Enjoying Eagle County this Summer

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As a notable ski area, Eagle County attracts tourists and locals alike throughout its snowy winter months. However, summertime spent in the county’s scenic mountain towns, including Avon and Vail, is equally as enjoyable; the beautiful terrain offers plenty in the way of outdoor fun. Here are some activities to keep nature lovers busy in Eagle County for the rest of the summer.


Fly Fishing

Colorado’s rivers and streams abound with a variety of wildlife, including diverse species of trout. Seasoned fly fishers can hone their craft in the cool waters of the Eagle River, the Colorado River, and the Roaring Fork River. For beginners, take a lesson and hire a guide for the chance to learn about this contemplative, approachable sport.



Numerous trails wind throughout the rugged terrain surrounding Eagle County. From short 3-mile jaunts to long, full-day adventures, there’s plenty of hiking to be had regardless of your skill level. Amble through meadows speckled with wildflowers on higher-elevation paths or get a solid workout in with a trail run that involves fast and flowy pine-shrouded scenery. The Gore mountain Range is truly spectacular and a sight to behold, especially during the summer months. Choose your own adventure and spend a day in the mountains, relaxing and recharging with mother nature.


Summer Chairlift

For an easy day with rewarding views, hop on the chairlift at Beaver Creek Mountain Resort and enjoy the ride. Bring hiking gear to gain access to some remarkable, top-of-the-world vistas or pack a picnic and hang out at the top of the mountain. The lift is open from 10am – 4pm daily throughout the summer and temperatures average around 75 degrees. Beaver Creek’s summer chairlift provides a great way to escape the heat of the Front Range.



Perfectly manicured golf green is nestled in the valley of the beautiful Gore Range. Take in the scenic backdrop as you play 18 holes in the Rocky Mountains. With three courses to choose from, a golf getaway in Beaver Creek can also make for a memorable way to host a special event. Book a stay at one of Red Sky Golf Club’s partner properties for the opportunity to play the members-only, expertly designed course.


Whitewater Rafting

For the thrill of a lifetime, board an inflatable raft and head down the roaring waters of one of Colorado’s famous rivers. Talented guides direct passengers to navigate through technical rapids on various sections of the state’s rivers. Guests can choose from a variety of rafting experiences with Lakota Guides. Spend half the day on gentle, fun rapids or get rowdy with a swift paddle through Gore Canyon. Expect to get wet and to have fun!


Horseback Riding

Experience the wild west like never before from the saddle of a horse. Traipse through rugged terrain on a sure-footed, well-trained animal and channel your inner wrangler. Trusted and experienced guides lead guests over soft meadows, around creeks, and through aspen groves. Regardless of skill level, this activity is a fit for anyone wishing to experience the Rocky Mountains in a whole new way.


Mountain Biking

This exhilarating sport comes to life on the mountain bike paths at Beaver Creek. Summer months turn the resort’s ski trails into awesome, bikeable terrain. The mountain offers a few mountain bike-only trails, but its chair lift gives athletes access to a plethora of backcountry terrain. Pack a lunch and put those legs to work climbing and flying up and down the mountain.


Eagle County boasts some truly remarkable terrain along with charming mountain towns and elegant resorts. Known for its world-class skiing and luxury amenities, the area’s alpine terrain attracts summer-sport enthusiasts from everywhere. From hiking to horseback riding, Eagle County has plenty to partake in during Colorado’s warm months. 


Piedmont Apartments in Avon places residents at the doorstep to these lively summer-time activities. Enjoy direct access to some of the prettiest mountains, trails, and rivers in the state. Contact us today for more info!

Metadata: Eagle County boasts a plethora of awesome outdoor activities all summer long that invite nature lovers to experience the Gore Mountain Range in all its splendor.

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