Locals and guests in this quaint little town are spoiled with gorgeous surroundings and all the amenities of a bigger city. Summer brings endless sunny days and boundless fun. From leisurely nature walks to high intensity mountain biking, scenic horseback trail rides and exciting raft trips at your fingertips you’ll never find yourself without something to fill your days in Vail, CO or Beaver Creek, CO!
Visitors to Vail are in a great location to access the best mountain summer recreation. AVA has whitewater rafting trips on 4 rivers as well as zipline and via ferrata tours within a 1-hour drive of Vail.
VAIL WHITEWATER RAFTING VIA FERRATA & ZIPLINING
Visitors to Vail are in a great location to access the best mountain summer recreation. AVA has whitewater rafting trips on 4 rivers as well as zipline tours within a 1-hour drive of Vail.
Blue River provides great rafting 30 minutes from Vail. You must be 6 years of age or older to go rafting in Blue River. Buena Vista has world class rafting only 1.5 hours south of Vail for anyone ages 7+. Kremmling has great rafting 1 hour and 15 minutes north of Vail for anyone ages 2+. Learn more about rafting.
Cliffside ziplining in Idaho Springs, Colorado is a great option for flying through the Rockies without having to travel more than an hour from Vail. This zipline adventure is integrated into the cliffside where you will zip above the trees, and go through mountain top obstacles. Ziplining course in Buena Vista is also breath-taking experience with great views of the Arkansas River. Learn more about ziplining.
Via Ferrata is a must-try adventure that includes assisted climbing and traversing across a cliff face. Take in scenic views and try a few ziplines as well. We offer two courses one in Idaho Springs and one in Buena Vista. Learn more about via ferrata.
Try our Stand Up Paddle Board Trip or Inflatable Kayak Trip down the upper Colorado. Additionally, try fly fishing, guided hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, off-roading, lodging and multi-day activities. Learn more about all of our activites.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES NEAR VAIL BASED ON LOCATION PROXIMITY
If you are looking to make a day trip or stay close to Vail, then the following trips will be great for you.
Silverthorne, Colorado – 30 minutes east of Vail
Buena Vista, Colorado located 1 hours and 30 minutes south of Vail
Idaho Springs, Colorado is located 1 hour and 10 minutes east of Vail
Kremmling, Colorado is located 1 hour and 15 minutes north of Vail
Gerogetown, Colorado, is located 1 hour east of Vail
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