abilities to the adventurous class V rapids for the more advanced and experienced boaters.
Backcountry Jeep Tours
Another great way to spend the day is by letting one of the local guides show you around the beautiful Vail Valley backcountry in their open air Jeeps. Not only will you get to experience the wonderful Rocky Mountains and the White River National Forest, but the guides will also give you some great insight into the history of the area as well.
Like to explore your surroundings? Like to drive? Then ATV’s might be just the answer for you. Let an experienced guide show you around or take an ATV out for the day and do some exploration of your own.
Vail is home to some world class fly fishing. Start right here in the Gore Creek or make your down stream a little bit to the Eagle River. Bring your own reels and explore the wonders of these waters or enlist the services of the one of the valleys guides to help you land that trophy fish you have always dreamed about.
Thought Vail Mountain was only for skiing? Vail is also home to some wonderful mountain biking trails too. Whether you just want to enjoy the miles of cross country terrain or you are feeling up to tackling the course from the 1999 World Mountain Biking Championships, Vail has something for all levels of riding ability. Bring your own bike or let one of the local shops set you up with the latest and greatest.
What would any mountain town be without some spectacular hiking? Vail is no different. With a variety of terrain and skill levels available right outside, you will be hard pressed to find better views. Let our staff help point you in the direction of some wonderful hiking options, from the quick treks to the all day excursions.
The Vail Valley is also home to some world class golf. Come see why people love to play golf in the high country.