Visiting Vail in the Fall

Considered off-season, Fall really is one of the best times of the year to visit the valley. Cooler temperatures, fewer crowds and still lots of fun and exploring to be done for adults and kids alike!  Fall is the perfect time to relax and enjoy all the actitivites Vail and Beaver Creek have to offer...outside of skiing!  Fall in Vail offers a number of actitvities and area events for guests of all ages.  We have pulled together this guide highighting some of the more popular Vail activities and our tips and suggestions for getting the most out of your visit. 

No trip to the Vail Valley would be complete without the perfect accommodations!  Our luxury, professionally managed vacation rentals are located in the best locations for enjoyng your Fall getaway.  Whether you are here for a long weekend, a week or even a month or longer, you can Book with Ease when you chose to stay with rentVAIL.  We offer Vail vacation homes from one to six bedrooms and all with a number of the most requested amenities. If you need help finding the perfect lodging for you and your travelling party, give us a call at (940) 476-9322, or search our available inventory below.  

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Most Popular Fall Activites in Vail


biker iconMountain Biking in Vail

A popular outdoor activity, mountain biking in the Vail Valley offers bikers diversity of terrain from on mountain trails to backcountry loops there is something for everyone.

  • Vail Resort Trail System - Haul your bike up Vail’s front side to enjoy miles of trails from Eagle Bahon and Gondola One. With trails from beginner to expert, rentals and guided tour options Vail is a mountain biking haven!
  • Son of a Buffehr - A singletrack trail for experts on the north side of Vail, Son of a Bueffehr has an average grade of 6% but a max of 39%. Totaling 20.6 miles this trail brings you to beautiful Lost Lake if you are looking for a day of adventure.
  • Game Creek Ride - An intermediate option, Game Creek Ride is a 10.5-mile point to point singletrack trail that descends into neighboring town Minturn from the bowls of Vail Resort. A downhill adventure the trail loops back to Vail via the paved bike path.

golf iconGolf Courses Throughout the Valley

There is so much to enjoy in the way of golf from East Vail to Gypsum when you visit Eagle County. Championship courses with breathtaking views are a dime a dozen, within a 38-mile radius, we have 17 all waiting to show you a great time!

Discover the 10 best golf courses in the Vail Valley to find the perfect place to book your next tee time. 

hiking iconBest Hikes in Vail Colorado
Hiking in Vail Colorado in the fall is a sight, with Aspens at the ready to turn from summertime green to fall gold be sure to enjoy the following trails on your next trip:

  • Upper Piney River Falls - A 5.9-mile out and back moderate hike, Upper Piney River Falls offers hikers amazing views of the Gore Range in addition to the tranquility of Piney Lake. Best hiked from May until October note this trail can be busy so be sure to start early to beat the crowds.
  • Booth Creek Falls Trail - A 3.9-mile out and back harder hike, Booth Falls is a difficult hike with a 1,360 ft elevation gain. Worth every step, the waterfall at the top is sure to impress. Parking can be tough, be sure to get an early start.
  • The North Trail - Is 12 miles of breathtaking hiking and biking through glades of forest north of Vail. The trial system, from end to end, runs from the Davos Road area in West Vail to the Spraddle Creek area in middle Vail and is typically broken into three sections east, west and middle.
    Note: All trails mentioned above are dog-friendly. Be sure to keep your pooch on a leash and clean up after them.
    Click here to see a complete list of hiking trails in Vail, Colorado
fishing iconFishing in Vail Colorado
Fishing in Vail Colorado is a 3-season activity, and Fall is a great time to get outdoors in the Vail Valley.  Whether you are a seasoned fly-fisherman, or looking to try it for the first time, the streams around Vail and Beaver Creek offer plenty of opportunities. 
  • Vail Fishing Report -  Seasoned fisherman will want to know the best places to fih, or how their favorite spot is fishing.  Be sure to check out Minturn Anglers Fishing Report before you heard out!
  • Vail Fishing Map - If you are new to fishing in Vail, be sure to check ou this map of local fishing opportunities both in Vail and the surrounding aeas. Click here to view the map.
  • Hiring A Guide - If you are new to fly fishing, hiring a guide might be the best way to go!  We recommend Minturn Anglers. Having been in business for over 10 years, they have gotten to know the areas streams well!
shopping iconShopping in Vail Village & Beyond
Vail in the Fall is a great way to get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping!  With over a hndred different , unique shops to choose frrom, the variety of retail offerings is amazing.  Everything from outdoor gear, to jewelry and art galleries can be found in this picturesque village!
  • In-town bus routes make getting around easy -  It is easy to travel within the villages of Vail Colorado.  Use this handy Vail bus route map to see the different stops the buses make. 
bightlife iconVail Valley Nightlife
After a day out in nature, you will embrace all the nightlife options available in Vail!  From fine dining, to locally crafted beers, Vail is a food lovers paradise!  You can take in the breathtaking views while dining on a unique culinary expereince only Vail can offer.  
  • Stop by The Remedy Bar -  With floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular mountin views, and an extensive patio with numerous year-round firepits, The Remedy Bar is a must-stop for isitors all year long.
  • Live Music Scene - Live music is a key component to the nightlife in Vail.  Many local restaurants and bars offer performances by local performers. Come in September, and you can also enjoy free concerts at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. 
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