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Vail is an area rich in natural beauty as well as plenty of activites for everyone. Our guides below can help if you don't know where to start.




Horseback Riding

Goat Yoga


Favorite Trails:

  • Berry Picker
  • Booth Falls
  • Hanging Lake
  • Shrine Pass
  • Lionshead Rock

Hike with a Llama: Paragon Guides (paragonguides.com)

Mountain Biking

'Epic Pass' allows for free gondola rides but bike haul is additional cost on Vail Mountain. 20% off bike rentals. (www.epicpass.com)

Guided tours with Paragon Guides (paragonguides.com)

Mountain Climbing

Apex Mountain School offers training courses and guides for mountain climbing. (www.apexmountainschool.com)

Fly Fishing

Some of the best fishing is Gore Creek right in town!

Fly Fishing

**Dillon Marina also has sailing classes as well.

River Rafting

Epic Discovery Center

Spend a day at the adventure courses, ziplining, alpine coaster, climbing wall, summer tubing, bungee trampoline, mini golf and disc golf! A fun activity to do with kids in the summer on top Vail Mountain. (www.vail.com)

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Beautiful gardens with free self-guided tours in Vail. Plenty of playgrounds to play with the kids!

Gerald Ford Amphitheater

Outdoor concerts and events at this awesome amphitheater in Vail. (https://grfavail.com)

Vail Farmers Market

In the center of Vail Village every Sunday 10 AM to 3 PM in summer through fall!


Steadman Clinic Fellows can obtain a year membership to the Vail Golf and Nordic Clubhouse for $40 /year. 18-hole golf course and driving range with guest prices as well. (http://vailclubhouse.com/)

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Camelot Balloons (www.camelotballoons.com)




Skiing / Snowboarding

The Steadman Clinic purchases Epic Passes for the Fellows and their spouses. Favorite skiing locations include Vail, Beaver Creek (15 minutes away), Breckenridge (35 minutes away) and Keystone (50 minutes away).

Nordic Skiing

Vail Golf and Nordic Clubhouse - Rentals available or bring your own Nordic skis. (http://vailclubhouse.com)

Fat Tire Biking

Rentals available or bring your own fat tire bike to the Vail Golf and Nordic Clubhouse course. (http://vailclubhouse.com)



Snowmobiling is offered from a few different vendors:

Ice Skating

Ice skate rentals available at outdoor rinks in Lionshead Village and Vail Village or bring your own to skate for free.

Public skating and lessons also available at the Dobson Arena in Vail Village.

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

  • Bearcat Stables (http://bearcatstables.com/horsedrawn-sleigh-rides.html) - Edwards, CO
  • 4 Eagle Ranch (http://4eagleranch.com/) - Wolcott, CO

Ice Climbing

Apex Mountain School not only offers training courses and guided tours for mountain climbing during summer but also ice climbing during the winter! (www.apexmountainschool.com/colorado-ice-climbing)

Fly Fishing

Winter can be some of the best fishing! Both of the companies below offer winter tours as well.

  • Vail Valley Anglers (www.vailvalleyanglers.com) - Edwards, CO
  • Minturn Anglers (www.minturnanglers.com) - Minturn, CO

Hot Springs

Glenwood Springs offers several places to experience some of Colorado natural mineral hot springs.

  • Enjoy the spa-like atmosphere at Iron Mountain Hot Springs that is still kid friendly (www.ironmountainhotsprings.com)
  • The Glenwood Hot Springs Resort also offers waterslides and other aquatic fun for kids. (www.hotspringspool.com/swim)




Bol (http://www.bolvail.com) - Vail Village

Movie Theatre

Workout Classes (Spinning, Yoga, Pilates, etc.)

  • Aria Club - Discounted membership is given to Steadman Fellows and their spouses. Located 3 minutes from hospital in Vail.
  • Westin (www.westinriverfront.com) - Need to purchase a membership. Located in Avon, CO.
  • Yoga-only (Revolution Power Yoga in Avon, Mountain Soul Yoga in Edwards and Vail Hot Yoga in Vail)

Cooking Classes

Food Tours

Take a craft beer tours, walking culinary tour or a biking food tour with Vail Valley Food Tours. (www.vailvalleyfoodtours.com/)

Wine Tasting Classes

Root and Flower in Vail Village (https://rootandflowervail.com)


Broadway Plays, Comedy, Opera, Dance

Vilar Performing Arts Center (https://vilarpac.org/) - Avon, CO

With Kids In Mind



Mommy and Me Get Messy Classes

Art classes at the Alpine Arts Center in Edwards CO (www.alpineartscenter.org/classes-workshops-drop-ins/program-descriptions)

Baby amd Me Classes

Edwards Medical Center offers numerous classes such as yoga, swimming and story hour as well as support groups. (https://www.vailhealth.org/services/childbirth/classes)

Walking Mountain Science Center

Single day and full week long science camps for kids. Nature hikes with tykes. Half-day workshops (bird feeder, planting, etc.). Located in Avon and Vail.

Vail and Avon Public Libraries

Kids can enjoy store time and early literacy classes. (https://vaillibrary.com/)

Eagle Vail Outdoor Swimming Pool

Pool is open during summer months. (http://www.eaglevail.org/swimming)

Vail Recreational Center

Gymnastics, T-ball, hockey, figure skating, skateboarding, volleyball and indoor/outdoor soccer for kids of all ages- including toddlers! Art classes and summer camps also available. (http://www.vailrec.com/)

Epic Discovery Center

Spend a day at the adventure courses, ziplining, alpine coaster, climbing wall, summer tubing, bungee trampoline, mini golf and disc golf! A fun activity to do with kids in the summer on top Vail Mountain. (www.vail.com)

Children's Fountains & Playgrounds

They can be found all over Vail Village and Lionshead Village. Other awesome playgrounds are Donovan's Park and at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

*Join the Vail Moms Facebook group for more activities.

*Vail Mom Blog Website: http://vailmom.com/kid-activities.html

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