Leaf-peeping options abound at Beaver Creek this fall with 4x4 tours, lift rides and guided hikes

By Real Vail
September 14, 2010

Beaver Creek provides three great options to view fall foliage now through Sept. 26 including the new High Mountain Adventure Leaf Tours, weekend scenic lift rides and guided hikes from the Beaver Creek Hiking Center. Now nearly at its peak, it's time to get outdoors and enjoy the colorful foliage.

High Mountain Adventure two-hour motorized 4x4 vehicle leaf tours are offered on a reservation-only basis Monday through Friday for $38 per person, with a three-person minimum. Weekday tours depart from the base of Centennial Express Lift at 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Peak fall foliage season is fast approaching at Beaver Creek.
Courtesy of Beaver Creek Resort

Standard one- and two-hour weekend tours can be booked at the Summer Adventure Center and depart from Spruce Saddle at the top of the Centennial Express Lift. One-hour weekend tours are available starting at $20 per hour for a tour-only; tour plus a lift ticket is $30. For compete details or to book a High Mountain Adventure Leaf Tour, call the Summer Adventure Center at 970-754-5200.

Scenic chairlift rides take place on the weekends through Sept. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weather-permitting. Spruce Saddle serves up its summertime barbecue on the deck.

The Beaver Creek Hiking Center will be open on the weekends through Sept. 26 and provides a Nordic/ Fitness Walk, Beaver Creek Mountain hikes, guided hikes to Beaver Lake and more. Private hikes also will be available through mid-October. There's a minimum of two people per hike and reservations should be made 24 hours in advance by calling 970-754-5343.

For complete details on all of Beaver Creek's fall foliage viewing options call the Summer Adventure Center at 970-754-5200 or visit www.beavercreek.com.

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