Capay Valley, which was cut by Cache Creek, lies to the northwest of Davis. It is primarily a quiet agricultural area except for the casino in Brooks. In May, the Double Century bike ride goes through the valley from Clear Lake. Rafting, kayaking, hiking, mountain bicycling, camping, birding, fishing, etc. are all available in the canyon beyond Rumsey.
Lucas Taber and Adam Flowers worked summers on Taber Ranch in Capay Valley harvesting almonds. Located at County Road 81 about a 1/4 mile before you get to Cache Creek Casino Resort, it is located in a beautiful setting against the high hills surrounding the valley.