Your Vail Fall Guide

Grab your pumpkin spice latte (and your water) and hit the trails for some golden leaf peeping! There is NOTHING like walking through the golden aspens in the fall. Here are some of our favorite trails to leaf peep and prepare for spooky season!

Ultimate Leaf Peeping Hiking Trails and Scenic Drive

East Lake Creek

North Trail

Upper Piney Lake Trail

Beaver Lake

-Drive Independence Pass

Fall Festivals

Oktoberfest: Get ready to put on your lederhosen and raise your steins! Oktoberfest is back in Vail this year!

When and Where:

September 10-12 in Lionshead Village 12PM-10PM

September 17-19 in Vail Village 12PM-10PM

You don’t want to miss this festival! Prosit!

P.S. Vail Oktoberfest was named among the ten greatest Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States by USA Today!

For the full schedule of events click here

Man of the Cliff: You don’t have to be a man to participate in this fun festival and fundraiser! You do however have to wear a flannel, because well, FALL! Get ready to test your strength (or just drink some good beer and observe) as the lumberjack-style games commence! There’s even a free concert! Funds raised support First Descents and their local adventure programs for young adults impacted by cancer.

When and Where:

October 9-10 in Avon at the Harry A. Nottingham Park 10AM-5PM

For more information or to sign up for a competition click here.

Vail Automotive Classic: Get ready to see some spectacular vehicles in the magnificent setting of Vail Village. Be sure to check out these unique vehicles ranging from contemporary supercars and sportscars to vintage collector cars and motorcycles, as you walk through the Vail Farmers’ Market and Oktoberfest in Lionshead Village.

When: September 17-19, open to the public from 8:30AM-3PM

Click here for the full schedule of events for the public

Taste of Vail: Love trying new foods and beverages? Well this iconic food and wine event is for you! Sample different delicious foods from over 30 of the finest chefs in Vail and sip wine from the nation’s top vintners. If you’re a foodie, this event is for you!

When: September 16-18 for the full schedule and to purchase tickets click here

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