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The Colorado landscape is renowned for its beauty and Vail is no exception with wilderness areas such as Holy Cross Wilderness and the pretty Betty Ford Gardens showcasing this stunning environment.
The development in Vail’s whitewater rafting has been a huge boost to Vail tourism during the summer. The village now boasts a central water park which plays host to numerous competitions and events and with the excellent whitewater in the areas, provides a rafting haven.
Vail's is rich in historical interest and sites such as the Tenth Mountain Division Hut System and Camp Hale are fascinating ways to explore this. Also stop by the Colorado Ski Museum.
Mountains in Colorado are not just good for skiing and provide some great hiking trails which are fun during summer. Colorado Fourteeners are a number of mountains over 14,000 feet and offer a notoriously difficult challenge for hikers.
Colorado's amazing reputation for skiing is a one of Vail's main attractions. Vail Resort and Beaver Creek Resort are truly world-class.
Vail Village is fun in summer but is perhaps at its best during the ski season. The après ski is incredibly lively with a huge range of restaurants and Vail is never short of events whether it is free open air concerts, The Vail Film Festival or one of the many others.
Vail Pass is a scenic highway and provides breath-taking views of Colorado and is especially stunning in the winter months blanketed in snow.
Colorado's impressive reputation and history in the world of ski is celebrated in this museum displaying photographs, artefacts and gives insight into the first days of recreational skiing.