Until next winter arrives it's the off season in the Vail Valley - and most of us who live here think this is the greatest time of the year.
As the trout image might suggest, our primary focus is on fly fishing information, but we also can help you with our Best of Vail ranking of restaurants, mountain dining, night life, shops, and summer trail hikes.
If you're headed back this way next ski season be sure to read our winter guide. It has many helpful links, not only about Vail but with several reports on other ski resorts as well.
Off Ski Season Travelogues!
If you've ever thought about visiting Turkey, here's the detail of a 2011 trip to that country.
Or maybe Spain? This was a 2012 fall trip.
How about off the beaten path to Croatia in 2013.
We were adrift at sea in 2014 on the way to Polynesia.
For 2015 the fall trip was to Dubai and Mauritius - both very interesting .
March 2016 - finally a fishing trip vacation - this one to Belize.
Zagreb, Plitvice, and Hvar in Croatia
For something different than what we have in Colorado, here's Silver Creek Arizona:
Many of previous season's fishing trip videos are available at the bottom of our fly fishing home page.
We hope you'll respect the mountain environment, and please practice catch and release on these streams - particularly since many trout populations are still in decline because of whirling disease.
A rating of local outfitters is also available.
Traveling through the area you might enjoy trying some of these personal favorite and mildly offbeat dining spots.
Check flow rates on all Colorado streams on a real time basis.