Vail, Colorado is a quintessential mountain town primarily known for its world-class skiing. The town of Vail attracts skiers and snowboarders from all walks of life, skill levels, and locations.

While Vail is undoubtedly the busiest during the winter months, one might argue that it's just as beautiful and picturesque during the off-season. In fact, if you take the gondola up Vail Mountain in the summer, you will be treated to some of the most beautiful scenery in the state.

Keep scrolling to see what Vail Mountain is like in the summertime.

Summer on Vail Mountain and Colorado's Natural Beauty

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If visiting Vail in the summertime sounds like something you'd like to do in the future, first you'll need to know how to get on the mountain. The best way to do this is to park in Lionshead Village and take Eagle Bahn Gondola 19 to the top of the mountain.

There you'll find lush, green vegetation including trees, grass, and a plethora of wildflowers that are covered in several feet of snow in the winter.

The parts of the mountain that are catwalks during ski season serve as trails and you can experience more than your fair share of natural beauty by taking a stroll along the Top of Vail Trail, the Ptarmigan Loop Trail, and the Grand Escape Trail, to name a few.

While there isn't snow on the mountain in the winter, you can still easily see where the ski runs are carved out and treat yourself to endless views.

Keep scrolling to take a virtual trip to the top of Vail Mountain in the summer:

Summer on Vail Mountain: The Epitome of Colorado’s Natural Beauty

Take a look at how stunningly beautiful Colorado’s Vail Mountain is in the summertime.

Gallery Credit: Nate Wilde

Breathtaking Views on Telluride Gondola to Mountain Village

Take a ride up the gondola from the picturesque Colorado ski town of Telluride all the way up to Mountain Village.

Gallery Credit: Nate Wilde

Vail Colorado is Home to the World’s Highest Botanical Garden

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail is open year-round and is the world’s highest botanical garden.

Gallery Credit: Nate Wilde