4 Reasons to Visit Vail, Colorado in the Fall

There are endless reasons why you should visit Vail during the fall season. Don’t let the popularity of the luxurious ski season in Vail convince you that the fall season is not equally enjoyable. There are many things tourists don’t know about Vail in the fall.

Luxury Hotel Stays

Some of the best hotels in the Rocky Mountains are in Vail. Most hotels are in Vail Village or the newer Lionshead district. Generally, families prefer Lionshead, while couples prefer Vail Village. However, if you want to stay in either of these parts of Vail during the winter season, you’d have to reserve them months in advance. In the fall, accommodation in Vail is affordable and has many vacancies.

Vail Village is more quaint with true authenticity, local shops, and delicious food. Lionshead is more luxurious with chain hotels and a more central location. Where you stay depends greatly on who you are traveling with and what your itinerary is.

Delicious Restaurants

From luxury fine dining to cheap mountain eats, Vail has a joint for everybody. Whether you’re looking for a moderately priced pork shank from Almresi Restaurant, fine dining at Game Creek Club, or local cuisine from the Little Diner, Vail has a restaurant for every budget. Vail Village tends to be the best place to find food of any variety.

You’ll notice a busier restaurant crowd in the winter time. Even in the summer, restaurants in Vail Village will sometimes require reservations. This is not the case in the fall.

Beautiful Nature and Parks


Image via Flickr by Hawthorne Ave

Vail has some of the most stunning parks and natural attractions in the United States. One does not have to look hard to find some of the purest beauty the human eye can witness.

Booth Falls Trail winds through gorgeous mountain scenery. In the late fall, you may even get to see snow on the mountain peaks.

Shrine Mountain Trail is often overlooked while in Vail but can be equally beautiful. If you’ve picked a good year, you will still see colorful wildflowers around every tree. However, the peace of the less-traveled trail is incredible, regardless.

The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens are a must. This display is a nice way to spend an hour or two of free time.

In the fall, the leaves start to change colors and the mountains turn colors you have never seen in person.

Beautiful Weather

Fall in Vail is one of the loveliest times of the year. The cool mountain air is as refreshing as it gets all year. Expect temperatures around 65 degrees from September to early November.

Everybody knows about Vail’s immaculate skiing weather during the winter, but fall can be even more beautiful. Summer crowds will be long gone, and you’ll have low hotel rates all to yourself. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to catch some of the early ski season in the fall.

No matter when you go, Vail is an excellent vacation destination. However, for those trying to avoid the crowds and steep tourist prices, the fall is the best time for a visit. It’s a beautiful mountain town that you have to see to believe. Once you go, you’re sure to return again.

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