Discover the nature and beauty of Vail, Colorado through a large selection of activities and sightseeing places designed especially with the visitor in mind. Nova Guides will set up a trip for you to drift down the river while fishing trout in areas that are inaccessible by foot. Try your luck at catching a rainbow trout or maybe you'll get the German brown trout. Colorado promotes the catch and release method of fishing. Local touring companies specialize in trout fishing and many include all equipment and transportation.
If you're wanting something a little more exciting and off water, look for the guided ATV tours that take you through the White River National Forest. You'll climb to an elevation of over 12,000 feet and experience the historic Camp Hale area, four different mountain ranges and the Continental Divide. During your trip, you may have the chance to see wildlife, and guaranteed to view some gorgeous scenery along the way.
If you're interested in taking a trip through the mountains, but snowmobiles and ATV's aren't your idea of a mode of transportation, the don't worry, the perfect mode of transportation awaits. You'll enjoy traveling through most of the same areas as the ATV tours, but you'll be doing it from a fully enclosed and heated 13 passenger four-track vehicle that maneuvers over the snow. Tours depart in the morning and include lunch and a hot beverage.
Enjoy the historic Camp Hale and the scenic Pando Valley as you experience the Vail area by dogsled. You can choose to drive your own team or relax and let someone else drive you around. Camp Hale is formerly the home of the 10th Mountain Division.
Trail Wise Guides offer guided wilderness and nature tours to some of the most picturesque areas in Colorado. From Vail, you can enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking. Also, hiking and bird watching excursions. These adventures take you into the White River National Forest for a day of relaxation and a chance to view the wildlife that is so popular to Vail.
Take a trip to Eagles Nest at the top of Vail Mountain to the Nature Discovery Center where snowshoe hikes are available twice a day. Learn and discover about the wildlife and other natural attractions that bring visitors to Vail. Hands on exhibits and interactive displays make this a great place for children to enhance their education about the mountainous country. The Vail Nature Center also offers moonlight snowshoe tours that have proven to be a great way to view wildlife in their natural surroundings.
Although Vail offers numerous opportunities of winter and summer adventure excursions, you'll also find a large selection of shopping areas for your enjoyment, and fine dining at numerous establishments throughout the mountain and valley areas. Enjoy a trip to Vail, see the wondrous sights and enjoy the fantastic scenic views.