Happy Hour

10 Patios to Perch on This Summer

A happy hour goer's guide to the valley's most scenic outdoor dining spaces (and what to sip while you savor the view).

06/13/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

PEOPLE

Summer Spotlight: The Valley's Best Jobs and Most Interesting Personalities

Who has the best summer job in the valley, or is a local every visitor should meet? We asked, and you answered.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

An Insider's Guide to the Valley's Best On Mountain Adventures

From must-hike trails to high-flying outings, our reader-endorsed recipe makes for the perfect Vail Valley summer on the slopes of Vail and Beaver Creek.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Mountains of Fun

The Ultimate Summer Adventure Guide

From the coolest desserts to the hottest table in town, follow our reader-endorsed recipe for the best summer ever.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Welcome

The Magic of Vail Valley Summers

You can't compare Big Apples to 14ers, or can you? A word from our editor on summer in the happy valley.

06/12/2017 By Ted Katauskas

Outdoors

Gore Range Getaway

The close in, convenient backpacking destination you won't want to miss this summer.

07/15/2016 Edited by Tom Winter

Outdoors

The Valley's Greatest Lakes

Where to swim, paddle and relax in the high country.

06/13/2016 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Deals

Local Music in the Key of Free

Mark your calendars—this season's lineup of free summer concerts is hot.

06/01/2016 Edited by Tom Winter

Outdoors

Great Lakes: Best For Long Hikes

The best places to bike, hike, paddle and boat this summer.

06/01/2016

Outdoors

Great Lakes: Best For Backpacking

For overnight camping, these are the lakes that make the trip worth it. Take a tent and extra food, because you won't ever want to go home.

06/01/2016 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Village Talk

Summertime Thrills at a Revamped Adventure Ridge

Vail Resorts makes a bit bet on the future with alpine coasters, canopy tours, and ecology education.

06/01/2016 By Kimberly Nicoletti

VAIL SUMMER GUIDE

The Ultimate Vail Summer Bucket List

A list of experiences that everyone—resident or visitor—needs to tick off in order to call themselves a Vail insider.

06/01/2013 By Kelly Bastone

VILLAGE TALK

Zipped!

Vail Mountain adds sizzle to its summer with new zip lines and ropes courses at Adventure Ridge.

06/01/2013 By Shauna Farnell

Out and About

Exploring the Outskirts: Adventures Just Outside Vail

Time to kiss the valley goodbye—at least for the afternoon. From bubbling hot springs to the roaring Colorado River, we chart out classic and close-to-home summer adventures.

06/01/2012 By Shauna Farnell Edited by Kirsten Dobroth