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vail summer wanting to do water activities

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vail summer wanting to do water activities

I have never been to vail but I am coming around july 25th for 2 days. I want to know if there are any places that people tube down rivers or if there are places that rent that stuff somewhat near the city? If there are not does anyone recommend a place for me to try like that. I have been on inflatable kayaks and really liked that too do any places rent those? Also any good lakes or rivers that we could hike to and jump in or possibly do a little fishing. thanks in advance

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1. Re: vail summer wanting to do water activities

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2. Re: vail summer wanting to do water activities

Glenwood Springs has places to rent tubes and tube the Colorado River. Also the hot springs are right there. You could also come over to Summit County and rent a boat and toot around Lake Dillon and fish (make sure to get a Colorado fishing license.) Rancho Del Rio has tubing and I think it may be just as close, if not closer than Glenwood for tubing too. The water is super cold. Green Mountain Reservoir allows swimming/skiing, however people still wear wetsuits. Wolford Reservoir north of Kremmling rents boats and allows swimming - I thought it was fine in just a bathing suit there.

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3. Re: vail summer wanting to do water activities

Any lakes you can hike too would be terribly cold.

Living Social had this out today


FYI I don't know them.

I know it is hard to believe coming from New Orleans that water is hard to find and icy cold when you do.

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4. Re: vail summer wanting to do water activities

Yep, we don't swim in any of the 300 lakes on the Grand Mesa. You can die of hypothermia since the water temps are frigidly cold in the high country lakes. The CO River is shallow enough that the water is warmer.

Edited: 19 June 2012, 20:52
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