As the streets of Vail and Beaver Creek empty out once school is back in session, the mud season is fully upon Colorado’s mountain towns. The best part of the shoulder season every year is the affordable lodging, no hour-long waits at the popular restaurants, and plenty of activities. Here’s why you should make it to Beaver Creek for the fall foliage this year.
Amazing Hiking All Around
You can venture outside your hotel door and find yourself in a sea of yellow aspens within moments. Beaver Creek has plenty of hikes to explore, and there’s no better time than September and October to head out on them.
Easy Hikes Near Beaver Creek
Berry Creek Loop
Moderate Hikes Near Beaver Creek
Bachelor Gulch Trail
Metcalfe Creek Trail
Royal Elk to Beaver Lake
Difficult Hikes Near Beaver Creek
The Annual Vail / Beaver Creek Restaurant Week
When it’s happening: September 28th – October 7th, 2018
Why you should go: You can bounce around the Vail Valley and eat some of the best food you’ll ever experience at this week long event.
Some of the participants for this year’s Restaurant Week are Blue Moose Pizza, Matsuhisa Vail, Grouse Mountain Grill, Beaver Creek & Vail Chophouse, The Swiss Chalet, Vintage, and more!
Yes, it’s a thing and it’s year round. We can’t imagine the temperature in the middle of January would be too comfortable, but during the fall season paragliding is the perfect way to catch some incredible views of the valley.
Vail Valley Paragliding
This year-round excursion is offered throughout the fall season and is a tandem adventure high in the sky. It’s only $200 to get out there and fly among the mountain peaks, so plan your weekend in the Beaver Creek area and pair your time there with some paragliding.
Horseback Riding in Beaver Creek
One more activity that everyone knows and loves is horseback riding. It’s perfect for fall, with the days being less of a scorcher it’s a great way to take in the beautiful scenery and watch the aspens transform in color.
Beaver Creek Stables
You can choose from just an hour or two on the trail to a picnic ride to Beaver Lake. All generations can join in on the fun with Beaver Creek Stables, making this a perfect fall excursion for the whole family.
Need a ride to the Rockies? Peak 1 Express offers transportation to and from Beaver Creek so you don’t have to worry about a rental car and hidden parking fees for your vacation in the mountains.