Summer in Vail - Discovering the Other Side of Colorado's Favorite Ski Resort

Vail, renowned for its exquisite cuisine, opulent accommodations, upscale retail, and naturally, the exceptional ski resort with snow available from late autumn to early spring, also boasts an abundance of distinct character and Colorado enjoyment during the summer months. Discover the other side of Colorado’s favorite ski resort this Summer! As the snow melts in Colorado’s high peaks, Vail and the surrounding meadow valleys begin to erupt with activity. Vail is the perfect place to spend time this summer, with tons of wildflower viewing, golfing, flyfishing, hiking, biking, and more.

Wildflower Viewing

Vail is one of the best places in Colorado for wildflower viewing. Wildflowers can be found all summer long, but the blooms are best in early June. Vail is home to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, which offer an amazing experience to explore unique plants only found at high altitudes. Along with this, the many trails surrounding Vail will offer hikers fields of spectacular wildflower blooms.


Vail is the premier golf destination in Colorado. There are 17 courses within 20 miles of Vail, so you will have no problem finding a tee time at a world-class course. With stunning mountain backdrops, a wide variety of courses, and a cool summer climate, golf is a must-do activity while staying in Vail.


Whether you are a pro or are looking to try something new, the flyfishing options in Vail are endless. You can find a handful of experienced guides and all of the gear you will need right in town. Experience fishing in the Gore Creek, the Colorado River, or the Eagle River this summer.


Colorado truly has some of the best hiking in the world. Vail offers over 40 scenic trails leading into the mountains in every direction and can lead you to mountain peaks, waterfalls, lakes, wildlife, and more. Spend some time on the trail this summer!


Vail offers something for every level of rider. Whether you are looking to mountain bike or road bike, the trails surrounding Vail are excellent options for both. There are countless downhill trails for mountain bikers and over 58 miles of paved recreational paths in the area for those looking for a smoother ride.

Enjoy the town of Vail this summer, and make sure to book your luxury ride with Black Diamond Cars. We are Vail’s first choice for luxury rides and offer transportation to Colorado’s many resorts, hotels, concert venues, and airports.