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!
Most Popular Fall Activites 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.
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.
Best Hikes in Vail Colorado
Hiking in Vail Colorado in the fall is a site, 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.
Best Fall Events in the Vail Valley
Nothing says fall like a traditional Oktoberfest celebration! Actually held in September, Oktoberfest is a celebration of Bavarian delights including traditional beet, music, dancing, pretzels, bratwurst, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing and much more.
Join us in the Rocky's for the annual showcasing of Vail's finest chefs and restauranteurs alongside winemakers from across the country. An ever-evolving event, Taste of Vail promote's the Vail lifestyle through the best in fine dining while supporting the community.
Comprised of rugged outdoor competitive activities like ace throwing, keg tossing, archery, and more Man of the Cliff participants compete head to head to win the top title! Whether you are competing, supporting a competitor or just want to check it out join us in Avon.