The 2022-2023 winter season shattered records across the nation, dumping historic snowfall amounts in Utah, California, and right here in Colorado.
But as awesome as the past winter was, we can all agree that we’re ready for some sunshine and warmer temperatures.
Will you be spending part or all of the summer season in Colorado? If so, check out this list of the best Vail summer activities you won’t want to miss!
1. Take a Hike
No, literally. Vail is home to some of the best hiking trails in all of Colorado. Take the kids on the easy Fireweed Loop from Lionshead Village or drive up to Piney Lake and tackle the epic Upper Piney River Falls Trail.
2. Scenic Gondola Ride
The snow might be gone, but that’s no reason not to enjoy a leisurely gondola ride up the mountain. Choose from Gondola One in Vail Village or the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead Village (and don’t forget to bring your camera!)
3. Horseback Riding
Ready to giddy-up? Slide on your cowboy boots and sign up for a scenic trail ride on a gentle, well-trained horse. Vail Stables will take you right up the mountain and into the forest, while nearby 4 Eagle Stables offers the chance for riding through foothills and wide-open valleys.
4. River Rafting
With record levels of snowmelt on the way, this rafting season is sure to be one of the best in a long time! Bounce along the gentle waters that run through Gore Creek or sign up for a thrilling whitewater experience in Glenwood Canyon.
One of the best Vail summer activities (especially for families) is ziplining! Zip Adventures features the first ground-to-ground zipline course in the US, while the Colorado Adventure Park offers ziplining as well as an all-new aerial adventure park.
6. Epic Discovery
If you need more adrenaline than a simple hike can offer, get your Adevnture Pass to the Epic Discovery center in Vail. From there, you can try your hand at rock climbing, tubing, mini-golf, bungee trampoline, or the high-speed alpine coaster!
7. Spa Day
Hopefull you remembered to wear your sunscreen and stay hydrated while you’re out enjoying all the best that Vail has to offer.
But don’t forget that you need a little downtime during your Vail vacation too! Apres at Simply Massage offers quality, affordable massages and facials to help you recharge from the day’s activities.
Best of all, you’ll find us right inside the Highline Doubletree Hotel in West Vail, so you won’t have to travel far to relax!
Don’t Miss These Epic Vail Summer Activities
So, which of these Vail summer activities will you try first?
Whether you go rafting, horseback riding, hiking, or ziplining, one thing is for certain — you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime!
Of course, those long days playing in the mountains will leave you in need of some R&R. When it’s time to take a break from the sun, visit Apres at Simply Massage in West Vail for the best massage or facial treatment in the valley.
Click here to book a session today!