So you skipped out on the gas guzzler for your trip to Vail, good for you! Now, while it may seem like choosing a more green form of transportation might limit you on things to do, there is actually a plethora of activities to do that are in the town of Vail, or within walking distance. Such activities as listed below will make it worth your while for you and your group to go green and skip the car for your vacation! Here are 3 adventures to do in Vail without a car!
With sections of the Eagle River meant for both the beginner and advance, there is something for everyone. The lower portion of this Eagle River is a great choice for both family adventures and those who want to dip their toes into the world of whitewater rafting, and runs at a solid class III. And for those who want a little more excitement out of a local rafting experience, the Dowd’s Chute portion of the Eagle River is a great intermediate, class IV trip. This rafting trip will add the perfect cherry on top for any adventurous, car-less visitors!
Smack dab in the heart of Vail next to the Lionshead Village lives a river that is great for catching freshwater trout… and on that river, the Town of Vail offers complimentary free fly fishing clinics! This clinic is meant for those who have never tried fly fishing before and want a personal introduction done by local fishing professionals. For those who have experience in the wonderful world of flyfishing, there are five locations along the Gore Creek area that can be fished for half day, full day, and in between options.
To get the most out of the beautiful Vail scenery, all while experiencing a classic Colorado right of passage, you’re going to want to head up the gondola to access plethora of hiking and mountain biking trails along the base of Vail Resorts Ski Area. With both hiking and mountain biking trail options, this mega trailhead area can accommodate any difficulty, length, or scenery an adventurer could want! And with the gondola being accessible in the dead center of the town of Vail, this hiking experience is great for those who are going eco friendly with no gas transportation!
Whether you want to raft, fish, bike, or hike, Vail has no shortage of activities. The best part? You can gain access to all of Vail’s adventures without a car! So take advantage and hit the adventure trail. Don’t forget to call Peak 1 Express for you Vail airport shuttle needs!