Most people save their Vail vacations for winter, looking to shred the slopes at one of the best ski resorts in the country. However, Vail is beautiful year-round, and you don’t have to wait till winter to experience the best of Vail. Fall is the perfect time to visit Vail; when the crowds die down, there is a comfortable chill in the air, and the scenery is as beautiful as ever. The colorful yellow leaves of the mountains offer the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventures like hiking, biking, horseback riding, and fishing. Fall in Vail may be short-lived, but it provides one of the best times to visit our Colorado mountain town. Stay with us at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and stay close to the action in one of our luxury vacation rentals.
Fall in Vail offers an excellent opportunity to get on the trails with hiking and mountain biking adventures. If you are a family visiting Vail, we recommend the Lost Lake Trail, which offers a level footpath and rewards hikers with views of Piney Peak. The Upper Piney River Falls Trail is the most popular fall hike, around six miles long, and offers some of the best views in Vail.
Explore even more trails this fall with mountain biking adventures. You can find the most extensive mountain bike trails on Vail Mountain, where you can take a gondola ride to the trails. Discover our favorite Vail Mountain Biking trail on our blog.
Fall also brings some of the best events and festivals to our town. In fact, the Vail Oktoberfest has been named among the country’s top ten greatest Oktoberfest celebrations! Our German-style alpine village offers the perfect place to drink beer, listen to music, and celebrate autumn. Join us for traditional Bavarian music, bratwurst eating competitions, and of course, tasty beer.
Or embrace your true lumberjack spirit at the Man of the Cliff event in Avon, Colorado. This one-day festival will have everyone wearing flannel as they sip on craft brews and watch keg tossing competitions.
Fall is a beautiful time to take advantage of the weather and get outside for fly fishing. As the summer crowds dwindle and the weather cools down, fly fishing is at its best. The Eagle, Colorado, and Roaring Fork rivers offer limitless opportunities to catch trout with wade or float trips. Cast your line on your own or consult a local expert who will take you to the best local fishing spots. Outfitters like Gore Creek Fly Fisherman and Vail Valley Anglers offer everything you need for a successful day on the water.
Plan your Colorado mountain getaway today and experience the magic of fall in Vail. Whether you want to hike vibrant fall foliage trails or visit us during Oktoberfest, there is something for everyone this season! Choose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to host your getaway and enjoy more space together in one of our Vail vacation rentals.