Vail may be known for its world-class skiing, but there are great activities and events all year long. Locals love springtime for its reduced crowds, lower prices, and a unique opportunity to experience the entire Vail Valley. Here is a list of our favorite spring activities in Vail.
Vail offers whitewater rafting opportunities for all experience levels. Class I to Class V river trips are available on the Eagle, Colorado, and Arkansas rivers throughout the Vail Valley. Because these rivers are largely, or entirely, fed by snowmelt, conditions can vary greatly. Whitewater rafting season typically starts for Lower Eagle River and Dowd Chute Upper Eagle River in May. Call ahead about conditions and be aware of class levels.