Fall Color Full and Half-Day Hikes


Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Our fall color full and half-day backcountry hikes highlight the beautiful fall foliage of Vail and the Colorado Rockies! Our early September hikes take you into the alpine zone to witness the rusty hues of autumn above tree line. During peak fall color foliage (mid-September – mid October) we highlight trails that showcase Colorado’s iconic Aspen forests.

Full Day Hikes: Mondays & Thursdays | $80/person, ages 14+
Half-Day Hikes: Tuesdays | $30/person, ages 12+
October 21 @ 7:00 am Sneve Gulch |

The Sneve Gulch trail begins in aspen and climbs up steeply to an overlook of Sylvan Lake. This well-marked, maintained trail has steep grades while passing through open meadows, aspen, […]

October 22 @ 8:30 am Martin Creek Half Day Hike |

Martin Creek is the place to be when the aspens are changing color! This hike travels for miles through continuous aspen forest. In the upper reaches of the trail we […]

October 24 @ 7:30 am McKenzie Gulch Hike |

Another down valley hike departing from near Sylvan Lake State Park, this trail follows the gulch to views of the park and surrounding areas. We will pass by a turnoff […]

October 28 @ 7:00 am Tennessee Pass Hike |

Tennessee Pass is a fantastic hike for those wanting to experience Colorado hiking without the challenging climbs characteristic of most Eagle County hikes. On this hike we will hike along […]

October 29 @ 8:30 am East Lake Creek |

Another one of our favorite fall colors hikes, the East Lake Creek trail travels past some of the largest aspens in the Vail area and into the East Lake Creek […]

October 31 @ 7:00 am Buck Creek Hike |

Join us in our own backyard for a trip into the hills overlooking Avon, and Walking Mountains Science Center’s campus. Departing from Buck Creek Road, just above Walking Mountains’ campus, […]