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Vail Marriott Mountain Resort

715 West Lionshead Circle · Vail, Colorado 81657 USA

Summer in Vail

No snow? No worries! With festivals, food and dining events, sports, concerts and farmers markets, Vail offers abundant summer activities. The superbly located Vail Marriott Mountain Resort places them all within your reach.

Mountain Mindfulness & Resort Events

Make the most of your time in Vail with our Mountain Mindfulness program and on-property activities. We invite you to participate in weekly scheduled events, from nature hikes to yoga, as well as whiskey tastings, live music and more. Don't miss these opportunities to connect with Vail's playground of fitness, wellness and fun.

Nature Center & Alpine Gardens

At 8,200 feet, these popular Vail summer attractions are the highest public botanical gardens in North America. The alpine display and meditation gardens include about 2,000 varieties of plants, highlighting the diversity of species grown at high altitudes during summers in Vail. The botanical gardens attract an array of colorful birds and the rock garden includes a stunning 120-foot waterfall. Allow one to three hours.

Rock Climbing

Enjoy one of the area's most popular summer outdoor activities at one of the nearby indoor and outdoor climbing areas. There are several local guides with expert knowledge of the local climbing areas. Make family memories at this unique Vail summer experience.

Carriage Rides

Take a fun carriage ride and cozy up with a loved one or take in the summer sights with a friend.


An unrivaled golf destination during the summer, the Vail Valley offers flawless courses and stunning mountain backdrops. Red Sky Golf Club offers the Tom Fazio and Greg Norman Signature courses and is a premier destination for golfers during summer in Vail. Both courses offer stunning views of Vail's back bowls and wind through aspen forests, rugged gulches and meadows filled with wildflowers. With the new Arnold Palmer Signature Design, the Eagle Ranch Golf Club features panoramic views of the Colorado Rockies along the Brush Creek Valley. The Vail Golf Club is nestled at the base of the Gore Range in the heart of the Vail Valley. Summer is also the perfect time to book one of our golf and room packages.

Jeep & Sightseeing Tours

Vail plays host to endless activities, with or without snow. Take a summer sightseeing trip in a Jeep, Hummer or ATV and see fields of colorful wildflowers and majestic aspen groves, while enjoying the inspiring mountain scenery. Half- and full-day guided trips are available.

Friday Afternoon Club

Start the weekend early with Vail's Friday Afternoon Club at Adventure Ridge. Take the Gondola* up the mountain for inspiring summer views in the valley with amazing sunsets, free live music and food and drink specials, Fridays in July and August.  Click here for more information.

*Lift ticket or pass is required for Gondola rides"

Farmer's Markets and Art Show

One of the most famous summer activities in Vail, the Sunday Farmer's Market includes over 120 vendors, offering fresh Colorado produce, wine, gourmet foods, live entertainment and a variety of local arts and crafts.

Summer Lift Tickets

Eagle Bahn Gondola is the only way up to the top of the mountain during the summer. A number of Vail summer activities await once at the peak, including disc golf, volleyball, horseshoes and the Discovery Center. As the host of two prior Mountain Bike World Championships, Vail offers downhill biking, a true thrill with color-coded trails for novices to experts.

Summer Lift Ticket Pricing

Golden Leaf Spa

Rejuvenate for the summer with invigorating beauty and therapeutic regimes for men and women of all ages at Golden Leaf Spa. Our licensed and educated team of professionals expertly personalize every guest's therapeutic needs. An ideal way to unwind after strenuous summer activities in Vail, our spa includes heated pools, whirlpools, private steam rooms and a fully equipped fitness center, open 24 hours daily. For reservations, contact us at 1-970-479-5004.

Biking Tour

Enjoy the summer experience of a lifetime by taking a biking tour down Vail Pass. Vail Mountain has hosted two Mountain Bike World Championships and has trails for novice bikers and experienced downhillers. Take a scenic ride on the gondola or challenge yourself with an uphill climb. Provided by Vail Sports at the Vail Marriott, this popular Vail activity can really enhance your summer. For information, call 970-754-6950.

Fly Fishing

Ideal for expert anglers or inexperienced novices, fly fishing is one of the most popular summer activities in Vail. Contact Gore Creek Fly Fisherman for all of your fly fishing needs. Gore Creek Fly Fisherman also has a variety of tours available including:

  • Wade Trips
  • Float Trips
  • River Trips on Eagle, Colorado, Lower Colorado and Roaring Fork


You don't have to go far for summer fun in Vail. Our mountain resort offers plenty of on-site activities and amenities, including:

  • One 30-foot long indoor pool
  • 50-foot long outdoor heated pool
  • Three Jacuzzis

All pools are open year-round.

Horseback Riding

Looking for a fun summer activity for the whole family? Saddle up and savor the scenery with a horseback tour of Vail. Enjoy trail rides through aspen groves and mountain streams or explore the beauty of Vail Mountain.

For families and the young at heart check out Adventure Ridge featuring:

  • Rebound trampoline
  • The Dino Dig
  • Nature hikes
  • Horseback trail rides
  • Lawn sports, including disc golf, volleyball, bocce ball, washers and cornhole
  • Climbing wall

Hiking Trails

Summer is an ideal time to hike Vail Mountain. There are a number of nearby trails with ranging from shorter easy loops to longer, more intermediate climbs. Keep a watchful eye for wildlife as you take in the breathtaking summer scenery.

Trail Map (PDF)

Rafting & Kayaking

Get your adrenaline pumping with a whitewater adventure in Vail. During the summer, you can book rafting trips that vary from Class I to Class V on the Eagle, Colorado and Arkansas rivers. Half-day, full-day and multi-day tours are available.

Summer Events

Vail summers are all about music, art, dance and festivals. Experience world-class orchestras and soloists at the Bravo Music Festival, Vail Jazz Festival and Vail Soul Music Festival. See legendary artists from around the world soar through the summer air at the Vail International Dance Festival. Savor unique culinary creations and sample local wines Gourmet on Gore. When it comes to summer activities, Vail has you covered.

Call our resort Concierge at 970-476-4444 for more details or to book on any of these activities.

Summer and Winter Recreation Information (PDF)

Summer Trail Map (PDF)

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