Mountain or Road Biking
Mountain Biking – Beaver Creek offers a network of great intermediate, family and cross-country mountain biking trails. The trails vary from wide open service roads with moderate grades to steeper single track with some sections of expert level riding. Often wildlife such as deer, fox and porcupine can be found along the trails, especially in late afternoon.
Road Biking – Road cycling? For an easy to moderate road ride, a paved path runs along the banks of Eagle River in Avon and stretches through the Vail Valley. Winding down from East Vail the path crosses through Vail Village and then continues west down the valley through Dowd Junction, then onto Avon and Edwards. Eagle County offers 58 miles of paved recreational paths! For more of a challenge try the Vail Pass path. The trail is 8.7 miles, stretching from East Vail to the top of Vail Pass with the elevation gain of 1,831 feet. For the more advanced cyclists, popular area routes include US 24 to Leadville and US 6 near Wolcott, just minutes from Beaver Creek.
Venture Sports is the ultimate cycling hub in Colorado’s Vail Valley. From weekly rides, to a comprehensive guide to Eagle County, Vail & Beaver Creek area trails – to the best tunes in town – they have everything you need from helmets to tires or even a new bike. They are conveniently located in the heart of Avon or you can simply reserve a bike and they’ll bring it to Creekside for you!
Experience the high country on horseback! Take a guided horseback ride through deer and elk country, and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Cover the varied terrain of our lovely valley on the back of a beautiful and trustworthy horse selected just for you.
Beaver Creek Stables – If you’re looking for that perfect outdoor adventure on your Beaver Creek summer vacation, look no further. Beaver Creek Stables operated the best horseback riding stables in the Vail Valley to provide you with one of the most exhilarating outdoor activities on your Colorado vacation. Beaver Creek Stables will ensure that your horseback riding experience will be second to none. (Website)
Bearcat Stables – Horseback rides at Bearcat Stables depart from the Bearden Homestead on Squaw Creek Road. These rides cater to those who would like to experience the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountain scenery, but have limited time or riding experience. The terrain is easily navigable for your excursion and can be enjoyed by people of nearly all ages and skill levels. (Website)
Float down a wide, meandering river or get your adrenaline pumping in some class 4 or 5 rapids – The Colorado, Eagle, and Arkansas rivers offer up some of the best white water rafting in Colorado.
Lakota Guides – Lakota Guides offers trips for every level of rafter and include quality equipment, experienced guides and a priority on safety. (Website)
Nova Guides – Experience the adventure of a lifetime on some of the best white water rafting in the Vail, Colorado area! With permits on the Colorado, Eagle, and Arkansas rivers, Nova Guides will find the trip right for your experience and thrill level. Whether you are a first-time white water rafter, looking for a scenic float trip or looking to surge down class IV rapids, their knowledgeable guides are sure to provide a safe and extraordinary rafting experience that you’ll never forget! (Website)
Jeeping & Offroad Tours
Climb through open meadows, aspen glades, cross through alpine streams and enjoy incredible 360-panoramic views on a guided Jeep tour with Nova Guides. These open-air Jeeps are the perfect way to see some true Colorado backcountry! Or for a different experience, climb aboard for a fun-filled adventure on your own four-wheel drive ATV while exploring the National Historic Site of Camp Hale. (Website)
Enjoy countless miles of permitted terrain in addition to 6000 acres of private, world class terrain, in the Castle Peak area, exclusive to Sage Outdoor Adventure guests! Their custom single track trails are intimate, fun, and way more exciting to drive on than your average jeep road, with massive views. You’ll have this part of the mountains all to yourselves. (Website)
Zip Adventures – You’re in for the ride of your life – and an amazing view of the region’s natural beauty. Zip through the Rockies on a high-flying canopy tour. Highly trained staff will take care of the equipment and your safety as they teach you about Vail’s flora, fauna and wildlife. (Website)
Scenic Chairlift Rides
See Beaver Creek from a whole new level! Enjoy a quick and effortless scenic chairlift ride to Spruce Saddle Lodge, an iconic lunch venue for breathtaking scenery and mountain adventure. Built in 1982, it is one of the original resort structures, and at 10,200 feet offers unrivaled views of the Gore Range and Eagle River Valley. Chairlift Rides can be purchased here or in the Summer Adventure Center, located by the escalaters in Beaver Creek Village.
Beaver Creek Base Area
During the summer, the Beaver Creek base area is energetic with a number of activities for the kids. The high-flying bungee trampoline is open to both kids and adults, an 18-hole miniature golf course offers wacky putting greens, and a safe and exciting climbing wall, a challenge for all ages with a variety of routes to the top. Find more information here.
Nottingham Lake & Park
The 48-acres Harry A. Nottingham Park, located at 1 Lake Street in Avon, is a beautiful place to spend a day. There is fishing, paddle-boating, or SUP (Stand-Up-Paddleboard) available on the lake, as well as multiple athletic fields, children’s play area, small beach and swim area, picnic tables, tennis courts, basketball courts, and sand volleyball courts. Nottingham Lake is the focal point of many summer and winter activities in the park. More information can be found here.
There are thousands of miles of Colorado hiking trails waiting to be explored! The Beaver Creek hiking trails offer a gateway to the pristine high alpine Beaver Lake, fields of wildflowers or views of Colorado’s 14,000 ft peaks Search Hiking Project to find your perfect hike!
Fly Fishing Outfitters – Since 1992, Fly Fishing Outfitters has been serving the Vail, Colorado area. They are a locally owned and operated, year round, guide service and retail location in Avon. They are a two time winner of the Orvis Endorsed Outfitter of the Year. Easily said, when it comes to Colorado fly fishing, they’re the guides you want. (Website)
The Vilar Center
Located in the heart of Colorado’s Beaver Creek Resort, this 530-seat theatre, operated by the Vail Valley Foundation, presents a variety of year-round performances including concerts, comedy, dance, film, Broadway, family shows and more. (Website)
Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum
The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum preserves and interprets the history of skiing and snowboarding. Interactive exhibits include Winter Olympic memorabilia, Colorado skiing artifacts and 10th Mountain Division films and displays. (Website)
Walking Mountains Science Center
The Walking Mountains Science Center looks to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education. As a non-profit science learning center, they offer innovative school programs, summer youth science camps, adult seminars and year-round interpretive programs. Find out more here.
Avon Rec Center
The Avon Recreation Center, located at 90 Lake Street in Avon, and offers full gym facilities, fitness classes, lap pool, jaccuzzu dry sauna and steamroom along with a 140-ft water slide, lazy river, kids splash-n-play area, aquaclimb climbing wall, diving well for the kids. More information can be found here.