Nicole Honnen


Clark Reid


Outdoor Activities

Experience the mountains in a whole new light. Whether hiking Vail Mountain to a pristine alpine lake, through a field of wildflowers or summiting one of Colorado’s coveted 14,000ft peaks - hiking offers something for everyone.
The Lions Square Lodge provides guests with a list of a dozen hikes just outside the back door! For an incline challenge, try the Berry Picker hike, which begins at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead for a 2,200 ft. gain, and a complimentary ride back down if you make it to the top!

4 Eagle Ranch
4 Eagle Ranch offers kids of all ages quintessential Colorado outdoor activities. Check out their website for the most up to date info, but guests can expect a choice of Hayrides, Horseback Riding, 4 X 4 rides, western family nights, cattle round ups and rodeos!

Adventure Ridge, Vail Mountain
Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, Adventure Ridge has fun activities for all ages at over 10,000 ft!
Enjoy activities like climbing, the alpine coaster, zip lining, disc golf, tubing, or just take in the views while eating BBQ on Talon's Deck. (Please note summer link for adventure ridge will change in the spring, right now they have their winter activities online)

Enjoy the spectacular views and extensive network of mountain bike trails on Vail Mountain. A wide variety of guided tours and instruction are available, or just cruise the mountain on your own. There are many shops within Vail to rent bikes from, we suggest asking your hotel concierge.

Bike Tours, Shuttles and Delivery
Venture Sports features the finest fleet of bikes available for demo and rental, both road and mountain. All ready for the hills. Rentals are available for the whole family. And if you would like an ambassador to show you the best trails, hire a Venture guide or simply hire a shuttle to take you UP the hill…so you can just ride down!
Venture Sports 970.949.1318

Fly Fishing
Guided wade and float trips on the Eagle, Colorado or Roaring Fork Rivers offer breathtaking views, abundance of wild trout, expert guidance and lunch on all full day trips.
Gore Creek Fly Fisherman 970.476.3296
Fly Fishing Outfitters 970.845.8090

Did you know golf balls travel farther at altitude? This should be great for your game! Golf is huge in Vail, so if you have any questions on specific courses, just ask your concierge.
Vail Golf Course
Eagle Vail Golf Club

Jeep, Hummer and ATV Tours
Explore the Colorado Rockies in a rugged four-wheel Jeep with your own tour guide. Enjoy day tours of old ghost towns, mining towns, scenic panoramas and flower-filled meadows.
Timberline Tours 970.476.1414 or
Nova Guides 719.486.2656 or

There is nothing like the thrill of whitewater rafting! The Vail Valley offers a range of rivers that offer a rush of adrenaline and incredible scenery. August is a mild time of year for the water, and makes it a great time of year for kids of all ages.
Timberline Tours 970.476.1414 or

SUP – Stand Up PaddleBoarding
Alpine Quest Sports in nearby Edwards offers stand up paddle board lessons, rentals and sales. Learn the fundamentals of SUP in a two hour lake class on Nottingham Lake or learn to navigate the rivers in a full day class. The AQS instructors are highly qualified with years of SUP experience.
Alpine Quest Sports 970.423.7031

Experience nature’s water park and slow down the pace of the day with a relaxing tube down the river! It’s an unforgettable experience for all ages. Clark and Nicole have enjoyed doing this with multiple groups, and would highly recommend!
Turtle Tubing 970.471.0547 or

Enjoy a soaring zipline adventure within the mountains, above the trees, and across Colorado streams. 6 unique ground to ground zip lines give you a graduating progression of excitement and adventure!
Zip Adventures 970.926.9470 or

Play a friendly or competitive game of pickleball at the new Golden Peak Pickleball Center. This has become a new Honnen family-favorite on our summer weekends in Vail!

Hot Air Balloon
Soar into the skies above the Vail Valley and enjoy breathtaking views from a hot air balloon. The hot air balloons ascend just after sunrise, with the flight lasting from one to two hours. Transportation to/from Vail is provided.
Camelot Balloons 800.785.4743

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Betty Ford Alpine Gardens located less than a mile east of Main Vail. This experience is complimentary, and makes for a great accent to your morning walk.

Scenic Gondola Ride
If you'd prefer to see the mountain without being sore for the wedding, take a scenic gondola ride on one of Vail's multiple gondolas.

Spas and Shopping

Unwind and cleanse in the tranquility of a Vail spa. It is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate after an active or leisurely day in the mountains.
Lodge at Vail Spa 970.754.7828
Arrabelle Spa 970.754.7754
Sonnenalp Spa 970.479.5404
Four Seasons Spa 970.477.8600

Shopping and Art Galleries
You can find world-class shopping and art galleries around every corner in Vail Village. From one-of-a-kind artwork to elegant jewelry to the newest skis and snowboards.

Vail Farmer's Market & Art Show
Recover from the party as you stroll through the Vail Farmers' Market and Art Show on Sunday from 10am-3:30pm.
Kelly Schmidt