Welcome to the ThinkVail we hope you find this list of summer outdoor kids activities in Vail helpful.
Whether you’re a local who lives here in Colorado or are just visiting from afar, finding fun and fantastic outdoor kids activities is important for an unforgettable summer full of adventure. Below is a list of some of ThinkVail’s favorite summer outdoor activities for kids! Choose from a diverse line up of Vail valley experiences including hiking, rafting, biking, jeeping, horseback riding, dinosaur camps and more. Enjoy!
Foster Your Young Future Paleontologist
Fossil Posse’s mission is to instill an appreciation of natural sciences, specifically paleontology & the prehistoric world, and the environment as a whole, by providing a fun, interactive, and education-based adventure for children and families in the Vail valley. Kids can hold REAL fossils, such as teeth, skulls, and bones and EXPLORE the prehistoric Colorado landscape!
Business Address: 100 Yacht Club Drive, Wolcott, CO 81655
Offering Rafting Trips, Jeep Tours & More
Timberline Tours is the Vail Colorado’s premier whitewater rafting and backcountry jeep tours outfitter, also offering stand up paddle board (SUP) and duckie river trips on Colorado’s Eagle, Colorado, and Arkansas Rivers. Come and experience this world-class outfitter and create some memories with your family and friends. Also, perfect for corporate groups.
Business Address: 1432 Chambers Avenue Eagle, CO 81631
Offering Road, Cruiser, E-Bike & Mountain Bike Rentals
Enjoy a fun day of bike riding for your entire family. Whether you want cruisers and tag-alongs for the recreation path that meanders past Gore Creek, mountain bikes to hit the trails on Vail mountain or bike rentals for an exhilarating Vail Pass tour. Venture Sports has got you covered with their great gear and incredible customer service.
Business Address: 100 West Beaver Creek Blvd. Avon, CO 81620
Horseback Riding, Fishing, Canoe Rentals & Hiking
Situated on picturesque Piney Lake, nestled at the foot of the majestic Gore Range, Piney River Ranch is a private, forty-acre Rocky Mountain retreat located just twelve miles north of Vail Village, surrounded by thousands of acres of back country wilderness within the White River National Forest. It is the perfect place for FUN!
Business Address: 700 Red Sandstone Rd. Vail, CO 81658
Custom Guided Hikes, Biking & Llama Treks
Since 1978 Paragon Guides has offered a variety of unique, once-in-a-lifetime backcountry adventures within the White River National Forest and the famous 10th Mountain Division Hut System. From easy Lunch with a Llama hikes that are perfect for kids to multi-day hut-to-hut trips for more experienced adventurers.
Business Address: 210 Edwards Village Blvd. Suite B107, Edwards, CO 81632
SUP Rentals on Nottingham Lake in Avon, CO
Enjoy a day on the water with a stand up paddle board, inflatable single and tandem duckies, paddle boats or a HUGE monster board rental that can hold the whole crew. Spend the day frolicking at the Avon lakeside beach and enjoy a 1-hour (or more) self-guided tour around the lake. Fun for ALL ages!
Business Address: 1 Lake Street, Avon, CO 81620
A Gorgeous High Altitude Botanical Garden
The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is an internationally acclaimed botanic gardens known for its alpine horticulture, education and conservation. It is the highest elevation botanical garden in North America situated at 8,200’ (2,700 m) in Vail, CO in the central Rocky Mountains. This beautiful setting boasts an extensive and unique collection of alpine and mountain plants collected from around the world.
Business Address: 522 S. Frontage Rd. East, Vail, CO 81657
Popular Skateboard Parks throughout the Vail Valley
Skateboard parks are the perfect place for fun, summer activities whether your a first-time skater or a seasoned pro. Local skate parks around Vail can be enjoyed skateboarders, bikers, scooters and aggressive inline skaters or on roller blades and all are welcomed. Each park is designed for its specific location and to provide unique challenges to its users. However, most parks incorporate bowl, street plaza and/or flow designs. Please were a helmet at all facilities.
Business Address: 395 Frontage Rd. West, Vail, CO 81657
A Fantastic Array of Produce, Artisan Gifts, Flowers, Jewelry and More
For more than 20 years the Vail Farmers Market has flourished on Meadow Drive in Vail, CO. With more than 140 tents on 16 Sundays throughout the summer this market is sure to please. We have entertainment for everyone and bring people from all over to enjoy the Rocky Mountains on a Sunday. Enjoy strolling down the pedestrian area while tasting treats and enjoying live music and entertainment. The Market begins mid June and goes through the beginning of October.
Business Address: East Meadow Drive, Vail Village, CO, 81657
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