Vail, Colorado is famous for it’s awe-inspiring back bowl skiing with endless powder days to boot. There are many other reasons both locals and visitors adore the Vail Valley – one of which is the incredible Fall foliage every year as summer fades into cooler, more vibrant months. We’ve rounded up our 5 favorite leaf peeping spots in the Vail Valley for all ages and abilities!
1. Berrypicker Trail
Coming out of the gate with a more difficult option is the Berrypicker Trail on Vail Mountain. A Vail classic, the trail winds through aspen groves. As you climb higher you’ll catch a birds eye view of Lionshead down bellow and views for days at the Summit. Learn more about Berrypicker Trail here.
2. NORTH TRAIL
Get a different view from across I-70 looking at Vail Mountain on North Trail. As you proceed up the trail you’ll pass through breathtaking aspen groves along the way. Take a break, look across the valley to the aspens painting the ski resort! Learn more about North Trail here.
3. The VAIL BIKE PATH
Hop in the saddle and soak up the Fall colors from the comfort of your bike! The bike path from Vail Village to East Vail offers canopies of aspen trees showing off their fabulous Fall colors. Learn more about Vail’s bike path here.
4. BOOTH FALLS TRAIL
While the main attraction at Booth Falls is obvious, the Fall season paves way for a different star of the show on this trail – the golden aspens! Booth Falls is a bit of a haul, with 1,358 vertical feet gain and 4.1 miles, you’ll definitely get your workout in too! Learn more about Booth Falls Trail here.
5. TAKE A RIDE UP GONDOLA ONE
Get whisked away to above 10,000 feet via Gondola One. Relish in the stunning views of Golden Peak boasting thousands of golden aspens covering the entire hillside. Learn more about scenic gondola rides here.