Wildflower season is off the charts right now, thanks to lots of rain. Timberline Tours, a premier Vail outfitter, is offering back-country Jeep tours showcasing our blossoms via alpine meadows and expansive mountain views. Call (970) 476-1414 to book your trip!
Other ideas for wildflower viewing include getting outside by foot or bike. Blooms dot the trails everywhere you look! I'm loving the views while exploring Meadow Mountain and Grouse Creek Trail, near Minturn.
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, the world's highest botanical gardens, is located right in Vail, and it's seriously beautiful. Bring a book and park yourself in there for some quiet enjoyment.
Here are more top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: Timberline Tours, wildflower Jeep tour!
Events On Tap
Check out the Summer Friday Afternoon Club at Maya from 5 to 9 p.m. This week it's featuring live music by Rewind.
Brothers Keeper will perform live music at Shakedown Bar in Vail Village on Saturday, July 13, at 9:30 p.m.
Steve Martin and Martin Short are here on Sunday, July 14, as part of Whistle Pig Vail. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Ford Amphitheater in Vail.
March Fourth will perform at Nottingham Park in Avon on Wednesday, July 17, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. This is a free Avon Live! performance.
Gypsum Daze is coming up July 18-20, including a parade and a Saturday concert with headliner Scotty McCreery at Lundgren Amphitheater.
Photo: Shakedown Bar
More Vail Things To Do
Need a new hobby? Maker+Stitch, a knitting shop in Edwards, if offering a variety of classes and open-knitting times for locals and visitors.
Piney River Ranch in Vail is offering canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding, among other outdoor activities! Enjoy breathtaking scenery while you're out and about.
Want to head farther afield? Consider exploring the Cliffhanger roller coaster at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, about an hour west of Vail.
Treat your kiddo to a pony ride at Vail Stabes! This is a truly family-friendly activity, and it's a great photo opp.
Photo: Vail Stables
And with that ...
We'll see you in Vail!