Races, Music, and BBQ in Beaver Creek

Tough Mudder Obstacle Course

Beaver Creek, Colorado may be one of your favorite destinations for skiing, but as spring turns to summer, other family activities are being planned. As luck would have it, activities in Beaver Creek have something to offer the entire family throughout the year, from cultural events to the physically challenging experience that will keep you in shape until the next winter wonderland season.

If you haven’t visited Beaver Creek before, what are you waiting for? Fly into the Eagle County Airport (EGE) that is just 20 minutes away. A scenic 100 mile trip from Denver International Airport (DEN) offers many opportunities to stop along Highway 70 to enjoy the beautiful views in summer, fall, winter or in time to catch spring’s final skiing opportunities. Take the Avon exit #167, heading south under I-70. Once you get to Beaver Creek, take advantage of the Complimentary Shuttle Services to get around.

Blues Brews BBQ
Enjoy microbrews and barbecue while you listen to live entertainment at the Blues, Brews, and BBQ festival in Beaver Creek.

Family Fun: Activities in Beaver Creek

Say goodbye to winter and welcome spring and summer in the Colorado Mountains. As the ski season winds down, your favorite areas transform into fun venues for Beaver Creek activities.

Mark your calendar for the weekend of May 26-27 for Blues, Brews and BBQ. Microbrews from across the US can be sampled as visitors satisfy their longing for delicious barbeque prepared by pit masters and chefs. To accompany the delightful tastes of food and drink, live entertainment will make the weekend one of the highlights of your early summer.

If more physical activities are needed to keep you pumped up when the ski season is over, The Tough Mudder may be for you. An obstacle course covering ten to twelve miles and touted as the toughest event on the planet will be going on the weekend of June 9th and 10th. If you think that you have the personal stamina to attempt the challenge, be sure to register early at www.toughmudder.com.

Summer Solstice
Get some sun and family fun at the Summer Solstice Trail Run.

Not everyone has the need for a hardcore event like Tough Mudder. The following Saturday, June 16th, The Kids Fun Run and the Summer Solstice Trail Run will be held at Creekside Park in Beaver Creek.  The 5 or 10k races will benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. Make a family day of it and plan on enjoying the BBQ and live entertainment. The Vail Recreation Center website has more information.

You can register early for the Run for $35, but if you wait until race day, the fee is $45. This includes food and registration. The kids will run for free, starting at 10:30 am. The 5K and 10K event starts at 11 and the BBQ opens at 11:30.

Get more information on the Summer Solstice Trail Run and register online at the Vail Recreation District Website (http://www.vailrec.com/summersolstice.cfm?cmpid=PPC120728700).

If You Go

Activities at Beaver Creek are scheduled throughout the year. If you are planning a non skiing vacation, your favorite Colorado destinations in the winter can soon become your favorite locations to enjoy all year round. Find the best food, the best entertainment, and the best family sporting activities in Beaver Creek.

Tough Mudder photo at top by Flickr user wratha.
Photo of the Blues, Brews, and BBQ courtesy of the Charter at Beaver Creek.
Photo of the Summer Solstice Trail Run by Tamara Donelson.