Photo of a Colorful Lake Scene During Fall in Vail Colorado.

You might not realize it yet, but Vail, Colorado, is so much more than “just” a world-class alpine skiing destination. During summer’s radiance and autumn’s peak, thrillseekers and nature enthusiasts flock to this idyllic village located at the foothills of the White River National Forest’s sprawling mountain range. Common mid-day excursions include hiking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Adventure awaits around every corner. And, luckily for prospective visitors, the luxurious, four-bedroom Vail Ski Home is only a short jaunt from a seemingly endless array of audacious explorations. Experiencing fall in Vail, Colorado, is a must, particularly for those with a penchant for vibrant foliage, exemplary temperatures, and crowd-less adventurers.

10 Ways to Relish Fall in Vail, Colorado

Photo of a Couple Hiking During Fall in Vail Colorado.We’re fully aware that summer and winter are “peak” tourist seasons here in the White River National Forest. But please don’t overlook the visual and venturesome splendor of autumn, with its vivid meld of marigold, kelly green, and amber, often accented by snow-capped mountains at the tail end of the season. Visually, fall in Vail, Colorado, is stupendously stunning—photographers, hikers, geocachers, and fly fishers cannot resist an afternoon amid tens of thousands of bright, lemon-colored birches. With so many things to do in Vail, Colorado, you won’t have to worry about bumping elbows with fellow travelers. There’s a bevy of activities to go around (and then some). Not to be overlooked amongst all of the natural beauty is the diverse culinary and craft beverage scene that lines I-70. Please click the links below to learn more about each pursuit.

  1. Play 18 holes at Vail Golf Club or EagleVail Golf Club
  2. Go horseback riding with Beaver Creek Stables or Vail Stables
  3. Hike to Gore Lake, Shrine Ridge, or the Upper Piney River
  4. Paddle through the wildest rapids in Colorado with Sage Outdoor Adventures or Lakota Guides
  5. Rent an ATV and explore the backcountry
  6. Join a guided fly fishing excursion
  7. Savor an Oktoberfest lager at Vail Brewing Co. 
  8. Cycle through the mountains—a mountain biker’s dreamland awaits
  9. Embark on a self-guided photography tour of the surrounding foliage
  10. Try geocaching for the first time

The Finest Vacation Rentals in Vail, Colorado: Vail Ski Home

Photo of a the Vail Ski Home. The Perfect Place to Relax During Fall in Vail Colorado.After each full day of horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and hiking in Vail, Colorado, return to one of Elite Destination Homes’ most popular American getaways: the Vail Ski Home. Luxury vacation home rentals are hard to come by in the White River National Forest. Thus, the Vail Ski Home is a hot commodity during all four seasons. However, we still have availability this fall. The Ski Home features a spacious chef’s kitchen, an artistic living area, four distinctly-designed bedrooms, a fireplace, and perhaps the best outdoor deck in the valley, complete with jaw-dropping views of the rolling mountains. For those that simply cannot leave your furry, four-legged friends at home, you’ll be happy to hear that the Ski Home is pet-friendly! Being that it sleeps 10 people comfortably, the house is beloved by large families and small groups.

To book a long-awaited fall escape to Vail, Colorado, please give our team a call today at 651-389-3843.